Cost of Living in South Korea

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,500.00 ₩ 5,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45,000.00 ₩ 30,000.00-100,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩ 5,700.00-7,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩ 2,000.00-5,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩ 3,500.00-8,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,541.88 ₩ 2,500.00-6,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,676.13 ₩ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 871.05 ₩ 600.00-1,500.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,234.46 ₩ 6,813.74-11,734.78
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,711.08 ₩ 1,814.37-4,535.93
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,022.41 ₩ 907.19-3,175.15
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,227.71 ₩ 1,600.00-5,400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,881.52 ₩ 4,309.13-22,679.65
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,903.98 ₩ 2,267.96-8,618.27
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14,628.56 ₩ 6,803.89-31,751.50
Apples (1 lb) 3,740.64 ₩ 1,814.37-5,896.71
Banana (1 lb) 1,871.90 ₩ 1,360.78-3,628.74
Oranges (1 lb) 2,584.22 ₩ 1,270.06-4,535.93
Tomato (1 lb) 2,961.78 ₩ 1,483.25-5,443.11
Potato (1 lb) 1,819.18 ₩ 907.19-2,721.56
Onion (1 lb) 1,384.11 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 2,488.93 ₩ 1,000.00-3,406.87
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,320.91 ₩ 740.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17,000.00 ₩ 9,000.00-30,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,586.49 ₩ 1,700.00-4,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,126.19 ₩ 2,200.00-5,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩ 4,500.00-5,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩ 1,250.00-1,500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩ 50,000.00-70,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₩ 3,000.00-3,800.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,287.48 ₩ 1,190.91-2,414.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩ 10,200.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,725.87 ₩ 4,921.04-6,435.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩ 30,000,000.00-37,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,993,896.50 ₩ 27,000,000.00-32,900,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177,794.97 ₩ 106,250.00-300,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 156.47 ₩ 78.00-250.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,724.17 ₩ 20,000.00-50,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61,677.08 ₩ 30,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,604.17 ₩ 10,000.00-35,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩ 9,000.00-15,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 465,405.37 ₩ 300,000.00-700,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,160,692.22 ₩ 18,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70,530.85 ₩ 30,000.00-100,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49,010.82 ₩ 29,000.00-80,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96,228.41 ₩ 60,000.00-120,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 143,280.71 ₩ 80,000.00-220,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 668,547.12 ₩ 400,000.00-1,400,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 467,484.98 ₩ 300,000.00-922,882.37
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,745,859.83 ₩ 850,000.00-4,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,058,474.58 ₩ 600,000.00-2,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,678,163.47 ₩ 650,315.87-2,601,263.47
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 886,025.71 ₩ 325,157.93-1,393,534.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,725,484.59 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.32 2.50-4.10

Prices in South Korea

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