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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 7.65% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 44.84% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.18 $ 5.30-7.51
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.33 $ 26.50-44.17
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.30 $ 4.86-6.18
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.09 $ 2.21-3.53
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.42 $ 2.65-6.18
Cappuccino (regular) 3.90 $ 3.09-4.68
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.46 $ 0.88-1.77
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.73 $ 0.44-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.00 $ 6.35-9.70
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.35 $ 1.60-4.01
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.59 $ 0.92-2.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.92 $ 1.94-4.24
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.69 $ 4.01-12.02
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.94 $ 2.40-6.01
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.48 $ 6.01-16.03
Apples (1 lb) 2.82 $ 2.00-4.01
Banana (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.20-2.40
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.40-4.01
Tomato (1 lb) 2.43 $ 1.20-3.61
Potato (1 lb) 1.51 $ 0.80-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.80-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.11 $ 1.06-2.65
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.13 $ 0.88-1.77
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.13 $ 12.37-22.08
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $ 1.33-2.65
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 $ 1.77-3.98
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.98 $ 3.98-4.15
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.10 $ 1.06-1.19
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.59 $ 44.17-65.29
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.65 $ 2.47-2.83
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.28 $ 1.00-1.71
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.60 $ 9.06-17.67
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 $ 4.85-5.68
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,047.08 $ 24,734.44-30,918.05
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,622.50 $ 18,550.83-32,684.79
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 146.84 $ 88.34-220.84
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.09-0.23
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.64 $ 16.70-35.33
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.31 $ 35.33-88.34
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.29 $ 7.07-44.17
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.83 $ 7.95-10.60
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 395.08 $ 265.01-618.36
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,297.34 $ 13,250.59-26,501.18
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.43 $ 35.33-88.34
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.36 $ 26.50-61.84
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.64 $ 57.42-114.84
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.16 $ 70.67-176.67
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 563.59 $ 353.35-971.71
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 371.08 $ 265.01-530.02
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,422.38 $ 795.04-2,650.12
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 866.80 $ 530.02-1,413.40
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,023.39 $ 410.34-1,933.04
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 509.61 $ 246.20-820.67
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,327.63 $
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: November 2018
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