Canberra vs Seoul - Cost of Living Comparison

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Canberra Seoul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2505
$1451
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5551
$4244
🏠 One person rent
$1584
$686
🏘️ Family rent
$2540
$1925
🍽️ Food expenses
$631
$513
🚐 Transport expenses
$136
$155
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2822
$3062
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
30
100
😀 Quality of life
81
94
🏙️ Population
381K
9.67M

The cost of living in Canberra is 73% more expensive than in Seoul. Cities ranked 692nd and 3594th ($2505 vs $1451) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Australia and South Korea, respectively. Check Australia vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Canberra compared to 2.1 months in Seoul. Canberra ranked 7th best city to live in Australia vs Seoul ranked 1st in South Korea, while ranked 355th and 17th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Canberra vs Seoul

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Canberra Seoul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$32.8
$6.82
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38.7
$40.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.82
$6.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.82
$3.69
 Cappuccino
$3.77
$4.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.79
$1.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1607
$756
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1296
$498
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2730
$2544
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2105
$1523
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
$113
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$239
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$23.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.46%
4.77%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8187
$19429
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6881
$11029
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.92
$1.05
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$117
$45.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.3
$9.69
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.36
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.77
$2.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.43
$3.1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$3.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.48
$3.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$12.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.02
$10.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.8
$40.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.43
$6.59
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$3.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$5.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.78
$6.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
$3.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$3.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.54
$0.75
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.79
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.1
$18
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.19
$2.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$25.9
$3.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$4.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.54
$6.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.96
$2.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.97
$3.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$67.4
$49
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.6
$11.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$51
$25
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$9.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$97.9
$61.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$136
$81.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1868
$369
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15089
$19664

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$1720
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$1460
187 km or 116 mi Wollongong
$1441
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$1613
223 km or 139 mi Orange
$1617
235 km or 146 mi Blacktown
$1635
238 km or 148 mi Parramatta
$1883
243 km or 151 mi Kellyville
$1798
247 km or 154 mi Sydney
$2708
261 km or 162 mi Dee Why
$2018
303 km or 188 mi Griffith
$1648
341 km or 212 mi Dubbo
$1417
357 km or 222 mi Shepparton
$1684
358 km or 222 mi Newcastle
$1472
397 km or 246 mi Traralgon
$1725
448 km or 278 mi Pakenham
$1734
454 km or 282 mi Berwick
$1733
459 km or 285 mi Dandenong
$1694
464 km or 288 mi Cranbourne
$1708
466 km or 289 mi South Yarra
$1715
466 km or 290 mi Bendigo
$1321
466 km or 290 mi Melbourne
$2419
470 km or 292 mi Sunbury
$1756
477 km or 297 mi Frankston
$1728
485 km or 302 mi Melton
$1711
488 km or 303 mi Tarneit
$1665
489 km or 304 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1681
531 km or 330 mi Geelong
$1683
535 km or 332 mi Ballarat
$1331
554 km or 344 mi Port Macquarie
$1704
583 km or 362 mi Armidale
$1529
649 km or 403 mi Mildura
$1469
669 km or 415 mi Coffs Harbour
$1487
684 km or 425 mi Warrnambool
$1649
698 km or 434 mi Devonport
$1820
706 km or 438 mi Launceston
$1724
796 km or 495 mi Mount Gambier
$1624
852 km or 529 mi Byron Bay
$1872
858 km or 533 mi Hobart
$2296
902 km or 560 mi Toowoomba
$1542

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Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 7.9 mi Guri
$1122
17 km or 10 mi Goyang
$1166
17 km or 10 mi Gwangmyeong
$1099
17 km or 11 mi Gwacheon
$1069
19 km or 12 mi Uijeongbu
$992
20 km or 12 mi Hanam
$1084
20 km or 12 mi Namyangju
$1127
20 km or 13 mi Seongnam
$1122
21 km or 13 mi Siheung
$1088
21 km or 13 mi Bucheon
$1151
22 km or 14 mi Anyang
$1101
23 km or 14 mi Yangju
$996
24 km or 15 mi Gunpo
$1127
26 km or 16 mi Gimpo
$1136
27 km or 17 mi Uiwang
$1069
30 km or 19 mi Gwangju
$1089
32 km or 20 mi Paju
$1088
33 km or 20 mi Ansan
$1132
33 km or 21 mi Suwon
$984
34 km or 21 mi Incheon
$1052
37 km or 23 mi Dongducheon
$1082
39 km or 24 mi Pocheon
$1059
42 km or 26 mi Yongin
$1255
47 km or 29 mi Hwaseong
$1110
49 km or 31 mi Osan
$1060
52 km or 32 mi Icheon
$1041
58 km or 36 mi Kaesong
$1545
65 km or 40 mi Yeoju
$1029
66 km or 41 mi Pyeongtaek
$1058
69 km or 43 mi Anseong
$1042
72 km or 45 mi Chuncheon
$920
83 km or 52 mi Dangjin
$1040
86 km or 53 mi Wonju
$982
87 km or 54 mi Cheonan
$997
101 km or 63 mi Seosan
$1040
107 km or 66 mi Chungju
$1107
114 km or 71 mi Cheongju
$985
118 km or 73 mi Jecheon
$1097
123 km or 77 mi Haeju
$1553
124 km or 77 mi Sejong
$1028