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Paris vs Seoul
Par vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
Paris

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Par
Outside city centre
Sel
Par

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Par
Outside city centre
Sel
Par

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Par
Outside city centre
Sel
Par

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
Paris
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
Paris

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Par

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Par

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Par

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Par

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
Paris

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Par
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
Paris

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Par
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Par
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Par

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Par
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Par
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Par

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
Paris
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in Paris

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Par
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Par

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Par
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Par

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
Paris

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Par

Summer dress

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

Sel
Par

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
Paris
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth