Cost of living in Seoul, South Korea

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,526 prices entered by 320 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district ₩8,049
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩6,004
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩6,736
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,475
12 eggs, large ₩4,049
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩5,533
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩11,211
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩7,745
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₩2,687
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩2,217
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩21,179
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩2,547
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩2,137
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩2,257,210
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩177,877
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₩21,788
40” flat screen TV ₩991,031
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₩107,727
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩13,591
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩9,667
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩88,182
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₩51,984
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₩105,049
1 pair of leather business shoes ₩123,895
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩36,274,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩2,393
Monthly ticket public transport ₩54,938
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₩8,357
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₩6,869
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₩10,682
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩7,041
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 ₩29,030
2 tickets to the movies ₩18,603
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩86,209
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₩63,306
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩10,561
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,996
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩4,311
iPod nano 16GB ₩179,108
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₩277
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩106,688
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes ₩2,696

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