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Berlin vs Seoul
Ber vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
Berlin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Ber
Outside city centre
Sel
Ber

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Ber
Outside city centre
Sel
Ber

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Ber
Outside city centre
Sel
Ber

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Seoul
Berlin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Ber

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Sel
Ber

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Ber

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Ber

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
Berlin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Ber
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Sel
Ber
White bread 500g
Sel
Ber
Eggs 12
Sel
Ber
White rice 1kg
Sel
Ber

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
Berlin

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Sel
Ber
Beef round 1kg
Sel
Ber
Local cheese 1kg
Sel
Ber

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Ber
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Ber
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Ber

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Ber
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Ber
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Ber

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Sel $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Sel $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in Berlin

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Sel $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Sel $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Sel $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Ber
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Ber

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Ber
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Ber

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
Berlin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Ber

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Sel
Ber

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Sel
Ber
1 pair men's leather shoes
Sel
Ber

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
Berlin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth