Cost of living in Daegu, South Korea

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩8,553
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩5,335
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩5,901
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,554
12 eggs, large ₩3,407
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩5,120
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩13,792
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩5,201
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩3,329
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩1,608
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩18,546
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩2,115
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩1,995
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩965,588
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₩647,027
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩182,490
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₩517,452
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₩344,084
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₩86,573
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₩22,290
40” flat screen TV ₩668,531
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₩101,257
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩9,494
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩9,010
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩100,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₩47,833
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩104,462
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩104,866
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 ₩1,681
Monthly ticket public transport ₩50,387
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₩3,590
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₩3,000
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₩92,188
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₩17,522
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩7,930
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩5,658
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩3,434
Tube of toothpaste ₩2,332
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩12,846
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩25,903
2 tickets to the movies ₩18,223
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩155,681
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 ₩7,106
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,334
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,722
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩69,067
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₩3,555
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 55 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 17, 2018.

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