Cost of living index in South Korea

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 2.04 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 6.29 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.5 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.71 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 17.07 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 8.91 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 26.58 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.52 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 5.05 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 6.14 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.43 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.64 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 5.82 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 2.11 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 1.08 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 12.65 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.4 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.72 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 3.58 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 5.49 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 6.42 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 31.81 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 0.73 (USD)
Cup of coffee 3.5 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 1.39 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.03 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 4.5 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 75.2 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 120.18 (USD)
High quality jeans 59.86 (USD)
womens summer dress 42.34 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 3 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 0.67 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 10.14 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 1.04 (USD)
One month pass 43.73 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.23 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 25445.2 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 23238.6 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 53.22 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 19.65 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 9.11 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 579.39 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 1597.69 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 401.9 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 899.64 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 10914.3 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 5630.02 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 138.25 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 22.07 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.12 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 356.81 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 19017.7 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 2170.28 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 3.3 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in South Korea

On average a signle person can spend arround 254 (USD) a month which is considered on the expensive side comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in South Korea

423 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered a bit expensive if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in South Korea

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 670 (USD) per month in South Korea, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered not cheap at all.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in South Korea for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in South Korea for arround 914 (USD), which is affordable if we compare it to other big cities.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 254 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 402 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 269 (USD).

Average living cost in South Korea for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in South Korea can average 1480 (USD), which puts it in the cheap side in comparison with the big cities in the world.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 603 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 423 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 373 (USD).

Average living cost in South Korea for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in South Korea for about 4835 (USD), which is considered quite affordable regarding the average worldwide.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 1259 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 2282 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 670 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 182 (USD).

Cost of living by city in South Korea