Cost of living in Bucheon, South Korea

Summary of cost of living in Bucheon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₩4,506,390
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₩1,943,637
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Bucheon, South Korea. Current as of Mar 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩13,438
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₩7,328
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩4,859
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,359
12 eggs, large ₩12,656
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩6,266
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩19,313
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩5,266
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩3,000
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩1,638
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩15,000
2 liters of coca-cola ₩9,203
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩4,125
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₩1,171,880
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₩1,000,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩190,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₩950,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₩750,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₩150,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₩55,000
40” flat screen tv ₩85,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₩100,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩8,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩14,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₩95,000
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₩100,000
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩130,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩220,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩25,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,550
Monthly ticket public transport ₩61,438
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₩4,750
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₩6,000
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₩20,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩10,000
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩10,000
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩7,000
Tube of toothpaste ₩2,500
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩12,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩15,000
2 tickets to the movies ₩16,500
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩109,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₩49,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩12,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,500
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩8,000
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₩600,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩140,000
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₩4,500
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: March 16, 2020

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