- Cost of Living
- South Korea
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 171% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in South Korea is 171% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ₩8,989 (E£ 143) | E£ 142 | + 1% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ₩6,461 (E£ 103) | E£ 69 | + 49% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ₩4,610 (E£ 73) | E£ 39 | + 90% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ₩2,486 (E£ 40) | E£ 14 | + 175% | |

12 eggs, large | ₩3,658 (E£ 58) | E£ 21 | + 173% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ₩5,318 (E£ 85) | E£ 10 | + 736% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ₩10,856 (E£ 173) | E£ 32 | + 445% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ₩6,647 (E£ 106) | E£ 25 | + 327% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ₩5,317 (E£ 85) | E£ 7 | + 1162% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ₩2,500 (E£ 40) | E£ 22 | + 83% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ₩20,382 (E£ 325) | E£ 146 | + 123% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ₩2,758 (E£ 44) | E£ 12 | + 253% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ₩3,248 (E£ 52) | E£ 5.74 | + 801% | |

Housing | + 141% | |||

Housing in South Korea is 141% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ₩1,503,430 (E£ 23,945) | E£ 8,190 | + 192% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ₩1,134,840 (E£ 18,075) | E£ 5,267 | + 243% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ₩146,543 (E£ 2,334) | E£ 908 | + 157% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ₩983,840 (E£ 15,670) | E£ 6,098 | + 157% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ₩619,843 (E£ 9,872) | E£ 3,794 | + 160% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ₩112,279 (E£ 1,788) | E£ 610 | + 193% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ₩26,295 (E£ 419) | E£ 235 | + 78% | |

40” flat screen TV | ₩512,162 (E£ 8,157) | E£ 6,021 | + 35% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ₩97,084 (E£ 1,546) | E£ 3,030 | - 49% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ₩11,442 (E£ 182) | E£ 102 | + 79% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ₩13,547 (E£ 216) | E£ 91 | + 137% | |

Clothes | + 12% | |||

Clothes in South Korea is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ₩81,661 (E£ 1,301) | E£ 874 | + 49% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ₩47,464 (E£ 756) | E£ 761 | - 1% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ₩93,233 (E£ 1,485) | E£ 1,831 | - 19% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ₩135,952 (E£ 2,165) | E£ 1,123 | + 93% | |

Transportation | + 76% | |||

Transportation in South Korea is 76% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ₩30,995,700 (E£ 493,675) | E£ 444,807 | + 11% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ₩1,555 (E£ 25) | E£ 5.87 | + 322% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ₩62,714 (E£ 999) | E£ 435 | + 130% | |

Personal Care | + 117% | |||

Personal Care in South Korea is 117% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ₩5,647 (E£ 90) | E£ 37 | + 141% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ₩7,057 (E£ 112) | E£ 74 | + 53% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ₩33,974 (E£ 541) | E£ 359 | + 51% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ₩10,272 (E£ 164) | E£ 60 | + 173% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ₩8,076 (E£ 129) | E£ 50 | + 159% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ₩7,730 (E£ 123) | E£ 52 | + 136% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ₩3,061 (E£ 49) | E£ 26 | + 90% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ₩2,686 (E£ 43) | E£ 20 | + 109% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ₩17,659 (E£ 281) | E£ 70 | + 302% | |

Entertainment | + 48% | |||

Entertainment in South Korea is 48% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ₩30,653 (E£ 488) | E£ 320 | + 53% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ₩20,507 (E£ 327) | E£ 133 | + 146% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ₩118,894 (E£ 1,894) | E£ 728 | + 160% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ₩60,447 (E£ 963) | E£ 524 | + 84% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ₩9,150 (E£ 146) | E£ 95 | + 54% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ₩4,930 (E£ 79) | E£ 42 | + 89% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ₩4,572 (E£ 73) | E£ 41 | + 79% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ₩577,048 (E£ 9,191) | E£ 9,559 | - 4% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ₩382 (E£ 6) | E£ 4.68 | + 30% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ₩76,765 (E£ 1,223) | E£ 820 | + 49% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ₩4,500 (E£ 72) | E£ 37 | + 93% | |

TOTAL | + 98% |

These prices were last updated on December 10, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.01593
EGP
/
KRW

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 3,980 prices entered by 579 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**South Korea**
is
**98% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

## Other Country Comparisons

- Cost of living in Antigua and Barbuda is 52% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Angola is 158% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Albania is 12% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Anguilla is 55% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Afghanistan is 19% more expensive than in Egypt
- Cost of living in Argentina is 6% cheaper than in Egypt
- Cost of living in American Samoa is in Egypt
- Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 153% more expensive than in Egypt