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Moscow vs Seoul
Mow vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
Moscow

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Mow
Outside city centre
Sel
Mow

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Mow
Outside city centre
Sel
Mow

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Mow
Outside city centre
Sel
Mow

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
Moscow
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
Moscow

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Mow

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Mow

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Mow

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Mow

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
Moscow

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Mow
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
Moscow

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Mow
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Mow
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Mow

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Mow
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Mow
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Mow

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
Moscow
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in Moscow

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Mow
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Mow

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Mow
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Mow

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
Moscow

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Mow

Summer dress

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

Sel
Mow

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
Moscow
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Mow $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Mow $4,070.74/mth