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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 10.79% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 37.32% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.32 $ 5.42-7.23
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 36.13 $ 27.09-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.42 $ 4.97-6.32
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.71 $ 2.26-3.61
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.52 $ 2.89-6.32
Cappuccino (regular) 4.04 $ 3.16-4.52
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.46 $ 0.90-1.81
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.71 $ 0.45-0.90
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.31 $ 6.84-10.26
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.64-3.69
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.68 $ 0.82-3.28
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.92 $ 1.99-4.34
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.77 $ 3.28-12.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.99 $ 2.25-6.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.84 $ 6.15-16.39
Apples (1 lb) 2.89 $ 2.05-4.10
Banana (1 lb) 1.76 $ 1.23-2.31
Oranges (1 lb) 2.51 $ 1.43-3.69
Tomato (1 lb) 2.48 $ 1.23-3.28
Potato (1 lb) 1.52 $ 0.82-2.05
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $ 0.75-2.05
Lettuce (1 head) 2.17 $ 1.35-2.71
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 $ 0.89-1.35
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.35 $ 12.64-22.58
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $ 1.35-3.16
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.30 $ 1.99-5.42
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.06 $ 4.06-4.34
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.13 $ 1.08-1.22
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.67 $ 27.09-63.22
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.71 $ 2.53-2.71
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.45 $ 1.02-2.18
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9.42 $ 9.03-18.06
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.30 $ 4.96-5.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,404.47 $ 25,920.77-32,513.86
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,194.18 $ 18,966.42-33,417.03
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 150.94 $ 90.32-225.79
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.09-0.26
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.46 $ 17.88-32.51
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.24 $ 31.61-90.32
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.70 $ 7.23-27.09
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.03 $ 8.13-10.84
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 462.12 $ 270.95-722.53
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,987.67 $ 12,644.28-27,094.89
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.96 $ 36.13-90.32
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.83 $ 26.19-71.35
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.97 $ 62.32-117.41
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 112.90 $ 72.25-180.63
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 593.92 $ 361.27-1,083.80
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 380.00 $ 243.85-541.90
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,608.85 $ 812.85-3,161.07
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 970.11 $ 541.90-1,806.33
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 834.94 $ 419.53-1,678.12
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 503.31 $ 251.72-839.06
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,387.76 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 0.00-0.00

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: June 2018
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