Cost of living in Jinju, South Korea

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩10,000
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩5,672
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩10,819
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩3,391
12 eggs, large ₩2,400
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩6,000
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩19,800
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩8,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩5,000
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩1,500
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩20,000
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩3,500
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩8,000
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩407,623
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₩350,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩350,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₩27,108
40” flat screen TV ₩300,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩50,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₩50,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩116,435
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩150,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩20,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,800
Monthly ticket public transport -
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) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₩5,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩6,000
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste ₩2,000
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩10,424
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩20,000
2 tickets to the movies ₩18,303
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩20,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₩20,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩10,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,500
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩4,000
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩80,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 41 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 17, 2017.

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