Glasgow vs Seoul - Cost of Living Comparison

Glasgow Seoul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1533
$1460
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3750
$3914
🏠 One person rent
$841
$719
🏘️ Family rent
$1500
$1659
🍽️ Food expenses
$409
$496
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3163
$2716
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
94
100
😀 Quality of life
96
94
🏙️ Population
626K
9.67M

The cost of living in Glasgow is 5% more expensive than in Seoul. Cities ranked 2601st and 2834th ($1533 vs $1460) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 78th and 2nd in the United Kingdom and South Korea, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Glasgow compared to 1.9 months in Seoul. Glasgow ranked 2nd best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Seoul ranked 1st in South Korea, while ranked 11th and 25th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Glasgow vs Seoul

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Glasgow Seoul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$5.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.6
$38
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.14
$5.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.83
$3.1
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$4.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.73
$1.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$848
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$650
$539
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$2190
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1189
$1279
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.1
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.24%
3.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5597
$12026
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$11060
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.01
$1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.5
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$9.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.89
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$2.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$3.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
$4.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.9
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$39.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$6.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$3.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$6.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$6.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$3.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.44
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.1
$3.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$5.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$5.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.17
$2.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.16
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$50.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$9.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$100
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.5
$54.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.7
$70.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$858
$380
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14519
$19045

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Cities near Glasgow

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi East Kilbride
$1500
11 km or 7.1 mi Paisley
$1498
16 km or 10 mi Hamilton
$1497
19 km or 12 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
32 km or 20 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
34 km or 21 mi Greenock
$1198
35 km or 21 mi Stirling
$1282
37 km or 23 mi Irvine
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Alloa
$1497
46 km or 29 mi Livingston
$1378
50 km or 31 mi Ayr
$955
54 km or 34 mi Dunfermline
$1384
66 km or 41 mi Edinburgh
$1695
73 km or 45 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
78 km or 49 mi Perth
$1553
97 km or 60 mi Dumfries
$1200
104 km or 65 mi Dundee
$1157
136 km or 85 mi Carlisle
$1273
152 km or 94 mi Whitehaven
$1461
161 km or 100 mi Bangor
$1128
170 km or 106 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
176 km or 110 mi Belfast
$1545
181 km or 112 mi Inverness
$1406
187 km or 116 mi Lisburn
$1495
191 km or 119 mi Douglas
$1482
193 km or 120 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
195 km or 121 mi Aberdeen
$1302
196 km or 121 mi Gateshead
$1498
200 km or 124 mi Jarrow
$1496
201 km or 125 mi Tynemouth
$1496
202 km or 126 mi South Shields
$1502
203 km or 126 mi Washington
$1495
207 km or 128 mi Elgin
$1409
208 km or 129 mi Durham
$1372
210 km or 131 mi Sunderland
$1321
211 km or 131 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
218 km or 135 mi Derry
$1261
219 km or 136 mi Morecambe
$1408
222 km or 138 mi Lancaster
$1424
227 km or 141 mi Darlington
$1211

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