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Seoul vs Osaka
Sel vs Osa

Average net salary (After tax)

Osaka
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osa
Sel
Outside city centre
Osa
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osa
Sel
Outside city centre
Osa
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Osa
Sel
Outside city centre
Osa
Sel

Mortgage rates

Osaka
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Osaka
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Osa
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Osa
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Osa
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Osa
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Osaka
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Osa
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Osaka
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Osa
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Osa
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Osa
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Osa
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Osa
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Osa
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Osaka
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Osaka are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Osa
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Osa
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Osa
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Osa
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Osaka
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Osa
Sel

Summer dress

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

Osa
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Osaka
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Osa $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Osa $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth