Cost of living in Daegu, South Korea

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩8,947
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩5,442
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩6,005
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩3,020
12 eggs, large ₩4,042
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩5,710
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩16,093
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩5,722
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩3,557
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩1,933
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩19,154
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩2,567
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩1,934
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩855,825
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₩625,063
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 ₩468,485
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₩342,988
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₩125,808
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₩23,983
40” flat screen TV ₩665,189
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₩108,395
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩11,175
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩8,515
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩106,087
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₩75,095
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩106,382
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩80,278
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩24,825,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,728
Monthly ticket public transport ₩47,855
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) ₩63,450
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 ₩24,517
2 tickets to the movies ₩17,424
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 ₩48,410
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩7,041
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,634
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,348
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩61,293
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₩3,400
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 57 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2017.

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