Cost of living in Daegu, South Korea

Summary of cost of living in Daegu

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₩3,348,151
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₩1,427,057
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Daegu, South Korea. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩8,224
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₩5,453
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩6,032
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,372
12 eggs, large ₩3,414
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩5,876
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩11,801
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩6,150
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩3,685
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩1,757
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩16,454
2 liters of coca-cola ₩1,935
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩2,006
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₩988,634
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₩631,607
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩137,271
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₩535,429
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₩370,586
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₩84,313
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₩20,324
40” flat screen tv ₩689,567
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₩101,257
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩10,000
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩9,010
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₩96,103
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₩42,114
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩100,308
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩99,569
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩22,413,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,589
Monthly ticket public transport ₩48,691
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₩18,303
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₩4,275
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₩3,367
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₩92,188
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₩16,334
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩7,821
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩6,045
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩2,957
Tube of toothpaste ₩2,095
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩12,541
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩28,042
2 tickets to the movies ₩19,773
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩222,418
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₩53,378
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩7,257
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,566
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,670
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩65,059
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₩3,689
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 83 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2020

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