Cost of living in Seoul, South Korea

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,628 prices entered by 336 different people.
Latest price update: December 22, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district ₩7,634
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩5,784
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩7,870
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,415
12 eggs, large ₩3,997
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩5,590
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩10,847
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩7,273
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₩2,611
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩2,330
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩19,477
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩2,325
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩2,097
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩2,117,440
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩179,865
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₩20,573
40” flat screen TV ₩991,031
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₩98,636
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩13,591
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩10,136
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩82,727
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₩52,896
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₩93,266
1 pair of leather business shoes ₩132,101
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩34,552,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,928
Monthly ticket public transport ₩55,320
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₩8,357
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₩6,347
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.) ₩8,273
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩4,132
Tube of toothpaste ₩2,555
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩19,278
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩27,509
2 tickets to the movies ₩18,850
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩78,242
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₩68,373
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩10,087
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,924
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,942
iPod nano 16GB ₩179,108
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₩277
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩90,962
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes ₩2,696

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