Cost of living in South Korea in 2018

Cost of living in South Korea

Prices were updated: May 2018

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Food prices$KRW
A loaf of bread (400 g) 2.80$ 3144.96 KRW
Milk (1 l) 2.36$ 2650.75 KRW
Eggs (12) 3.20$ 3594.24 KRW
Local cheese (1 kg) 15.11$ 16971.55 KRW
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 9.10$ 10221.12 KRW
White rice (1 kg) 4.53$ 5088.10 KRW
Onion (1 kg) 2.40$ 2695.68 KRW
Salad (1 kg) 2.35$ 2639.52 KRW
Potato (1 kg) 3.07$ 3448.22 KRW
Tomatoes (1 kg) 4.85$ 5447.52 KRW
Bananas (kg) 4.33$ 4863.46 KRW
Apples (kg) 6.19$ 6952.61 KRW
Orange (1 kg) 5.22$ 5863.10 KRW
Beef (1 kg) 20.57$ 23104.22 KRW
Pork (1 kg) 19.76$ 22194.43 KRW
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.28$ 1437.70 KRW
Restaurants$KRW
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 6.75$ 7581.60 KRW
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 21.50$ 24148.80 KRW
Cappuccino (regular) 4.20$ 4717.44 KRW
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 1.58$ 1774.66 KRW
Water (330 ml bottle) 0.85$ 954.72 KRW
Big Mac meal 5.75$ 6458.40 KRW
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 44.00$ 49420.80 KRW
Alcohol$KRW
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 2.55$ 2864.16 KRW
Imported beer (0,33 l) 3.81$ 4279.39 KRW
Wine (700 ml) 16.90$ 18982.08 KRW
Vodka, rum, brandy 18.65$ 20947.68 KRW
Pack of cigarettes 4.10$ 4605.12 KRW
Hotels and hostels$KRW
Hostel (for 1 person) 17.50$ 19656.00 KRW
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 42.00$ 47174.40 KRW
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 73.00$ 81993.60 KRW
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 161.50$ 181396.80 KRW
Apartments for rent$KRW
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 644.50$ 723902.40 KRW
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 454.00$ 509932.80 KRW
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 1782.50$ 2002104.00 KRW
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1130.00$ 1269216.00 KRW
Internet (60 Mbps) 23.50$ 26395.20 KRW
Transportation$KRW
Public transport (1 way ticket) 1.19$ 1336.61 KRW
Public transport (Monthly pass) 49.00$ 55036.80 KRW
Taxi Start 2.85$ 3201.12 KRW
Taxi (1 km) 0.88$ 988.42 KRW
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 14.00$ 15724.80 KRW
Petrol (gas) 1.43$ 1606.18 KRW
Personal care$KRW
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4.88$ 5481.22 KRW
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7.07$ 7941.02 KRW
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 13.00$ 14601.60 KRW
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8.00$ 8985.60 KRW
Tube of toothpaste 2.32$ 2605.82 KRW
Visit to private doctor 32.50$ 36504.00 KRW
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 17.00$ 19094.40 KRW
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7.25$ 8143.20 KRW
Entertainment$KRW
1 ticket to the movie 9.00$ 10108.80 KRW
1 ticket to the theatre 37.50$ 42120.00 KRW
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50$ 14040.00 KRW
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.00$ 71884.80 KRW
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9.50$ 10670.40 KRW
Other prices$KRW
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.50$ 74692.80 KRW
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.50$ 53352.00 KRW
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.50$ 97156.80 KRW
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 137.00$ 153878.40 KRW
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