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Cost of Living in Gwangju | South Korea

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$992
$2567
🛋️ Without rent
$653
$2105
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$339
$462
🍽️ Food
$451
$1188
🚐 Transport
$103
$273
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3067
🏙️ Population
1.49M

The average cost of living in Gwangju is $992, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 5410th out of 9294 in our global list and 28th out of 87 in South Korea.

The median after-tax salary is $3067, which is enough to cover living expenses for 3.1 months. Ranked 335th (TOP 4%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 5th best city to live in South Korea. With an estimated population of 1.49M, Gwangju is the 5th largest city in South Korea.

✈️ Closest airport11 kmGwangju Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate24.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank5300Dongshin University
Cost of living in Gwangju infographic

Prices in Gwangju

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.54
☕ Cappuccino
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.9
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.06
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$6.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.68

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.05
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.97
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.21

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$349
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$251
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$778
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$269
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$25.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2489
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1686

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$41.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
👖 Brand Jeans
$66.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$389
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22572

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