Calgary vs Seoul - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Seoul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$1460
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$3914
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$719
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$1659
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$496
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$2716
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
54
100
😀 Quality of life
93
94
🏙️ Population
1.24M
9.67M

The cost of living in Calgary is 29% more expensive than in Seoul. Cities ranked 1847th and 2834th ($1881 vs $1460) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 2nd in Canada and South Korea, respectively. Check Canada vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 1.9 months in Seoul. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Seoul ranked 1st in South Korea, while ranked 48th and 25th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Seoul

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Calgary Seoul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$5.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$38
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$5.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$3.1
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$4.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$1.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$539
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$2190
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$1279
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
3.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$12026
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$11060
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$9.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$2.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$2.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$3.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$4.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$39.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$6.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$3.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$6.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$6.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$2.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$2.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$2.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$3.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$5.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$5.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$2.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$50.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$9.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$54.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$70.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$380
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$19045

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Distance City Cost of living
106 km or 66 mi Banff
$1868
137 km or 85 mi Red Deer
$1553
174 km or 108 mi Lethbridge
$1669
248 km or 154 mi Leduc
$1699
265 km or 165 mi Medicine Hat
$1439
278 km or 173 mi Spruce Grove
$1741
279 km or 173 mi Edmonton
$1692
357 km or 222 mi Sandpoint
$1556
402 km or 250 mi Kelowna
$1774
422 km or 262 mi Coeur d'Alene
$1994
426 km or 265 mi Post Falls
$1941
429 km or 266 mi Penticton
$1801
440 km or 273 mi Spokane Valley
$1943
442 km or 275 mi Kamloops
$1529
443 km or 275 mi Great Falls
$1902
452 km or 281 mi Spokane
$1886
466 km or 289 mi Missoula
$1766
517 km or 322 mi Helena
$1813
524 km or 325 mi Saskatoon
$1513
526 km or 327 mi Moscow
$1344
531 km or 330 mi Pullman
$1402
556 km or 345 mi Grande Prairie
$1734
560 km or 348 mi Lewiston
$1610
572 km or 355 mi Butte
$1341
579 km or 360 mi Moses Lake
$1911
600 km or 373 mi Chilliwack
$1872
603 km or 375 mi Moose Jaw
$1638
607 km or 377 mi Wenatchee
$1877
616 km or 382 mi Prince Albert
$1530
630 km or 391 mi Abbotsford
$1579
636 km or 395 mi Whistler
$2493
637 km or 396 mi Walla Walla
$1681
638 km or 396 mi Bozeman
$1971
641 km or 398 mi Maple Ridge
$1914
650 km or 404 mi Langley
$1837
650 km or 404 mi Pasco
$1628
651 km or 405 mi Coquitlam
$2071
654 km or 406 mi Bellingham
$2177
654 km or 406 mi Richland
$1880
655 km or 407 mi Fort McMurray
$1758

Cities near Seoul

Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 7.9 mi Guri
$906
17 km or 10 mi Goyang
$1002
17 km or 10 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
17 km or 11 mi Gwacheon
$897
19 km or 12 mi Uijeongbu
$998
20 km or 12 mi Hanam
$906
20 km or 12 mi Namyangju
$970
20 km or 13 mi Seongnam
$1022
21 km or 13 mi Siheung
$945
21 km or 13 mi Bucheon
$1121
22 km or 14 mi Anyang
$1102
23 km or 14 mi Yangju
$912
24 km or 15 mi Gunpo
$975
26 km or 16 mi Gimpo
$979
27 km or 17 mi Uiwang
$901
30 km or 19 mi Gwangju
$927
32 km or 20 mi Paju
$941
33 km or 20 mi Ansan
$921
33 km or 21 mi Suwon
$977
34 km or 21 mi Incheon
$1002
37 km or 23 mi Dongducheon
$911
39 km or 24 mi Pocheon
$906
42 km or 26 mi Yongin
$1049
47 km or 29 mi Hwaseong
$965
49 km or 31 mi Osan
$912
52 km or 32 mi Icheon
$979
58 km or 36 mi Kaesong
$1473
65 km or 40 mi Yeoju
$902
66 km or 41 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
69 km or 43 mi Anseong
$912
72 km or 45 mi Chuncheon
$834
83 km or 52 mi Dangjin
$904
86 km or 53 mi Wonju
$857
87 km or 54 mi Cheonan
$930
101 km or 63 mi Seosan
$872
107 km or 66 mi Chungju
$1004
114 km or 71 mi Cheongju
$880
118 km or 73 mi Jecheon
$932
123 km or 77 mi Haeju
$1478
124 km or 77 mi Sejong
$928