Austria vs South Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

Austria South Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1467
$1062
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3623
$2839
🏠 One person rent
$755
$457
🏘️ Family rent
$1430
$948
🍽️ Food expenses
$437
$416
🚐 Transport expenses
$122
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2255
$2022
💸 GDP per capita
$48589
$31598
😃 Human freedom index
8.67
8.39
❤️ Life expectancy
81.2
83.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
62
🌐 English speaking %
73.1%
20%
🎓 Higher education
93
88
😀 Quality of life
85
77
🏙️ Population
8.98M
51.5M

The average cost of living in Austria ($1467) is 38% more expensive than in South Korea ($1062). Austria ranked 25th vs 53rd 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 1.5 months in Austria compared to 1.9 months in South Korea. Ranked 5th and 20th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Austria vs South Korea

We calculate prices for Austria and South Korea as a population-weighted mean of 26 and 87 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Austria South Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$5.59
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.4
$29.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.62
$5.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.96
$2.84
 Cappuccino
$3.39
$3.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.69
$1.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$709
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$552
$331
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1473
$1094
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1112
$733
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$79.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$213
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33
$21
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.01%
3.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7152
$7604
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4966
$5485
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.45
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46.5
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$9.67
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.88
$2.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$3.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.89
$3.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$14
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$8.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.3
$28.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$5.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
$3.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
$4.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$4.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.64
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
$2.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.62
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.09
$1.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.81
$3.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.2
$4.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.86
$5.13
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.44
$2.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.01
$1.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$42.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.3
$8.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$103
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.3
$8.47
👖 Brand Jeans
$90.6
$58.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.3
$72.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$323
$352
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9588
$18313

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Cities Comparison in Austria vs South Korea

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Austria

City Cost of living Population
Vienna
$1582
1.91M
Graz
$1217
289K
Linz
$1387
205K
Salzburg
$1359
155K
Innsbruck
$1395
132K
Klagenfurt
$1369
101K
Sankt Polten
$1321
55.5K
Dornbirn
$1435
48.1K
Wels
$1182
61.2K
Villach
$1438
61.9K
Wiener Neustadt
$1301
44.5K
Feldkirch
$1261
33.4K
Baden bei Wien
$1594
26.3K
Bregenz
$1446
29.8K
Steyr
$1345
38.3K
Modling
$1280
20.6K
Leoben
$1115
24.6K
Leonding
$1292
28.7K
Klosterneuburg
$1345
27.1K
Wolfsberg
$1336
25K
Krems an der Donau
$1319
24.6K
Traun
$1270
24.5K
Amstetten
$1269
23.7K
Lustenau
$1327
22.8K
Kapfenberg
$1288
22.8K
Hallein
$1217
21.2K

In South Korea

City Cost of living Population
Seoul
$1460
9.67M
Busan
$1031
3.45M
Incheon
$1002
2.91M
Daegu
$918
2.46M
Gwangju
$902
1.49M
Daejeon
$944
1.48M
Seongnam
$1022
949K
Suwon
$977
1.23M
Ulsan
$1066
1.17M
Changwon
$955
1.05M
Goyang
$1002
1.06M
Yongin
$1049
971K
Bucheon
$1121
868K
Cheongju
$880
833K
Namyangju
$970
713K
Jeju Island
$968
696K
Pohang
$775
520K
Jeju
$1542
435K
Hwaseong
$965
655K
Ansan
$921
653K
Anyang
$1102
573K
Jeonju
$791
653K
Cheonan
$930
652K
Gimhae
$839
534K
Pyeongtaek
$809
458K
Masan
$945
430K
Siheung
$945
425K
Uijeongbu
$998
422K
Paju
$941
415K
Gumi
$951
421K