Cost of living in Bucheon, South Korea

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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 ₩80,000
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 54 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 27, 2017.

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