Prices in Russia vs South Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

RussiaSouth Korea
🚶 Cost of living One person
$635
$1104
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1560
$2901
🏠 One person rent
$316
$462
🏘️ Family rent
$558
$887
🍽️ Food Expenses
$205
$440
🚐 Transport Expenses
$44.2
$109
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$523
$2196
💸 GDP per capita
$11289
$31363
😃 Human freedom index
6.49
8.15
❤️ Life expectancy
72.1
82.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
28
57
🏙️ Population
147M
51.5M

The average cost of living in Russia ($635) is 43% less expensive than in South Korea ($1104). Russia ranked 133rd vs 51st for South Korea in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Russia compared to 2 months in South Korea. Ranked 49th and 5th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Russia vs South Korea

RussiaSouth Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.62
$5.78
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.5
$29.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.63
$5.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.89
$3.14
☕ Cappuccino
$1.9
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.75
$1.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$354
$474
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$227
$329
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$653
$1054
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$416
$661
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.7
$80.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.2
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$6.94
$23.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.45%
3.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1848
$7982
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1077
$4568
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.46
$1.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.5
$45.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.56
$10.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.61
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$2.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.46
$2.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$3.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.1
$2.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.45
$15.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.69
$9.83
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.49
$23.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$5.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$3.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$4.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$4.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$3.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.23
$2.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.33
$15.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.84
$2.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.96
$3.65
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.13
$5.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.58
$5.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.94
$2.69
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.24
$2.02
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.2
$47.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$8.77
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.8
$26.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.28
$9.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.9
$64
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71
$83.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$263
$376
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5355
$20434

Cities Comparison in Russia vs South Korea

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Russia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Moscow
$1006
12.5M
Saint Petersburg
$791
5.35M
Yekaterinburg
$603
1.46M
Novosibirsk
$591
1.6M
Nizhny Novgorod
$595
1.26M
Kazan
$604
1.24M
Chelyabinsk
$473
1.2M
Krasnoyarsk
$503
1.08M
Rostov-on-Don
$595
1.13M
Perm
$525
1.05M
Ufa
$546
1.12M
Samara
$568
1.17M
Voronezh
$496
1.05M
Krasnodar
$526
881k
Omsk
$497
1.18M
Volgograd
$502
1.02M
Tyumen
$555
745k
Vladivostok
$788
607k
Khabarovsk
$703
616k
Surgut
$609
361k
Saratov
$490
845k
Kemerovo
$509
557k
Irkutsk
$540
624k
Izhevsk
$464
646k
Tomsk
$489
573k
Naberezhnye Chelny
$502
530k
Ryazan
$516
538k
Yaroslavl
$492
608k
Tolyatti
$481
707k
Balashikha
$714
451k

In South Korea

CityCost of livingPopulation
Seoul
$1411
9.81M
Incheon
$1082
2.91M
Busan
$1087
3.44M
Daegu
$1013
2.46M
Gwangju
$992
1.49M
Daejeon
$1085
1.48M
Suwon
$1027
1.23M
Goyang
$1050
1.06M
Changwon
$1035
1.05M
Yongin
$1047
971k
Seongnam
$1112
949k
Ulsan
$1132
1.17M
Bucheon
$1303
868k
Cheongju
$1104
833k
Jeju Island
$1012
692k
Hwaseong
$1013
655k
Ansan
$802
653k
Cheonan
$1045
652k
Pohang
$881
520k
Namyangju
$1009
629k
Jeonju
$904
653k
Jeju
$1218
435k
Anyang
$1204
573k
Gimhae
$968
534k
Pyeongtaek
$976
458k
Masan
$989
430k
Siheung
$989
425k
Uijeongbu
$1021
422k
Gumi
$986
421k
Paju
$984
415k