Cost of living in Gwangju, South Korea

Summary of cost of living in Gwangju

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₩4,457,148
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₩1,445,369
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Gwangju
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩9,317
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₩6,285
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩4,508
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,493
12 eggs, large ₩4,277
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩3,000
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩7,161
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩6,693
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩4,487
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩1,756
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩20,000
2 liters of coca-cola ₩2,398
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩3,008
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₩598,305
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₩397,436
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩90,769
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₩610,204
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₩400,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₩50,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₩25,000
40” flat screen tv -
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩10,513
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₩27,832
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩92,308
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩80,000
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,446
Monthly ticket public transport ₩366,667
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₩10,791
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₩10,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₩50,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩11,250
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩5,000
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩5,300
Tube of toothpaste ₩2,000
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩12,025
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩26,164
2 tickets to the movies ₩17,828
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₩40,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩7,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,435
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,380
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩42,000
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₩3,144
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: October 01, 2022

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