Cost of living in Daejeon, South Korea

Summary of cost of living in Daejeon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₩3,676,787
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₩1,595,367
  • 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 Daejeon, South Korea. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩8,699
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₩6,387
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩6,417
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,998
12 eggs, large ₩3,763
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩5,967
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩8,725
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩6,321
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩3,180
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩1,945
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩20,857
2 liters of coca-cola ₩2,884
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩2,161
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₩957,143
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₩885,366
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩125,714
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₩506,034
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₩443,293
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₩97,368
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₩25,155
40” flat screen tv ₩589,438
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₩90,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩8,456
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩21,790
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₩82,635
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₩65,435
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩108,838
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩102,500
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩31,753,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,695
Monthly ticket public transport ₩66,192
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₩10,214
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₩6,073
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₩9,794
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₩15,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₩12,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩6,336
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩9,338
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩3,402
Tube of toothpaste ₩2,153
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩10,448
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩20,833
2 tickets to the movies ₩16,667
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩191,874
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₩50,755
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩7,249
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,640
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩4,233
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₩182
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩69,286
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₩3,600
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

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