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Seoul vs Bangalore
Sel vs Blr

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangalore
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Blr
Sel
Outside city centre
Blr
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Blr
Sel
Outside city centre
Blr
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Blr
Sel
Outside city centre
Blr
Sel

Mortgage rates

Bangalore
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangalore
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Blr
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Blr
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Blr
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Blr
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangalore
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Blr
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangalore
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Blr
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Blr
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Blr
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Blr
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Blr
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Blr
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangalore
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangalore are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Blr
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Blr
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Blr
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Blr
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangalore
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Blr
Sel

Summer dress

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

Blr
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangalore
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Blr $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Blr $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth