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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 9.47% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 43.37% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.24 $ 5.35-8.03
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.67 $ 24.08-44.59
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.35 $ 4.91-6.24
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.12 $ 2.23-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.24 $ 2.68-6.24
Cappuccino (regular) 4.00 $ 3.12-4.91
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 $ 0.98-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.75 $ 0.45-1.07
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.06 $ 6.41-10.13
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.62-4.05
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.01-2.83
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.95 $ 1.78-4.37
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.47 $ 4.05-12.04
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.99 $ 2.27-6.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.04 $ 6.07-16.18
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 $ 2.02-4.05
Banana (1 lb) 1.82 $ 1.21-2.43
Oranges (1 lb) 2.45 $ 1.42-4.05
Tomato (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.21-3.24
Potato (1 lb) 1.59 $ 0.81-2.02
Onion (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.81-2.02
Lettuce (1 head) 2.23 $ 1.07-2.68
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 $ 0.89-1.78
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.64 $ 12.49-22.30
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $ 1.34-2.68
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 $ 1.78-4.01
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.01 $ 4.01-4.19
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.11 $ 1.11-1.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.05 $ 44.59-62.43
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.68 $ 2.50-2.94
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.34 $ 1.00-1.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.70 $ 9.17-17.84
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.37 $ 4.90-5.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,538.43 $ 25,595.41-31,213.91
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,986.38 $ 22,295.65-32,105.73
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 153.41 $ 89.18-265.76
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.09-0.22
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.13 $ 17.84-35.67
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.96 $ 31.21-89.18
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.78 $ 7.13-44.59
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.92 $ 8.03-10.70
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 386.55 $ 267.55-535.10
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,831.24 $ 13,377.39-26,754.78
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.15 $ 35.67-89.18
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.49 $ 25.86-66.89
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.43 $ 57.08-115.94
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118.90 $ 71.35-178.37
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 589.58 $ 356.73-1,025.60
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 384.20 $ 267.55-579.69
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,473.21 $ 891.83-2,675.48
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 899.96 $ 535.10-1,605.29
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,024.32 $ 414.26-1,822.76
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 516.13 $ 248.56-828.53
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,376.37 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.47 0.00-0.00

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: January 2019
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