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Seoul vs Los Angeles
Sel vs Lax

Average net salary (After tax)

Los Angeles
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Sel
Outside city centre
Lax
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Sel
Outside city centre
Lax
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lax
Sel
Outside city centre
Lax
Sel

Mortgage rates

Los Angeles
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Los Angeles
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lax
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Lax
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lax
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lax
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Los Angeles
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lax
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Los Angeles
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lax
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Lax
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Lax
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lax
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Lax
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Lax
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Los Angeles
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lax
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Lax
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lax
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Lax
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Los Angeles
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lax
Sel

Summer dress

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

Lax
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Los Angeles
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth