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Seoul vs San Francisco
Sel vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Sel
Outside city centre
Sfo
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Sel
Outside city centre
Sfo
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Sel
Outside city centre
Sfo
Sel

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

San Francisco
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Sfo
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sfo
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Sfo
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Sfo
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sfo
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Sfo
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Sfo
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in San Francisco are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sfo
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Sfo
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Sel

Summer dress

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

Sfo
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth