Cost of living in South Korea in 2019

Cost of living in South Korea

Prices were updated: May 2018

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Food prices$KRW
A loaf of bread (400 g) 2.80$ 3155.74 KRW
Milk (1 l) 2.36$ 2659.84 KRW
Eggs (12) 3.20$ 3606.56 KRW
Local cheese (1 kg) 15.11$ 17029.73 KRW
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 9.10$ 10256.16 KRW
White rice (1 kg) 4.53$ 5105.54 KRW
Onion (1 kg) 2.40$ 2704.92 KRW
Salad (1 kg) 2.35$ 2648.57 KRW
Potato (1 kg) 3.07$ 3460.04 KRW
Tomatoes (1 kg) 4.85$ 5466.19 KRW
Bananas (kg) 4.33$ 4880.13 KRW
Apples (kg) 6.19$ 6976.44 KRW
Orange (1 kg) 5.22$ 5883.20 KRW
Beef (1 kg) 20.57$ 23183.42 KRW
Pork (1 kg) 19.76$ 22270.51 KRW
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.28$ 1442.62 KRW
Restaurants$KRW
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 6.75$ 7607.59 KRW
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 21.50$ 24231.58 KRW
Cappuccino (regular) 4.20$ 4733.61 KRW
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 1.58$ 1780.74 KRW
Water (330 ml bottle) 0.85$ 957.99 KRW
Big Mac meal 5.75$ 6480.54 KRW
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 44.00$ 49590.20 KRW
Alcohol$KRW
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 2.55$ 2873.98 KRW
Imported beer (0,33 l) 3.81$ 4294.06 KRW
Wine (700 ml) 16.90$ 19047.15 KRW
Vodka, rum, brandy 18.65$ 21019.48 KRW
Pack of cigarettes 4.10$ 4620.91 KRW
Hotels and hostels$KRW
Hostel (for 1 person) 17.50$ 19723.38 KRW
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 42.00$ 47336.10 KRW
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 73.00$ 82274.65 KRW
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 161.50$ 182018.58 KRW
Apartments for rent$KRW
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 644.50$ 726383.73 KRW
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 454.00$ 511680.70 KRW
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 1782.50$ 2008966.63 KRW
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1130.00$ 1273566.50 KRW
Internet (60 Mbps) 23.50$ 26485.68 KRW
Transportation$KRW
Public transport (1 way ticket) 1.19$ 1341.19 KRW
Public transport (Monthly pass) 49.00$ 55225.45 KRW
Taxi Start 2.85$ 3212.09 KRW
Taxi (1 km) 0.88$ 991.80 KRW
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 14.00$ 15778.70 KRW
Petrol (gas) 1.43$ 1611.68 KRW
Personal care$KRW
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4.88$ 5500.00 KRW
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7.07$ 7968.24 KRW
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 13.00$ 14651.65 KRW
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8.00$ 9016.40 KRW
Tube of toothpaste 2.32$ 2614.76 KRW
Visit to private doctor 32.50$ 36629.13 KRW
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 17.00$ 19159.85 KRW
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7.25$ 8171.11 KRW
Entertainment$KRW
1 ticket to the movie 9.00$ 10143.45 KRW
1 ticket to the theatre 37.50$ 42264.38 KRW
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50$ 14088.13 KRW
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.00$ 72131.20 KRW
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9.50$ 10706.98 KRW
Other prices$KRW
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.50$ 74948.83 KRW
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.50$ 53534.88 KRW
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.50$ 97489.83 KRW
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 137.00$ 154405.85 KRW
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