Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiUlsan
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1132
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2816
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$477
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$842
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$441
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1651
🏙️ Population
1M
1.17M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 54% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 1730th and 5078th ($1741 vs $1132) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 6th in the United Arab Emirates and South Korea, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.5 months in Ulsan. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Ulsan ranked 51st in South Korea, while ranked 257th and 737th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Ulsan

Abu DhabiUlsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$5.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$29.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$3.28
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$362
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1085
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$654
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$45.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$69.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$32.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$15166
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3819
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.09
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$52.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$12.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$2.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.25
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.74
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$6.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$37
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$5.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$4.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$5.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$3.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.65
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$3.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$9.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$67.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$8.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$13
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$9.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$80.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$88.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$379
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$12827

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$1224
143 km or 89 miAl Ain
$1450
152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
170 km or 105 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
211 km or 131 miFujairah
$1299
237 km or 147 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
300 km or 187 miDoha
$1804
318 km or 198 miAl Khor
$1668
356 km or 221 miBandar Abbas
$453
365 km or 227 miNizwa
$787
395 km or 246 miSeeb
$1106
425 km or 264 miRiffa
$1077
427 km or 265 miManama
$1284
428 km or 266 miIsa Town
$1141
439 km or 273 miMuscat
$1034
454 km or 282 miJahrom
$442
468 km or 291 miDhahran
$840
481 km or 299 miDammam
$955
486 km or 302 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
501 km or 311 miFasa
$441
514 km or 320 miQatif
$651
548 km or 341 miJubail
$888
568 km or 353 miSirjan
$445
575 km or 357 miJiroft
$440
599 km or 372 miShiraz
$420
610 km or 379 miBushehr
$412
617 km or 384 miBorazjan
$441
620 km or 385 miMarvdasht
$443
632 km or 392 miKazerun
$441
637 km or 396 miChabahar
$440
649 km or 404 miBam
$442
678 km or 421 miRafsanjan
$441
698 km or 434 miKerman
$429
701 km or 435 miIranshahr
$374
741 km or 460 miYasuj
$569
775 km or 481 miRiyadh
$942
790 km or 491 miAl Wafrah
$1074
792 km or 492 miBehbahan
$442

Cities near Ulsan

DistanceCityCost of living
34 km or 21 miYangsan
$939
35 km or 21 miGyeongju
$936
52 km or 32 miMiryang
$974
53 km or 33 miGimhae
$968
54 km or 33 miPohang
$881
56 km or 35 miBusan
$1087
58 km or 36 miYeongcheon
$960
60 km or 38 miGyeongsan
$965
68 km or 42 miChangwon
$1035
74 km or 46 miDaegu
$1013
81 km or 50 miMasan
$989
94 km or 58 miSacheon
$794
102 km or 63 miGeoje
$952
113 km or 70 miTongyeong
$944
114 km or 71 miGumi
$986
119 km or 74 miJinju
$978
125 km or 78 miAndong
$908
125 km or 78 miGimcheon
$968
126 km or 78 miTsushima Island
$1210
142 km or 88 miSangju
$874
150 km or 93 miTsushima
$1206
153 km or 95 miMungyeong
$937
154 km or 96 miYeongju
$872
162 km or 100 miGwangyang
$932
174 km or 108 miYeosu
$1006
176 km or 109 miNamwon
$937
179 km or 111 miSuncheon
$965
183 km or 114 miTaebaek
$935
195 km or 121 miDaejeon
$1085
198 km or 123 miJeonju
$904
201 km or 125 miChungju
$927
202 km or 126 miJecheon
$988
203 km or 126 miGyeryong
$936
203 km or 126 miIki
$1208
204 km or 127 miCheongju
$1104
211 km or 131 miSejong
$971
211 km or 131 miSamcheok
$937
214 km or 133 miNonsan
$987
215 km or 133 miNagato
$1206
218 km or 135 miIksan
$971