Cost of living in Seoul, South Korea

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,286 prices entered by 276 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district ₩8,038
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩6,098
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩8,577
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,481
12 eggs, large ₩3,938
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩7,364
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩12,173
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩8,582
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₩6,409
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩2,296
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩24,688
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩2,552
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩2,724
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩2,441,060
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩203,556
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₩21,497
40” flat screen TV ₩1,080,200
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₩108,545
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩13,955
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩9,642
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩94,546
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₩60,482
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₩107,713
1 pair of leather business shoes ₩117,122
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩32,481,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,967
Monthly ticket public transport ₩55,194
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₩9,131
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₩7,736
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₩10,773
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩7,245
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩7,944
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩4,240
Tube of toothpaste ₩3,036
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩20,712
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩30,000
2 tickets to the movies ₩18,099
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩48,034
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₩73,213
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩11,024
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₩5,064
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩4,534
iPod nano 16GB ₩179,108
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₩277
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩114,060
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes ₩2,694

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