Daejeon vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Daejeon Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$944
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2738
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$358
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$754
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$398
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2003
$2029
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
42 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
76
65
😀 Quality of life
71
70
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.17M

The cost of living in Daejeon is 11% less expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 5536th and 4375th ($944 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 32nd and 6th in South Korea.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Daejeon compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Ranked 25th vs 30th best cities to live in South Korea, and 1944th vs 2132nd among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Daejeon vs Ulsan

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Daejeon Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.56
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.6
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.06
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.87
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.44
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.31
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$325
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$264
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$716
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$620
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$62.9
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.5
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2557
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1889
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.96
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.7
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.41
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.32
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.24
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.29
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.43
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$25.6
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.15
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.26
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.03
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.2
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.6
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.16
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.54
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.02
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.56
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.8
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.3
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.38
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.5
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.3
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$577
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$26830
$11650

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Cities near Daejeon

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Gyeryong
$896
18 km or 11 mi Sejong
$928
26 km or 16 mi Gongju
$939
31 km or 20 mi Nonsan
$928
33 km or 21 mi Cheongju
$880
42 km or 26 mi Asan
$927
55 km or 34 mi Cheonan
$930
60 km or 37 mi Iksan
$925
63 km or 39 mi Jeonju
$791
69 km or 43 mi Boryeong
$946
70 km or 43 mi Sangju
$981
70 km or 44 mi Gimcheon
$925
73 km or 46 mi Gunsan
$941
74 km or 46 mi Anseong
$912
76 km or 47 mi Gimje
$944
76 km or 47 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
78 km or 48 mi Mungyeong
$897
84 km or 52 mi Chungju
$1004
88 km or 55 mi Gumi
$951
91 km or 56 mi Dangjin
$904
93 km or 58 mi Osan
$912
96 km or 60 mi Seosan
$872
99 km or 62 mi Jeongeup
$901
100 km or 62 mi Yongin
$1049
103 km or 64 mi Icheon
$979
105 km or 65 mi Namwon
$895
107 km or 67 mi Yeoju
$902
109 km or 68 mi Suwon
$977
109 km or 68 mi Hwaseong
$965
114 km or 71 mi Jecheon
$932
117 km or 72 mi Uiwang
$901
118 km or 73 mi Gwangju
$927
119 km or 74 mi Ansan
$921
120 km or 74 mi Gunpo
$975
120 km or 75 mi Wonju
$857
121 km or 75 mi Siheung
$945
122 km or 76 mi Daegu
$918
122 km or 76 mi Andong
$800
123 km or 76 mi Anyang
$1102
123 km or 76 mi Seongnam
$1022

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