Daegu vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Daegu Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$918
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2655
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$332
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$789
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$367
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$115
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1782
$2029
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
73
65
😀 Quality of life
71
70
🏙️ Population
2.46M
1.17M

The cost of living in Daegu is 14% less expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 5656th and 4375th ($918 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 50th and 6th in South Korea.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Daegu compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Ranked 24th vs 30th best cities to live in South Korea, and 1921st vs 2132nd among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Daegu vs Ulsan

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Daegu Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.92
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.8
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.81
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.48
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.26
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$327
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$221
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$854
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.5
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.9
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.5%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4699
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5555
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.96
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.5
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.6
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.85
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.97
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.69
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.62
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.09
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.7
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.13
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.84
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.79
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.72
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.11
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.97
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.66
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.6
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.61
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.9
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.94
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.9
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.01
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.2
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.5
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$319
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18665
$11650

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Cities near Daegu

Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8.2 mi Gyeongsan
$922
33 km or 20 mi Yeongcheon
$792
44 km or 27 mi Miryang
$861
44 km or 27 mi Gumi
$951
52 km or 32 mi Gimcheon
$925
56 km or 35 mi Gyeongju
$1184
66 km or 41 mi Changwon
$955
71 km or 44 mi Yangsan
$909
71 km or 44 mi Pohang
$775
73 km or 45 mi Sangju
$981
74 km or 46 mi Sacheon
$795
74 km or 46 mi Ulsan
$1066
75 km or 46 mi Gimhae
$839
76 km or 47 mi Masan
$945
79 km or 49 mi Andong
$800
88 km or 55 mi Jinju
$765
88 km or 55 mi Mungyeong
$897
94 km or 58 mi Busan
$1031
106 km or 66 mi Yeongju
$963
113 km or 70 mi Geoje
$945
115 km or 71 mi Tongyeong
$900
121 km or 75 mi Namwon
$895
122 km or 76 mi Daejeon
$944
130 km or 81 mi Gyeryong
$896
131 km or 81 mi Jeonju
$791
131 km or 82 mi Gwangyang
$963
131 km or 82 mi Cheongju
$880
137 km or 85 mi Chungju
$1004
137 km or 85 mi Sejong
$928
141 km or 88 mi Nonsan
$928
143 km or 89 mi Suncheon
$923
145 km or 90 mi Jecheon
$932
148 km or 92 mi Gongju
$939
148 km or 92 mi Iksan
$925
149 km or 93 mi Taebaek
$893
150 km or 93 mi Yeosu
$1003
154 km or 96 mi Gimje
$944
160 km or 100 mi Asan
$927
161 km or 100 mi Jeongeup
$901
167 km or 103 mi Cheonan
$930

Cities near Ulsan

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