Austria vs South Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

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Austria South Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1731
$1140
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4206
$3169
🏠 One person rent
$890
$473
🏘️ Family rent
$1621
$1118
🍽️ Food expenses
$538
$470
🚐 Transport expenses
$135
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2737
$2410
💸 GDP per capita
$52085
$32423
😃 Human freedom index
8.24
8.12
❤️ Life expectancy
81.2
83.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
63
🌐 English speaking %
73.1%
20%
🎓 Higher education
94
88
😀 Quality of life
89
87
🏙️ Population
8.98M
51.5M

The average cost of living in Austria ($1731) is 52% more expensive than in South Korea ($1140). Austria ranked 22nd vs 60th 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 1.6 months in Austria compared to 2.1 months in South Korea. Ranked 17th 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
$14.9
$6.57
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$37.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.3
$5.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.67
$3.36
 Cappuccino
$3.89
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.98
$1.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$827
$466
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$638
$324
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1630
$1278
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1227
$860
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$185
$99.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$286
$153
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.2
$21.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.34%
4.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7689
$10161
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5353
$6982
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$1.06
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$53.2
$46.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.5
$9.25
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.76
$1.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.54
$2.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.43
$2.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
$3.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.58
$3.29
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$8.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.5
$33.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.67
$6.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$3.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$5.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.28
$5.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$3.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$2.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.73
$2.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.31
$16.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$2.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.46
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$14.4
$4.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.25
$5.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.73
$2.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.52
$2.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.3
$51.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$10.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$119
$28
💇 Haircut, simple
$19.1
$8.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$94.7
$62.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$91.5
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$336
$359
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12643
$18547

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Austria

City Cost of living Population
Vienna
$1843
1.97M
Graz
$1625
293K
Linz
$1630
210K
Salzburg
$1688
155K
Innsbruck
$1705
131K
Klagenfurt
$1687
101K
Sankt Polten
$1525
55.5K
Wels
$1282
61.2K
Villach
$1569
65.1K
Dornbirn
$1589
48.1K
Baden bei Wien
$1669
26.3K
Wiener Neustadt
$1317
44.5K
Steyr
$1503
38.3K
Klosterneuburg
$1585
27.1K
Amstetten
$1355
23.7K
Leonding
$1547
28.7K
Feldkirch
$1623
33.4K
Bregenz
$1691
29.8K
Krems an der Donau
$1525
25.3K
Modling
$1631
20.6K
Leoben
$1388
24.6K
Traun
$1532
24.5K
Kapfenberg
$1232
22.8K
Hallein
$1684
21.2K
Lustenau
$1588
22.8K
Wolfsberg
$1315
25K

In South Korea

City Cost of living Population
Seoul
$1451
9.67M
Busan
$1031
3.45M
Incheon
$1052
2.94M
Daegu
$1108
2.44M
Daejeon
$952
1.48M
Gwangju
$1150
1.49M
Suwon
$984
1.23M
Ulsan
$1151
1.15M
Seongnam
$1122
949K
Changwon
$1112
1.05M
Cheongju
$985
849K
Yongin
$1255
971K
Jeju Island
$1068
678K
Goyang
$1166
1.06M
Hwaseong
$1110
904K
Namyangju
$1127
713K
Bucheon
$1151
793K
Jeju
$1014
435K
Gimhae
$931
534K
Cheonan
$997
652K
Ansan
$1132
653K
Siheung
$1088
425K
Uijeongbu
$992
463K
Gunsan
$1024
275K
Anyang
$1101
548K
Pohang
$1047
504K
Jeonju
$823
653K
Pyeongtaek
$1058
458K
Masan
$1029
430K
Paju
$1088
415K