Cost of living in Daegu, South Korea

Summary of cost of living in Daegu

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₩3,452,467
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₩1,490,663
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Daegu
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩8,180
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₩5,453
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩6,032
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,347
12 eggs, large ₩3,407
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩5,389
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩11,801
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩6,610
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩3,883
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩1,978
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩17,577
2 liters of coca-cola ₩2,073
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩1,989
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₩1,038,890
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₩683,986
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩142,214
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₩542,385
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₩394,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₩84,313
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₩21,724
40” flat screen tv ₩650,877
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₩101,257
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩10,887
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩9,125
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₩89,295
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₩42,114
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩100,308
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩99,569
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩22,413,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,579
Monthly ticket public transport ₩51,905
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₩18,378
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₩4,427
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₩3,367
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₩71,588
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₩15,769
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩8,866
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩6,057
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩3,360
Tube of toothpaste ₩2,095
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩12,541
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩28,042
2 tickets to the movies ₩19,773
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩222,418
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₩53,378
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩6,970
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,566
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,764
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩65,059
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₩3,689
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 58 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2022

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