Brazil vs South Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

Brazil South Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$661
$1062
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1645
$2839
🏠 One person rent
$285
$457
🏘️ Family rent
$473
$948
🍽️ Food expenses
$217
$416
🚐 Transport expenses
$79.3
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$396
$2022
💸 GDP per capita
$6797
$31598
😃 Human freedom index
7.22
8.39
❤️ Life expectancy
76.1
83.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
62
🌐 English speaking %
5.1%
20%
🎓 Higher education
93
88
😀 Quality of life
45
77
🏙️ Population
213M
51.5M

The average cost of living in Brazil ($661) is 38% less expensive than in South Korea ($1062). Brazil ranked 128th 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 0.6 months in Brazil compared to 1.9 months in South Korea. Ranked 113th and 20th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brazil vs South Korea

We calculate prices for Brazil and South Korea as a population-weighted mean of 385 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.

Brazil South Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$5.59
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$29.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.82
$5.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$2.84
 Cappuccino
$1.75
$3.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$1.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$331
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$1094
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$345
$733
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$79.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.3
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$21
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.53%
3.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1462
$7604
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1009
$5485
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.9
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$40.2
$42.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.14
$9.67
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.04
$2.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$3.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$3.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.69
$14
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$8.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
$28.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$5.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$3.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$4.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$4.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$2.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$2.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
$0.64
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$2.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.55
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$1.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.09
$3.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.2
$4.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$5.13
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$2.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$1.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.6
$42.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.56
$8.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.5
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.8
$8.47
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.8
$58.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.8
$72.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$271
$352
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6225
$18313

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Cities Comparison in Brazil vs South Korea

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brazil

City Cost of living Population
Sao Paulo
$948
12.3M
Rio de Janeiro
$903
6.75M
Brasilia
$878
3.02M
Manaus
$828
2.22M
Curitiba
$698
1.88M
Belo Horizonte
$722
2.51M
Belem
$689
1.5M
Recife
$653
1.65M
Campinas
$753
1.16M
Salvador
$694
2.89M
Porto Alegre
$727
1.48M
Fortaleza
$565
2.45M
Santo Andre
$702
710K
Natal
$586
878K
Goiania
$683
1.39M
Guarulhos
$548
1.32M
Maceio
$564
1.03M
Nova Iguacu
$586
823K
Joao Pessoa
$632
818K
Ribeirao Preto
$682
666K
Niteroi
$733
497K
Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
689K
Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
844K
Caxias do Sul
$492
517K
Jaboatao dos Guararapes
$594
707K
Vitoria
$650
356K
Jundiai
$776
402K
Osasco
$646
695K
Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
511K
Sorocaba
$672
645K

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