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Seoul vs Darwin
Sel vs Drw

Average net salary (After tax)

Darwin
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Drw
Sel
Outside city centre
Drw
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Drw
Sel
Outside city centre
Drw
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Drw
Sel
Outside city centre
Drw
Sel

Mortgage rates

Darwin
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Darwin
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Drw
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Drw
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Drw
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Drw
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Darwin
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Drw
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Darwin
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Drw
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Drw
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Drw
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Drw
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Drw
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Drw
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Darwin
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Darwin are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Drw
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Drw
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Drw
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Drw
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Darwin
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Drw
Sel

Summer dress

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

Drw
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Darwin
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Drw $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Drw $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth