Canberra vs Seoul - Cost of Living Comparison

Canberra Seoul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1792
$1460
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4156
$3914
🏠 One person rent
$1082
$719
🏘️ Family rent
$1794
$1659
🍽️ Food expenses
$481
$496
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4970
$2716
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
30
100
😀 Quality of life
86
94
🏙️ Population
381K
9.67M

The cost of living in Canberra is 23% more expensive than in Seoul. Cities ranked 2028th and 2834th ($1792 vs $1460) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 2nd in Australia and South Korea, respectively. Check Australia vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.8 months in Canberra compared to 1.9 months in Seoul. Canberra ranked 8th best city to live in Australia vs Seoul ranked 1st in South Korea, while ranked 188th and 25th 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
$12.7
$5.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.4
$38
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.52
$5.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.33
$3.1
 Cappuccino
$3.31
$4.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.28
$1.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1116
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$893
$539
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2083
$2190
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1473
$1279
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$99.3
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$154
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45.1
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.79%
3.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4443
$12026
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3083
$11060
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.16
$1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.3
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.9
$9.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$2.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.16
$2.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$3.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.86
$4.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.61
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.48
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$39.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$6.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$3.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.83
$6.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$6.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$3.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$2.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
$2.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.9
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.66
$2.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$3.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.9
$5.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.26
$5.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.38
$2.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.08
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.9
$50.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$9.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$59.7
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.1
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.6
$54.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$70.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1362
$380
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12552
$19045

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$1661
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$1581
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$1896
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$1656
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$2294
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$1970
303 km or 188 mi Griffith
$1629
341 km or 212 mi Dubbo
$1445
357 km or 222 mi Shepparton
$1442
358 km or 222 mi Newcastle
$1798
397 km or 246 mi Traralgon
$1626
448 km or 278 mi Pakenham
$1631
454 km or 282 mi Berwick
$1562
459 km or 285 mi Dandenong
$1498
464 km or 288 mi Cranbourne
$1587
466 km or 289 mi South Yarra
$1589
466 km or 290 mi Bendigo
$1610
466 km or 290 mi Melbourne
$1968
470 km or 292 mi Sunbury
$1625
477 km or 297 mi Frankston
$1957
485 km or 302 mi Melton
$1633
488 km or 303 mi Tarneit
$1570
489 km or 304 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
531 km or 330 mi Geelong
$1708
535 km or 332 mi Ballarat
$1740
554 km or 344 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
583 km or 362 mi Armidale
$1677
649 km or 403 mi Mildura
$1622
669 km or 415 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
684 km or 425 mi Warrnambool
$1573
698 km or 434 mi Devonport
$1641
706 km or 438 mi Launceston
$1477
796 km or 495 mi Mount Gambier
$1181
852 km or 529 mi Byron Bay
$2199
858 km or 533 mi Hobart
$1648
902 km or 560 mi Toowoomba
$1462

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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