Seoul, South Korea — A supermarket in South Korean capital Seoul opened this week for the first time, and it’s one of the priciest in the country.
Korean supermarket triveni is the most pricey in the world to eat in, costing 4,100 won ($3.18) per kilogram, according to the latest data from the International Federation of Shopping Centers.
Triveni, a subsidiary of a national conglomerate owned by a family of billionaire Korean businessmen, is one of Seoul’s biggest chains, and its stores are among the largest in the city.
“The company’s CEO said he wanted to open his first store as a gift to his friends and family, so he set out to open a chain of four stores,” a report in the state-run Korea Central News Agency said.
The chain will have more than 3,000 stores in the capital, it added.
South Korea is home to more than 6.5 million people and has the third-largest population of the 21 countries with populations above 5 million.
Some of the most popular Korean restaurants include Chinkyu restaurant and Soma and Sushi.
While the most affordable Seoul grocery store has the most variety of products and prices, it is only about half the size of most other grocery stores, the report said.
In fact, most of the grocery stores in Seoul are only half as big as other Korean supermarkets, it said.