Moscow vs Seoul - Cost of Living Comparison

Moscow Seoul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1253
$1625
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2995
$4544
🏠 One person rent
$694
$784
🏘️ Family rent
$1212
$1986
🍽️ Food expenses
$321
$533
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$184
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1239
$2725
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
27 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
95
100
😀 Quality of life
74
94
🏙️ Population
12.5M
9.67M

The cost of living in Moscow is 23% less expensive than in Seoul. Cities ranked 4019th and 2495th ($1253 vs $1625) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Russia and South Korea, respectively. Check Russia vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Moscow compared to 1.7 months in Seoul. Moscow ranked 1st best city to live in Russia vs Seoul ranked 1st in South Korea, while ranked 1168th and 33rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Moscow vs Seoul

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Moscow Seoul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.52
$7.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$39.9
$38.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.6
$5.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.66
$3.67
 Cappuccino
$3.34
$4.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
$1.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$882
$983
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$524
$558
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1606
$2820
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$928
$1520
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.1
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$182
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.63
$23
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.59%
3.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7317
$10867
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3781
$11727
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.72
$1.05
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.2
$46.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.74
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.74
$1.51
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.28
$2.22
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.75
$3.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$3.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.82
$4.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$18.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.63
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
$46
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$6.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$3.8
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
$6.65
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$6.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$3.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$3.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.51
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.9
$19
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.1
$2.36
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.75
$3.58
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.07
$5.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.77
$6.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.73
$2.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.32
$3.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.7
$56.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.07
$11.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.3
$76.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.2
$11.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$108
$59.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$118
$72
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$551
$402
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10113
$18966

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Cities near Moscow

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Khimki
$913
19 km or 12 mi Krasnogorsk
$1045
19 km or 12 mi Lyubertsy
$626
19 km or 12 mi Mytishchi
$879
21 km or 13 mi Balashikha
$744
22 km or 14 mi Korolyov
$822
37 km or 23 mi Podolsk
$834
52 km or 32 mi Elektrostal
$655
96 km or 60 mi Obninsk
$571
161 km or 100 mi Kaluga
$624
161 km or 100 mi Tver
$632
173 km or 107 mi Tula
$757
179 km or 111 mi Vladimir
$611
184 km or 114 mi Ryazan
$641
248 km or 154 mi Yaroslavl
$635
250 km or 155 mi Ivanovo
$538
266 km or 165 mi Rybinsk
$700
301 km or 187 mi Kostroma
$549
326 km or 202 mi Oryol
$550
349 km or 217 mi Bryansk
$513
366 km or 228 mi Dzerzhinsk
$583
369 km or 229 mi Smolensk
$547
372 km or 231 mi Lipetsk
$559
376 km or 234 mi Cherepovets
$505
402 km or 250 mi Nizhny Novgorod
$736
408 km or 254 mi Vologda
$578
419 km or 260 mi Tambov
$606
457 km or 284 mi Kursk
$504
466 km or 290 mi Voronezh
$611
474 km or 294 mi Vitebsk
$375
491 km or 305 mi Veliky Novgorod
$637
495 km or 308 mi Starooskolsky
$658
496 km or 308 mi Stary Oskol
$542
509 km or 316 mi Mogilev
$488
513 km or 319 mi Saransk
$594
555 km or 345 mi Penza
$525
568 km or 353 mi Gomel
$478
571 km or 355 mi Sumy
$367
577 km or 359 mi Belgorod
$523
601 km or 373 mi Cheboksary
$520

Cities near Seoul

Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 7.9 mi Guri
$929
17 km or 10 mi Goyang
$1030
17 km or 10 mi Gwangmyeong
$954
17 km or 11 mi Gwacheon
$914
19 km or 12 mi Uijeongbu
$933
20 km or 12 mi Hanam
$925
20 km or 12 mi Namyangju
$998
20 km or 13 mi Seongnam
$1068
21 km or 13 mi Siheung
$966
21 km or 13 mi Bucheon
$1151
22 km or 14 mi Anyang
$1075
23 km or 14 mi Yangju
$932
24 km or 15 mi Gunpo
$962
26 km or 16 mi Gimpo
$966
27 km or 17 mi Uiwang
$925
30 km or 19 mi Gwangju
$949
32 km or 20 mi Paju
$961
33 km or 20 mi Ansan
$924
33 km or 21 mi Suwon
$1021
34 km or 21 mi Incheon
$985
37 km or 23 mi Dongducheon
$939
39 km or 24 mi Pocheon
$924
42 km or 26 mi Yongin
$1074
47 km or 29 mi Hwaseong
$1016
49 km or 31 mi Osan
$936
52 km or 32 mi Icheon
$953
58 km or 36 mi Kaesong
$1466
65 km or 40 mi Yeoju
$917
66 km or 41 mi Pyeongtaek
$862
69 km or 43 mi Anseong
$932
72 km or 45 mi Chuncheon
$919
83 km or 52 mi Dangjin
$926
86 km or 53 mi Wonju
$907
87 km or 54 mi Cheonan
$1021
101 km or 63 mi Seosan
$855
107 km or 66 mi Chungju
$1046
114 km or 71 mi Cheongju
$867
118 km or 73 mi Jecheon
$921
123 km or 77 mi Haeju
$1465
124 km or 77 mi Sejong
$950