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San Francisco vs Seoul
Sfo vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Sfo
Outside city centre
Sel
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Sfo
Outside city centre
Sel
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Sfo
Outside city centre
Sel
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Sel
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth