Australia vs South Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaSouth Korea
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$1154
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$3048
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$494
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$975
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$453
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$112
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$2190
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$31489
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.13
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
61
🏙️ Population
24.5M
51.5M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 69% more expensive than in South Korea ($1154). Australia ranked 11th vs 48th for South Korea in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Australia compared to 1.9 months in South Korea. Ranked 9th and 7th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs South Korea

AustraliaSouth Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$6.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$30.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$5.31
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$3.27
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$3.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$1.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$516
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$350
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$1109
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$745
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$87.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$134
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$23.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
3.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$7397
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$5235
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$1.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$47.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$11.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$2.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$2.41
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$3.45
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$3.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$14.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$9.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$26.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$6.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$3.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$4.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$5.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$3.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$2.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.72
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$14.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$2.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$3.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$5.72
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$5.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$2.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$46.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$9.19
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$26.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$61.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$82.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$389
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$21268

Cities Comparison in Australia vs South Korea

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sydney
$2352
4.84M
Melbourne
$1953
4.53M
Brisbane
$1968
2.36M
Perth
$1789
2.04M
Adelaide
$1624
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1848
638K
Canberra
$1929
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1743
297K
Wollongong
$1626
262K
Hobart
$1786
222K
Newcastle
$1701
153K
Geelong
$1679
191K
Darwin
$1735
137K
Rockhampton
$1261
78.6K
Townsville
$1281
179K
Toowoomba
$1312
136K
Cairns
$1570
147K
Ipswich
$1818
163K
Ballarat
$1704
98.5K
Launceston
$1358
106K
Bendigo
$1479
95.6K
Wagga Wagga
$1551
67.4K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1390
71.1K
Hervey Bay
$1702
54.7K
Kellyville
$2044
28K
Berwick
$1634
47.7K
South Yarra
$2332
25.1K
Kalgoorlie
$1606
30.8K
Pakenham
$1628
46.4K

In South Korea

CityCost of livingPopulation
Seoul
$1564
9.67M
Busan
$1148
3.45M
Incheon
$1116
2.91M
Daegu
$1056
2.46M
Gwangju
$988
1.49M
Daejeon
$1068
1.48M
Ulsan
$1172
1.17M
Changwon
$1032
1.05M
Suwon
$1072
1.23M
Goyang
$1080
1.06M
Yongin
$1073
971K
Seongnam
$1161
949K
Bucheon
$1241
868K
Cheongju
$1000
833K
Jeju Island
$1046
696K
Pohang
$882
520K
Hwaseong
$1042
655K
Cheonan
$1114
652K
Ansan
$826
653K
Namyangju
$1040
629K
Jeju
$1273
435K
Anyang
$1234
573K
Jeonju
$774
653K
Gimhae
$970
534K
Pyeongtaek
$931
458K
Masan
$1017
430K
Siheung
$1019
425K
Uijeongbu
$1056
422K
Paju
$1016
415K
Gumi
$1005
421K