Cost of living in Suwon, South Korea

Summary of cost of living in Suwon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₩3,952,142
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₩1,627,035
  • 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 Suwon, South Korea. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩7,167
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₩6,000
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩7,583
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,291
12 eggs, large ₩2,600
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩9,000
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩8,749
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩7,915
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩3,960
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩2,000
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩8,000
2 liters of coca-cola ₩2,250
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩1,634
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₩870,102
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₩800,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩197,368
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₩548,718
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₩500,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₩250,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₩32,085
40” flat screen tv ₩900,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₩160,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₩65,000
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₩34,500
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩62,500
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,489
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) ₩5,613
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₩10,000
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩10,000
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩3,150
Tube of toothpaste ₩5,500
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩9,000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩17,915
2 tickets to the movies ₩18,000
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 ₩45,829
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩8,000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,750
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,333
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩62,307
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₩4,500
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: January 12, 2021

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