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Seoul vs Houston
Sel vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Sel
Outside city centre
Hou
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Sel
Outside city centre
Hou
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Sel
Outside city centre
Hou
Sel

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Sel

Summer dress

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

Hou
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth