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Houston vs Seoul
Hou vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Hou
Outside city centre
Sel
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Hou
Outside city centre
Sel
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Hou
Outside city centre
Sel
Hou

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Hou

Summer dress

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

Sel
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth