Dongguan vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Dongguan Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$787
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2015
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$287
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$429
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$251
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$156
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$883
$2029
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
46 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
68
65
😀 Quality of life
56
70
🏙️ Population
10.5M
1.17M

The cost of living in Dongguan is 26% less expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 6108th and 4375th ($787 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 34th 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 Dongguan compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Dongguan ranked 24th best city to live in China vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 5647th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Dongguan vs Ulsan infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Dongguan vs Ulsan

Prices for goods and services in Dongguan and Ulsan are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Dongguan Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.88
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.63
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$4.74
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.48
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$345
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$219
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$632
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$29.5
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.8
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.8
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.33%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5938
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4431
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.74
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.7
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.5
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.2
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.3
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.42
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.65
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.71
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.89
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.96
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.04
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.22
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.68
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.77
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.8
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38.6
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.02
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.6
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.6
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$443
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11084
$11650

Hotels map

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

Cities near Dongguan

Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Guangzhou
$995
65 km or 40 mi Shenzhen
$1134
66 km or 41 mi Foshan
$641
68 km or 43 mi Huizhou
$763
70 km or 44 mi Zhongshan
$663
86 km or 53 mi Jiangmen
$711
88 km or 54 mi Zhuhai
$675
93 km or 58 mi Kowloon
$2352
95 km or 59 mi Hong Kong
$2822
100 km or 62 mi Macau
$1613
100 km or 62 mi Qingyuan
$733
124 km or 77 mi Heyuan
$696
132 km or 82 mi Kaiping
$665
133 km or 83 mi Zhaoqing
$707
165 km or 103 mi Shanwei
$710
176 km or 109 mi Yunfu
$763
196 km or 122 mi Shaoguan
$688
226 km or 141 mi Yangjiang
$719
239 km or 148 mi Lianzhou
$651
249 km or 155 mi Puning
$700
253 km or 157 mi Wuzhou
$727
271 km or 168 mi Hezhou
$701
273 km or 170 mi Jieyang
$747
279 km or 173 mi Meizhou
$775
302 km or 188 mi Chaozhou
$648
303 km or 188 mi Shantou
$1051
315 km or 195 mi Chenzhou
$815
323 km or 201 mi Gaozhou
$686
329 km or 205 mi Maoming
$537
332 km or 206 mi Ganzhou
$792
372 km or 231 mi Yulin
$753
401 km or 249 mi Zhanjiang
$667
403 km or 250 mi Longyan
$691
424 km or 263 mi Guigang
$673
430 km or 267 mi Guilin
$539
430 km or 267 mi Zhangzhou
$751
437 km or 271 mi Yongzhou
$751
444 km or 276 mi Hengyang
$678
464 km or 288 mi Liuzhou
$698
467 km or 290 mi Laibin
$704

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