South Korea - prices and cost of living

The tables show the prices of 33 products and services. The last update: April 2021. Select a product or service to compare the prices to other countries.
Basic food items
Price
Price (USD)
Date
Measure
1130.00 KRW
1.01 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The flour prices are for wheat flour of 1 kilogram. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilo. In each country, we identified the leading flour brand and collected its prices from the largest food stores.
4500.00 KRW
4.01 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The rice prices are for long grain white rice of 1 kilogram. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilo. In each country, we identified the leading rice brand and collected its prices from the largest food stores.
1580.00 KRW
1.41 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The sugar prices are for white sugar of 1 kilogram. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilo. In each country, we identified the leading sugar brand and collected its prices from the largest food stores.
1145.00 KRW
1.02 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The salt prices are for table salt of 1 kilogram. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilo. In each country, we identified the leading salt brand and collected its prices from the largest food stores.
2680.00 KRW
2.39 USD
Mar/2021
1 l
The milk prices are for semi-skim milk with fat content between 1.5% and 2.5% depending on the specifics of each country. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one liter. In each country, we identified the leading milk brand and collected its prices from the largest food stores.
5360.00 KRW
4.77 USD
Mar/2021
12 pcs
The price of eggs is for 12 pieces of M-sized eggs depending on the specifics of each country. The prices are collected from the largest food stores.
3000.00 KRW
2.67 USD
Mar/2021
1 l
The cooking oil prices are for the most widely used type of cooking oil in each country. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one liter. In each country, we identified the leading cooking oil brand and collected its prices from the largest food stores.
69000.00 KRW
61.41 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The beef prices are for raw beef meat for cooking per 1 kilogram. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilo. In each country we collected the prices from the largest food stores.
6071.00 KRW
5.40 USD
Sep/2020
1 kg
The chicken meat prices are for frozen chicken meat ready to cook. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilo. In each country we collected the prices from the largest food stores.
Fruit and vegetables
Price
Price (USD)
Date
Measure
4200.00 KRW
3.74 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The potato prices are for one kilogram of russet or similar potatoes depending on the country. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilogram. The potato prices are collected from the largest food stores.
3280.00 KRW
2.92 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The onion prices are for one kilogram of brown onions. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilogram. The onion prices are collected from the largest food stores.
4750.00 KRW
4.23 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The carrot prices are for one kilogram. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilogram. The carrots prices are collected from the largest food stores.
5000.00 KRW
4.45 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The beans prices are for one kilogram of white beans. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilogram. The beans prices are collected from the largest food stores.
4150.00 KRW
3.69 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The bananas prices are for one kilogram. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilogram. The bananas prices are collected from the largest food stores.
8760.00 KRW
7.80 USD
Mar/2021
1 kg
The apple prices are for 1 kg of golden delicious apples or their closest equivalent in a given country. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of one kilogram. The apple prices are collected from the largest food stores.
Non-alcoholic beverages
Price
Price (USD)
Date
Measure
1750.00 KRW
1.56 USD
Mar/2021
0.500 l
The Coca - Cola prices are for a bottle of 0.5 l. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of 0.5 l. The Coca – Cola prices are collected from the largest food stores.
2940.00 KRW
2.62 USD
Mar/2021
1.500 l
The Evian water prices are for a bottle of 1.5 l. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of 1.5 l. The Evian water prices are collected from the largest food stores.
21667.00 KRW
19.28 USD
Mar/2021
0.200 kg
The Nescafe Gold prices are for a jar of 200 grams. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of 200 grams. The Nescafe Gold prices are collected from the largest food stores.
Alcoholic beverages
Price
Price (USD)
Date
Measure
2500.00 KRW
2.23 USD
Mar/2021
0.330 l
The Heineken prices are for a bottle of 0.330 l. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of 0.330 l. The Heineken prices are collected from the largest food stores.
24800.00 KRW
22.07 USD
Mar/2021
0.700 l
The Johnnie Walker whiskey prices are for a bottle of 0.7 l. of Red label Johnnie Walker whiskey. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of 0.7 l. The Johnnie Walker prices are collected from the largest food stores.
24300.00 KRW
21.63 USD
Mar/2021
0.700 l
The Vodka Smirnoff prices are for a bottle of 0.7 l. of Vodka Smirnoff Red No. 21. Adjustments were made to the various measuring units across countries to arrive at a uniform measure of 0.7 l. The Vodka Smirnoff prices are collected from the largest food stores.
Restaurants
Price
Price (USD)
Date
Measure
15000 KRW
13.35 USD
Sep/2020
30 cm pizza
The price is for 30 cm (large) Margherita pizza with a standard crust.
153500 KRW
136.62 USD
Sep/2020
5-course menu
The price refers to a 5-course menu in a 3-star Michelin restaurant. The average is taken in countries with more than one 3-star Michelin restaurant.
Electronics
Price
Price (USD)
Date
Measure
1090000 KRW
970.10 USD
Mar/2021
1 product
The price of Iphone 12 with 64GB memory.
1029000 KRW
915.81 USD
Mar/2021
1 product
The price of Ipad Pro 11 (128GB memory) with Wi-fi but without cellular.
579000 KRW
515.31 USD
Mar/2021
1 product
The price of Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm) and with GPS only without Cellular.
1690000 KRW
1504.10 USD
Mar/2021
1 product
The price of Apple MacBook Pro 13 in Space Grey color with 256GB memory, 8 GB RAM, and CPU - Apple M1 chip
880000 KRW
783.20 USD
Apr/2021
1 product
The price of Playstation 5 Standard Disk Edition with 825 GB memory
599000 KRW
533.11 USD
Mar/2021
1 product
The price for GoPro Hero 9.
Clothes
Price
Price (USD)
Date
Measure
181691 KRW
161.70 USD
Sep/2020
1 outfit
The female business clothing set includes long-sleeved shirt, court shoes, blazer, and suit pants.
224749 KRW
200.03 USD
Sep/2020
1 outfit
The male business clothing set includes long-sleeved shirt, derby shoes, blazer, and suit pants.
Furniture
Price
Price (USD)
Date
Measure
49900 KRW
44.41 USD
Sep/2020
1 product
The price is for the IKEA BILLY bookshelf.
69900 KRW
62.21 USD
Sep/2020
1 product
The price is for the IKEA POÄNG bookshelf.
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