- Cost of Living
- South Korea
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in South Korea compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 153% | |||
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Food in South Korea is 153% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ₩8,935 (E£ 136) | E£ 139 | - 2% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ₩6,383 (E£ 97) | E£ 69 | + 40% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ₩4,439 (E£ 68) | E£ 39 | + 75% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ₩2,562 (E£ 39) | E£ 15 | + 168% | |
12 eggs, large | ₩3,685 (E£ 56) | E£ 21 | + 163% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ₩5,516 (E£ 84) | E£ 10 | + 778% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ₩12,240 (E£ 186) | E£ 31 | + 498% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ₩6,389 (E£ 97) | E£ 25 | + 295% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ₩4,670 (E£ 71) | E£ 8 | + 832% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ₩2,329 (E£ 35) | E£ 22 | + 62% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ₩23,393 (E£ 356) | E£ 150 | + 138% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | ₩2,541 (E£ 39) | E£ 13 | + 203% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ₩2,969 (E£ 45) | E£ 5.56 | + 714% | |
Housing | + 110% | |||
Housing in South Korea is 110% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ₩1,283,350 (E£ 19,548) | E£ 8,522 | + 129% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ₩992,118 (E£ 15,112) | E£ 5,146 | + 194% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ₩151,822 (E£ 2,313) | E£ 781 | + 196% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ₩750,746 (E£ 11,435) | E£ 6,535 | + 75% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ₩495,226 (E£ 7,543) | E£ 4,067 | + 85% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ₩84,737 (E£ 1,291) | E£ 591 | + 118% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ₩27,424 (E£ 418) | E£ 223 | + 88% | |
40” flat screen TV | ₩394,009 (E£ 6,002) | E£ 5,906 | + 2% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ₩76,726 (E£ 1,169) | E£ 3,080 | - 62% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ₩10,627 (E£ 162) | E£ 92 | + 75% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ₩21,912 (E£ 334) | E£ 91 | + 267% | |
Clothes | - 14% | |||
Clothes in South Korea is 14% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ₩78,411 (E£ 1,194) | E£ 914 | + 31% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ₩36,864 (E£ 562) | E£ 866 | - 35% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ₩101,016 (E£ 1,539) | E£ 1,864 | - 17% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ₩129,885 (E£ 1,978) | E£ 876 | + 126% | |
Transportation | + 37% | |||
Transportation in South Korea is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ₩29,704,000 (E£ 452,453) | E£ 441,627 | + 2% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ₩1,497 (E£ 23) | E£ 7 | + 244% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ₩57,624 (E£ 878) | E£ 604 | + 45% | |
Personal Care | + 94% | |||
Personal Care in South Korea is 94% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ₩6,068 (E£ 92) | E£ 40 | + 129% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ₩8,346 (E£ 127) | E£ 71 | + 78% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ₩24,884 (E£ 379) | E£ 309 | + 23% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ₩13,179 (E£ 201) | E£ 46 | + 332% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ₩6,833 (E£ 104) | E£ 49 | + 111% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ₩6,883 (E£ 105) | E£ 47 | + 123% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ₩2,177 (E£ 33) | E£ 25 | + 30% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ₩2,812 (E£ 43) | E£ 22 | + 99% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ₩15,001 (E£ 228) | E£ 76 | + 202% | |
Entertainment | + 40% | |||
Entertainment in South Korea is 40% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ₩32,317 (E£ 492) | E£ 369 | + 33% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ₩21,083 (E£ 321) | E£ 129 | + 150% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ₩186,616 (E£ 2,843) | E£ 786 | + 262% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ₩58,542 (E£ 892) | E£ 577 | + 55% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ₩9,905 (E£ 151) | E£ 85 | + 78% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ₩5,224 (E£ 80) | E£ 38 | + 109% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ₩4,677 (E£ 71) | E£ 38 | + 86% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ₩588,221 (E£ 8,960) | E£ 10,215 | - 12% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ₩154 (E£ 2.34) | E£ 2.52 | - 7% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ₩81,212 (E£ 1,237) | E£ 807 | + 53% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ₩4,544 (E£ 69) | E£ 38 | + 84% | |
TOTAL | + 72% |
These prices were last updated on March 25, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.01523
EGP
/
KRW
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 3,621 prices entered by 512 different people.
Cost of living in South Korea is 72% more expensive than in Egypt
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