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London vs Seoul
Lon vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
London

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Lon
Outside city centre
Sel
Lon

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Lon
Outside city centre
Sel
Lon

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Lon
Outside city centre
Sel
Lon

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
London
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
London

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Lon

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Lon

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Lon

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Lon

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
London

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Lon
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
London

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Lon
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Lon
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Lon

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Lon
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Lon
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Lon

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
London
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in London

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Lon
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Lon

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Lon
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Lon

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
London

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Lon

Summer dress

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

Sel
Lon

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
London
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth