Dubai vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Dubai Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1899
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4399
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$1165
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$2111
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$433
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$167
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4679
$2029
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
61
65
😀 Quality of life
89
70
🏙️ Population
2.5M
1.17M

The cost of living in Dubai is 78% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 1800th and 4375th ($1899 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 6th in the United Arab Emirates and South Korea, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.5 months in Dubai compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Dubai ranked 1st best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 127th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Dubai vs Ulsan

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Dubai Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.1
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.5
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.09
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$12.6
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$5.24
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.11
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1328
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$865
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2486
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$169
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$98.6
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.71%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4012
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2459
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.37
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$83
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.99
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.87
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.29
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.43
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.93
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.87
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.5
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.41
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.48
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.34
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.36
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.25
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$4.18
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$74.5
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$73.7
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.1
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.4
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85.5
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$733
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12709
$11650

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$1360
22 km or 14 mi Ajman
$871
41 km or 25 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
104 km or 65 mi Fujairah
$1095
108 km or 67 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
126 km or 78 mi Al Ain
$1448
129 km or 80 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
234 km or 146 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
246 km or 153 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
339 km or 211 mi Seeb
$1236
344 km or 214 mi Nizwa
$824
380 km or 236 mi Doha
$1894
380 km or 236 mi Muscat
$1145
385 km or 239 mi Al Khor
$1755
399 km or 248 mi Jahrom
$660
440 km or 273 mi Fasa
$939
449 km or 279 mi Jiroft
$659
466 km or 290 mi Sirjan
$663
485 km or 301 mi Manama
$1307
486 km or 302 mi Riffa
$1002
487 km or 303 mi Isa Town
$1152
523 km or 325 mi Bam
$659
528 km or 328 mi Dhahran
$969
534 km or 332 mi Chabahar
$659
537 km or 334 mi Dammam
$1004
554 km or 345 mi Shiraz
$724
560 km or 348 mi Qatif
$889
568 km or 353 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
568 km or 353 mi Marvdasht
$659
574 km or 357 mi Rafsanjan
$663
578 km or 359 mi Iranshahr
$657
584 km or 363 mi Kerman
$680
595 km or 370 mi Jubail
$861
601 km or 373 mi Borazjan
$657
603 km or 375 mi Kazerun
$656
604 km or 375 mi Bushehr
$694
703 km or 437 mi Yasuj
$611
721 km or 448 mi Zahedan
$828
743 km or 461 mi Yazd
$809
773 km or 481 mi Behbahan
$660

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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