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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 5.96% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 42.96% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.13 $ 4.59-7.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.01 $ 22.76-48.14
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.25 $ 4.81-6.56
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.63 $ 1.99-3.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.38 $ 2.63-6.13
Cappuccino (regular) 3.80 $ 3.06-4.38
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.34 $ 0.88-1.84
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.68 $ 0.44-0.88
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.13 $ 6.63-9.94
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.02 $ 1.59-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.64 $ 0.99-2.78
Eggs (12) 2.86 $ 1.75-3.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.69 $ 3.97-13.13
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.58 $ 2.18-5.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.22 $ 6.35-15.88
Apples (1 lb) 2.63 $ 1.98-3.97
Banana (1 lb) 1.66 $ 1.19-2.38
Oranges (1 lb) 2.47 $ 1.39-3.57
Tomato (1 lb) 2.16 $ 1.19-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 $ 0.79-1.98
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 $ 0.71-1.59
Lettuce (1 head) 1.93 $ 1.05-2.63
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.05 $ 0.79-1.31
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.13 $ 10.50-17.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $ 1.31-2.36
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.98 $ 1.75-4.38
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.94 $ 3.94-4.11
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.09 $ 1.05-1.14
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.14 $ 26.26-55.68
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.63 $ 2.45-2.63
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.63 $ 1.13-4.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9.24 $ 8.75-17.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.95 $ 4.64-5.63
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,006.59 $ 25,380.97-30,632.20
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,933.23 $ 20,794.89-30,632.20
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.77 $ 78.77-206.65
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.09-0.26
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.32 $ 13.13-28.88
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.48 $ 30.63-87.52
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.66 $ 4.38-21.88
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.75 $ 7.88-9.63
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 415.72 $ 262.56-1,750.41
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,500.89 $ 13,128.09-26,256.18
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.81 $ 43.76-105.02
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.50 $ 21.88-63.89
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.05 $ 70.02-113.78
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.67 $ 70.02-175.04
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 570.44 $ 350.08-965.37
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 371.07 $ 236.31-612.64
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,311.37 $ 700.16-2,625.62
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 842.62 $ 481.36-1,750.41
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 708.62 $ 406.54-1,463.55
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 391.66 $ 206.93-813.09
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,128.53 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.42 0.00-0.00

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: June 2017
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