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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 10.80% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 39.55% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.40 $ 5.03-7.50
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 36.55 $ 27.41-50.26
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.48 $ 5.03-7.31
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.74 $ 2.28-3.66
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.57 $ 3.20-6.40
Cappuccino (regular) 4.02 $ 3.20-5.03
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.43 $ 0.91-1.83
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.71 $ 0.46-0.91
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.25 $ 6.92-10.03
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.18 $ 1.66-3.32
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.73 $ 1.04-3.32
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.00 $ 1.83-4.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.09 $ 4.14-14.51
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.80 $ 2.27-5.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.22 $ 6.63-16.58
Apples (1 lb) 2.69 $ 2.07-4.14
Banana (1 lb) 1.71 $ 1.24-2.49
Oranges (1 lb) 2.54 $ 1.45-3.73
Tomato (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.24-3.32
Potato (1 lb) 1.46 $ 0.83-2.07
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 $ 0.62-1.66
Lettuce (1 head) 2.17 $ 1.37-2.74
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.09 $ 0.82-1.37
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.08 $ 10.97-22.84
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.86 $ 1.37-2.74
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.21 $ 1.83-4.57
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.11 $ 4.11-4.39
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.14 $ 1.10-1.19
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.26 $ 27.41-54.83
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.74 $ 2.56-2.74
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.47 $ 1.04-4.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9.53 $ 9.14-18.28
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.21 $ 4.84-5.88
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,737.73 $ 26,499.02-31,981.58
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,616.03 $ 19,188.95-31,981.58
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.87 $ 77.67-207.12
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.09-0.27
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.57 $ 13.71-30.15
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.48 $ 30.15-91.38
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.09 $ 9.14-22.84
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.14 $ 8.22-10.97
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 506.08 $ 319.82-913.76
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,767.78 $ 16,447.67-27,412.78
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.02 $ 45.69-109.65
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.12 $ 22.84-63.96
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.64 $ 68.53-118.79
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.70 $ 82.24-182.75
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 585.90 $ 365.50-1,096.51
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 380.25 $ 246.72-639.63
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,427.89 $ 731.01-3,198.16
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 916.64 $ 548.26-1,827.52
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 743.46 $ 424.45-1,273.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 456.37 $ 219.07-848.90
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,327.57 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 3.50 0.00-0.00

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: November 2017
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