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Seoul vs Bangkok
Sel vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Sel
Outside city centre
Bkk
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Sel
Outside city centre
Bkk
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Sel
Outside city centre
Bkk
Sel

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Sel

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth