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Cost of Living in Seoul | South Korea

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1411
$3681
🛋️ Without rent
$754
$2286
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$657
$1395
🍽️ Food
$487
$1256
🚐 Transport
$172
$449
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2472
🏙️ Population
9.81M

The average cost of living in Seoul is $1411, which is in the top 30% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2788th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 87 in South Korea.

The median after-tax salary is $2472, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 125th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in South Korea. With an estimated population of 9.81M, Seoul is the 1st largest city in South Korea.

✈️ Closest airport18 kmSeoul Air Base (K-16)
😷 Air qualityModerate24.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank131Seoul National University
Cost of living in Seoul infographic

Prices in Seoul

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$36.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.79
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.79
☕ Cappuccino
$4.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.45

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$31.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.69
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$20
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.81
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.17

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.06
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$54.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1841
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1025
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$118
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$182
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$16517
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7575

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$48.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.36
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$389
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18644

Seoul Cost of Living comparison