Cost of living in Seoul, South Korea

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,436 prices entered by 307 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district ₩7,586
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩6,243
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩6,532
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,484
12 eggs, large ₩4,049
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩6,773
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩11,156
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩8,022
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₩2,643
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩2,113
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩20,059
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩2,573
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩2,411
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩2,296,020
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩193,679
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₩21,903
40” flat screen TV ₩1,053,730
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₩107,727
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩13,955
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩9,667
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩90,000
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₩57,707
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₩110,314
1 pair of leather business shoes ₩123,895
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 ₩1,931
Monthly ticket public transport ₩54,680
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₩8,961
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₩7,433
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₩10,773
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩7,177
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩8,247
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩4,178
Tube of toothpaste ₩3,264
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩19,366
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩28,641
2 tickets to the movies ₩18,301
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩81,947
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₩65,990
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩11,200
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₩5,078
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩4,082
iPod nano 16GB ₩179,108
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₩277
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩111,015
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes ₩2,695

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