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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 7.33% 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 6.20 $ 4.87-7.08
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.40 $ 23.01-48.68
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.31 $ 4.87-6.64
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.66 $ 2.04-3.54
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.43 $ 3.10-6.20
Cappuccino (regular) 3.88 $ 3.10-4.69
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.40 $ 0.89-1.86
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.68 $ 0.44-0.89
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.07 $ 6.70-10.05
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.14 $ 1.61-3.21
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.68 $ 1.00-3.21
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.94 $ 1.77-4.25
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.06 $ 4.01-14.05
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.61 $ 2.01-5.62
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.63 $ 6.42-16.06
Apples (1 lb) 2.64 $ 2.01-4.01
Banana (1 lb) 1.65 $ 1.20-2.41
Oranges (1 lb) 2.48 $ 1.41-3.61
Tomato (1 lb) 2.20 $ 1.20-3.21
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 $ 0.80-2.01
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $ 0.60-1.61
Lettuce (1 head) 2.10 $ 1.33-2.66
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.05 $ 0.80-1.33
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.16 $ 10.62-22.13
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.82 $ 1.33-2.66
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.17 $ 2.21-4.43
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.98 $ 3.98-4.25
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.11 $ 1.06-1.15
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.68 $ 26.55-53.10
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.66 $ 2.48-2.66
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.51 $ 1.00-4.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9.35 $ 8.85-17.70
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.03 $ 4.69-5.70
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,834.57 $ 25,666.22-30,976.47
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,831.82 $ 18,585.88-30,976.47
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 142.67 $ 79.65-208.97
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.09-0.27
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.57 $ 13.28-30.98
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.76 $ 29.50-88.50
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.06 $ 6.20-22.13
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.85 $ 7.97-10.62
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 479.40 $ 265.51-885.04
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,400.22 $ 15,930.75-26,551.26
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.40 $ 44.25-106.21
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.10 $ 22.13-61.95
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.30 $ 70.80-115.06
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118.01 $ 75.23-177.01
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 590.44 $ 354.02-1,062.05
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 377.47 $ 238.96-619.53
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,423.04 $ 708.03-3,097.65
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 926.12 $ 531.03-1,770.08
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 717.08 $ 411.11-1,233.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 438.48 $ 215.34-822.22
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,214.21 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.50 0.00-0.00

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: September 2017
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