Cost of living in Changwon, South Korea

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩8,000
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩5,425
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩6,667
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,075
12 eggs, large ₩2,933
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩3,500
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩13,333
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩7,750
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩8,000
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩2,778
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩26,333
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩2,550
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩3,500
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩3,000,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₩500,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩115,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₩1,500,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₩500,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₩80,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₩26,500
40” flat screen TV ₩725,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₩100,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩11,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩30,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩90,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₩170,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩137,500
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩120,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩35,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,570
Monthly ticket public transport ₩66,653
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) ₩3,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
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.) ₩6,000
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩1,820
Tube of toothpaste ₩1,750
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩13,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩28,250
2 tickets to the movies ₩16,667
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₩46,250
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩7,200
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩5,250
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,900
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩51,667
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₩3,167
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 27 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 29, 2017.

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