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Wellington vs Seoul
Wlg vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
Wellington

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Wlg
Outside city centre
Sel
Wlg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Wlg
Outside city centre
Sel
Wlg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Wlg
Outside city centre
Sel
Wlg

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
Wellington

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Wlg

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Wlg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Wlg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Wlg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
Wellington

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Wlg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
Wellington

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in Wellington

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
Wellington

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Wlg

Summer dress

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

Sel
Wlg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
Wellington
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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