Cheongju vs Kaohsiung - Cost of Living Comparison

Cheongju Kaohsiung
🚶 Cost of living one person
$880
$914
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2334
$2491
🏠 One person rent
$293
$329
🏘️ Family rent
$516
$684
🍽️ Food expenses
$388
$372
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$108
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1689
$1292
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
71
82
😀 Quality of life
68
85
🏙️ Population
833K
2.73M

The cost of living in Cheongju is 4% less expensive than in Kaohsiung. Cities ranked 5804th and 5670th ($880 vs $914) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 75th and 7th in South Korea and Taiwan, respectively. Check South Korea vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Cheongju compared to 1.4 months in Kaohsiung. Cheongju ranked 37th best city to live in South Korea vs Kaohsiung ranked 4th in Taiwan, while ranked 2903rd and 216th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cheongju vs Kaohsiung

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Cheongju Kaohsiung
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.74
$3.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
$24.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.36
$4.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.06
$2.86
 Cappuccino
$3.52
$3.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.27
$1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$207
$337
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$171
$229
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$470
$873
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$320
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$95.9
$55.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$147
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.2
$22.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.51%
2.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6961
$4042
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4066
$2048
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.31
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$76.7
$37.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.47
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.41
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$1.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.58
$2.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.1
$15.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$6.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30.6
$19.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.92
$4.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.84
$2.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.45
$3.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.99
$3.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$2.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.88
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
$1.49
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.2
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.87
$1.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$4.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.89
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
$5.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.39
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
$2.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.8
$33
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.43
$9.18
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.3
$56.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.56
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.1
$66
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.3
$76.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$320
$304
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18587
$10014

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Cities near Cheongju

Distance City Cost of living
25 km or 16 mi Sejong
$928
33 km or 21 mi Daejeon
$944
35 km or 22 mi Cheonan
$930
38 km or 24 mi Gongju
$939
45 km or 28 mi Anseong
$912
46 km or 28 mi Gyeryong
$896
53 km or 33 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
54 km or 34 mi Chungju
$1004
60 km or 37 mi Nonsan
$928
60 km or 38 mi Asan
$927
64 km or 40 mi Mungyeong
$897
65 km or 40 mi Sangju
$981
68 km or 42 mi Osan
$912
71 km or 44 mi Yongin
$1049
72 km or 44 mi Icheon
$979
74 km or 46 mi Yeoju
$902
80 km or 50 mi Gimcheon
$925
82 km or 51 mi Dangjin
$904
84 km or 52 mi Suwon
$977
85 km or 53 mi Jecheon
$932
85 km or 53 mi Boryeong
$946
87 km or 54 mi Wonju
$857
88 km or 55 mi Gwangju
$927
90 km or 56 mi Hwaseong
$965
91 km or 56 mi Gumi
$951
91 km or 56 mi Iksan
$925
91 km or 57 mi Uiwang
$901
93 km or 58 mi Siheung
$945
94 km or 58 mi Seosan
$872
94 km or 59 mi Seongnam
$1022
94 km or 59 mi Gunpo
$975
96 km or 59 mi Jeonju
$791
97 km or 60 mi Ansan
$921
98 km or 61 mi Anyang
$1102
99 km or 61 mi Gwacheon
$897
101 km or 63 mi Gunsan
$941
103 km or 64 mi Hanam
$906
104 km or 64 mi Yeongju
$963
107 km or 67 mi Gimje
$944
109 km or 67 mi Gwangmyeong
$928

Cities near Kaohsiung

Distance City Cost of living
42 km or 26 mi Tainan
$859
88 km or 55 mi Taitung
$1091
97 km or 60 mi Chiayi
$882
124 km or 77 mi Douliu
$827
150 km or 93 mi Nantou
$828
163 km or 101 mi Changhua
$842
175 km or 108 mi Taichung
$927
224 km or 139 mi Miaoli
$708
253 km or 157 mi Hsinchu
$807
257 km or 160 mi Zhubei
$1006
265 km or 165 mi Taoyuan
$854
280 km or 174 mi Yilan
$758
285 km or 177 mi Kinmen
$828
291 km or 181 mi New Taipei
$1064
298 km or 185 mi Taipei
$1271
301 km or 187 mi Jinjiang
$702
307 km or 191 mi Xiamen
$828
309 km or 192 mi Quanzhou
$757
315 km or 196 mi Keelung
$973
340 km or 211 mi Putian
$705
341 km or 212 mi Zhangzhou
$751
379 km or 235 mi Shantou
$1051
393 km or 244 mi Chaozhou
$648
398 km or 247 mi Fuzhou
$700
416 km or 258 mi Jieyang
$747
430 km or 267 mi Puning
$700
432 km or 268 mi Longyan
$691
437 km or 271 mi Ishigaki
$1022
457 km or 284 mi Ningde
$701
466 km or 289 mi Meizhou
$775
487 km or 302 mi Sanming
$694
497 km or 309 mi Nanping
$684
510 km or 317 mi Shanwei
$710
562 km or 349 mi Miyakojima
$1022
575 km or 357 mi Rui'an
$687
575 km or 357 mi Tuguegarao
$558
587 km or 365 mi Heyuan
$696
600 km or 373 mi Wenzhou
$968
605 km or 376 mi Huizhou
$763
616 km or 382 mi Wuyishan
$642