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Seoul vs Vancouver
Sel vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sel
Outside city centre
Van
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sel
Outside city centre
Van
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Sel
Outside city centre
Van
Sel

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Van
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Van
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Sel

Summer dress

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

Van
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth