Asia

Seoul

The capital of South Korea is a city of two speeds. Top gear comes courtesy of the high tech that has taken over the daily life of city inhabitants – whether in the fully automated metropolitan subway or in the restaurants with digital menus. Low gear consists of strolling past such remnants of the past as Gyeongbok Palace, which is surrounded by a peaceful forest with fountains and rivers and offers the option of wearing traditional Korean costumes.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
16
Earning level
38
Purchasing power
38
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Facts about Seoul

Price Level Index
Seoul
88.3
New York
100.0
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1
5
16
77
Earnings Level Index
Seoul
40.0
New York
100.0
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1
7
38
77
Working Time
Seoul
0/ 28.7m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
41
77
Purchasing Power Index
Seoul
45.3
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
38
77
Did you know…
The Korean word “seo'ul” means "capital city." Um, duh.