- Cost of Living
- South Korea
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**South Korea**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 178% | |||
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Food in South Korea is 178% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ₩8,653 (E£ 143) | E£ 139 | + 3% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ₩6,350 (E£ 105) | E£ 66 | + 60% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ₩5,512 (E£ 91) | E£ 40 | + 129% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ₩2,580 (E£ 43) | E£ 14 | + 209% | |

12 eggs, large | ₩3,533 (E£ 58) | E£ 21 | + 185% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ₩5,394 (E£ 89) | E£ 11 | + 678% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ₩11,916 (E£ 197) | E£ 31 | + 544% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ₩6,810 (E£ 113) | E£ 24 | + 365% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ₩4,209 (E£ 70) | E£ 6 | + 983% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ₩2,512 (E£ 42) | E£ 21 | + 96% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ₩18,943 (E£ 313) | E£ 160 | + 96% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ₩2,950 (E£ 49) | E£ 12 | + 318% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ₩3,099 (E£ 51) | E£ 9 | + 485% | |

Housing | + 181% | |||

Housing in South Korea is 181% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ₩1,540,140 (E£ 25,455) | E£ 7,993 | + 218% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ₩1,165,300 (E£ 19,260) | E£ 4,568 | + 322% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ₩172,687 (E£ 2,854) | E£ 926 | + 208% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ₩1,021,250 (E£ 16,879) | E£ 5,466 | + 209% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ₩630,573 (E£ 10,422) | E£ 3,027 | + 244% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ₩164,223 (E£ 2,714) | E£ 590 | + 360% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ₩24,792 (E£ 410) | E£ 260 | + 58% | |

40” flat screen TV | ₩520,784 (E£ 8,607) | E£ 6,070 | + 42% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ₩102,722 (E£ 1,698) | E£ 2,826 | - 40% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ₩10,523 (E£ 174) | E£ 83 | + 110% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ₩15,137 (E£ 250) | E£ 92 | + 171% | |

Clothes | + 25% | |||

Clothes in South Korea is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ₩72,462 (E£ 1,198) | E£ 772 | + 55% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ₩52,299 (E£ 864) | E£ 740 | + 17% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ₩100,321 (E£ 1,658) | E£ 1,819 | - 9% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ₩162,813 (E£ 2,691) | E£ 1,339 | + 101% | |

Transportation | + 102% | |||

Transportation in South Korea is 102% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ₩29,521,000 (E£ 487,914) | E£ 467,502 | + 4% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ₩1,531 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.00 | + 406% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ₩65,234 (E£ 1,078) | E£ 300 | + 259% | |

Personal Care | + 186% | |||

Personal Care in South Korea is 186% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ₩5,116 (E£ 85) | E£ 39 | + 119% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ₩8,491 (E£ 140) | E£ 75 | + 86% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ₩35,877 (E£ 593) | E£ 269 | + 120% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ₩20,195 (E£ 334) | E£ 60 | + 453% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ₩9,294 (E£ 154) | E£ 49 | + 216% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ₩6,111 (E£ 101) | E£ 44 | + 130% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ₩4,085 (E£ 68) | E£ 20 | + 240% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ₩2,460 (E£ 41) | E£ 19 | + 113% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ₩17,690 (E£ 292) | E£ 56 | + 424% | |

Entertainment | + 5% | |||

Entertainment in South Korea is 5% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ₩29,617 (E£ 489) | E£ 307 | + 59% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ₩19,545 (E£ 323) | E£ 128 | + 153% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ₩105,003 (E£ 1,735) | E£ 647 | + 168% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ₩62,264 (E£ 1,029) | E£ 485 | + 112% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ₩10,209 (E£ 169) | E£ 100 | + 69% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ₩4,895 (E£ 81) | E£ 37 | + 119% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ₩4,529 (E£ 75) | E£ 56 | + 33% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ₩609,338 (E£ 10,071) | E£ 11,911 | - 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ₩204 (E£ 3.37) | E£ 15 | - 77% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ₩83,253 (E£ 1,376) | E£ 677 | + 103% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ₩4,500 (E£ 74) | E£ 32 | + 131% | |

TOTAL | + 101% |

These prices were last updated on April 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.01653
EGP
/
KRW

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Cost of living in
**South Korea**
is
**101% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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