- Cost of Living
- South Korea
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in South Korea compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 199% | |||
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Food in South Korea is 199% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ₩8,331 (E£ 134) | E£ 125 | + 7% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ₩6,073 (E£ 98) | E£ 59 | + 67% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ₩5,789 (E£ 93) | E£ 37 | + 151% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ₩2,596 (E£ 42) | E£ 13 | + 218% | |
12 eggs, large | ₩3,640 (E£ 59) | E£ 21 | + 178% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ₩5,412 (E£ 87) | E£ 7 | + 1107% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ₩13,205 (E£ 212) | E£ 31 | + 592% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ₩6,858 (E£ 110) | E£ 22 | + 407% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ₩4,326 (E£ 70) | E£ 6 | + 988% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ₩2,373 (E£ 38) | E£ 17 | + 122% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ₩22,181 (E£ 357) | E£ 146 | + 144% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ₩2,699 (E£ 43) | E£ 10 | + 321% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ₩2,843 (E£ 46) | E£ 5.05 | + 806% | |
Housing | + 272% | |||
Housing in South Korea is 272% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ₩1,586,980 (E£ 25,522) | E£ 6,347 | + 302% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ₩1,241,140 (E£ 19,960) | E£ 3,151 | + 533% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ₩184,413 (E£ 2,966) | E£ 553 | + 436% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ₩1,012,220 (E£ 16,279) | E£ 3,881 | + 319% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ₩578,413 (E£ 9,302) | E£ 1,753 | + 431% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ₩204,369 (E£ 3,287) | E£ 423 | + 676% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ₩26,022 (E£ 418) | E£ 288 | + 45% | |
40” flat screen TV | ₩700,557 (E£ 11,266) | E£ 6,163 | + 83% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ₩105,199 (E£ 1,692) | E£ 2,760 | - 39% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ₩9,481 (E£ 152) | E£ 82 | + 85% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ₩14,247 (E£ 229) | E£ 33 | + 596% | |
Clothes | + 12% | |||
Clothes in South Korea is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ₩63,245 (E£ 1,017) | E£ 891 | + 14% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ₩49,583 (E£ 797) | E£ 786 | + 1% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ₩106,157 (E£ 1,707) | E£ 1,664 | + 3% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ₩152,994 (E£ 2,460) | E£ 1,294 | + 90% | |
Transportation | + 116% | |||
Transportation in South Korea is 116% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ₩31,063,600 (E£ 499,571) | E£ 462,272 | + 8% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ₩1,503 (E£ 24) | E£ 4.40 | + 450% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ₩65,021 (E£ 1,046) | E£ 252 | + 315% | |
Personal Care | + 170% | |||
Personal Care in South Korea is 170% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ₩4,982 (E£ 80) | E£ 39 | + 105% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ₩8,358 (E£ 134) | E£ 77 | + 75% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ₩15,367 (E£ 247) | E£ 232 | + 7% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ₩17,850 (E£ 287) | E£ 59 | + 388% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ₩9,368 (E£ 151) | E£ 42 | + 258% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ₩5,789 (E£ 93) | E£ 39 | + 139% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ₩3,784 (E£ 61) | E£ 16 | + 272% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ₩2,304 (E£ 37) | E£ 19 | + 99% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ₩15,758 (E£ 253) | E£ 50 | + 404% | |
Entertainment | + 101% | |||
Entertainment in South Korea is 101% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ₩26,429 (E£ 425) | E£ 284 | + 50% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ₩19,185 (E£ 309) | E£ 117 | + 164% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ₩112,351 (E£ 1,807) | E£ 398 | + 354% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ₩74,506 (E£ 1,198) | E£ 451 | + 166% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ₩11,822 (E£ 190) | E£ 84 | + 127% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ₩5,056 (E£ 81) | E£ 33 | + 146% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ₩4,669 (E£ 75) | E£ 57 | + 32% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ₩602,179 (E£ 9,684) | E£ 11,870 | - 18% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ₩194 (E£ 3.13) | E£ 0.23 | + 1279% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ₩76,869 (E£ 1,236) | E£ 562 | + 120% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ₩7,784 (E£ 125) | E£ 32 | + 295% | |
TOTAL | + 151% |
These prices were last updated on November 18, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in South Korea is 151% more expensive than in Egypt
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