Chengdu vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$305
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$2029
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
92
65
😀 Quality of life
73
70
🏙️ Population
20.9M
1.17M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 29% less expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 6241st and 4375th ($752 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 6th in China and South Korea, respectively. Check China vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 1437th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chengdu Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$11650

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$664
38 km or 24 mi Pengzhou
$668
41 km or 25 mi Guanghan
$662
53 km or 33 mi Shifang
$652
55 km or 34 mi Jianyang
$678
56 km or 35 mi Dujiangyan
$664
60 km or 38 mi Deyang
$724
65 km or 40 mi Qionglai
$662
71 km or 44 mi Meishan
$714
77 km or 48 mi Mianzhu
$657
81 km or 50 mi Ziyang
$710
110 km or 68 mi Mianyang
$566
124 km or 77 mi Leshan
$721
127 km or 79 mi Ya'an
$693
127 km or 79 mi Shehong
$672
131 km or 81 mi Emeishan
$652
139 km or 87 mi Jiangyou
$670
145 km or 90 mi Suining
$720
153 km or 95 mi Neijiang
$785
161 km or 100 mi Zigong
$688
188 km or 117 mi Longchang
$663
193 km or 120 mi Nanchong
$677
208 km or 129 mi Langzhong
$668
219 km or 136 mi Yibin
$731
237 km or 148 mi Luzhou
$737
247 km or 153 mi Guang'an
$722
259 km or 161 mi Guangyuan
$710
261 km or 162 mi Huaying
$650
265 km or 165 mi Chongqing
$725
288 km or 179 mi Bazhong
$721
333 km or 207 mi Dazhou
$719
341 km or 212 mi Longnan
$704
353 km or 220 mi Xichang
$675
372 km or 231 mi Zhaotong
$748
388 km or 241 mi Hanzhong
$720
390 km or 243 mi Renhuai
$665
392 km or 244 mi Bijie
$768
408 km or 253 mi Wanyuan
$653
431 km or 268 mi Zunyi
$733
459 km or 285 mi Liupanshui
$703

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Distance City Cost of living
34 km or 21 mi Yangsan
$909
35 km or 21 mi Gyeongju
$1184
52 km or 32 mi Miryang
$861
53 km or 33 mi Gimhae
$839
54 km or 33 mi Pohang
$775
56 km or 35 mi Busan
$1031
58 km or 36 mi Yeongcheon
$792
60 km or 38 mi Gyeongsan
$922
68 km or 42 mi Changwon
$955
74 km or 46 mi Daegu
$918
81 km or 50 mi Masan
$945
94 km or 58 mi Sacheon
$795
102 km or 63 mi Geoje
$945
113 km or 70 mi Tongyeong
$900
114 km or 71 mi Gumi
$951
119 km or 74 mi Jinju
$765
125 km or 78 mi Andong
$800
125 km or 78 mi Gimcheon
$925
126 km or 78 mi Tsushima Island
$1024
142 km or 88 mi Sangju
$981
150 km or 93 mi Tsushima
$1021
153 km or 95 mi Mungyeong
$897
154 km or 96 mi Yeongju
$963
162 km or 100 mi Gwangyang
$963
174 km or 108 mi Yeosu
$1003
176 km or 109 mi Namwon
$895
179 km or 111 mi Suncheon
$923
183 km or 114 mi Taebaek
$893
195 km or 121 mi Daejeon
$944
198 km or 123 mi Jeonju
$791
201 km or 125 mi Chungju
$1004
202 km or 126 mi Jecheon
$932
203 km or 126 mi Gyeryong
$896
203 km or 126 mi Iki
$1020
204 km or 127 mi Cheongju
$880
211 km or 131 mi Sejong
$928
211 km or 131 mi Samcheok
$898
214 km or 133 mi Nonsan
$928
215 km or 133 mi Nagato
$1019
218 km or 135 mi Iksan
$925