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Los Angeles vs Seoul
Lax vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
Los Angeles

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Lax
Outside city centre
Sel
Lax

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Lax
Outside city centre
Sel
Lax

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Lax
Outside city centre
Sel
Lax

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
Los Angeles

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Lax

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Lax

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Lax

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Lax

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
Los Angeles

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Lax
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
Los Angeles

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Lax
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Lax
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Lax

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Lax
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Lax
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Lax

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in Los Angeles

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Lax
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Lax

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Lax
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Lax

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
Los Angeles

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Lax

Summer dress

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

Sel
Lax

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
Los Angeles
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth