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Seoul vs Tehran
Sel vs Thr

Average net salary (After tax)

Tehran
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Thr
Sel
Outside city centre
Thr
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Thr
Sel
Outside city centre
Thr
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Thr
Sel
Outside city centre
Thr
Sel

Mortgage rates

Tehran
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Tehran
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Thr
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Thr
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Thr
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Thr
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Tehran
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Thr
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Tehran
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Thr
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Thr
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Thr
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Thr
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Thr
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Thr
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Tehran
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Tehran are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Thr
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Thr
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Thr
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Thr
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Tehran
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Thr
Sel

Summer dress

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

Thr
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Tehran
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Thr $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Thr $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth