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Seoul vs Wellington
Sel vs Wlg

Average net salary (After tax)

Wellington
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Sel
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Sel
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Wlg
Sel
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sel

Mortgage rates

Wellington
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Wellington
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Wlg
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Wlg
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Wlg
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Wlg
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Wellington
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Wlg
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Wellington
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Wlg
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Wlg
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Wlg
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Wlg
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Wlg
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Wlg
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Wellington
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Wlg
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Wlg
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Wellington
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Wlg
Sel

Summer dress

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

Wlg
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Wellington
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth