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Seoul vs Berlin
Sel vs Ber

Average net salary (After tax)

Berlin
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Sel
Outside city centre
Ber
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Sel
Outside city centre
Ber
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ber
Sel
Outside city centre
Ber
Sel

Mortgage rates

Berlin
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Berlin
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ber
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Ber
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ber
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ber
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Berlin
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ber
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Berlin
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ber
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Ber
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Ber
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ber
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Ber
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Ber
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Berlin
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ber
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Ber
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ber
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Ber
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Berlin
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ber
Sel

Summer dress

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

Ber
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Berlin
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ber $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth