Cost of living in Seoul, South Korea

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,791 prices entered by 368 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₩7,629
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩5,729
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩5,493
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,444
12 eggs, large ₩3,639
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩5,435
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩8,407
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩6,785
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₩4,745
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩2,502
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩20,160
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩2,572
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩2,377
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩2,313,110
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩222,783
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₩24,555
40” flat screen TV ₩1,345,450
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₩98,636
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩13,591
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩11,500
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩102,759
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₩53,466
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₩106,164
1 pair of leather business shoes ₩135,305
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩32,429,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,873
Monthly ticket public transport ₩53,294
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₩9,860
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₩5,130
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₩10,682
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩7,405
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩8,545
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩4,087
Tube of toothpaste ₩3,000
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩17,727
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩27,642
2 tickets to the movies ₩18,482
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩146,415
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₩56,808
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩12,882
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,741
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,416
iPod nano 16GB ₩179,108
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₩172
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩83,127
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₩3,889

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