Gwangju vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Gwangju Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$902
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2451
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$310
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$478
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$406
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$97.5
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2113
$2029
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
59
65
😀 Quality of life
71
70
🏙️ Population
1.49M
1.17M

The cost of living in Gwangju is 15% less expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 5707th and 4375th ($902 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 61st and 6th in South Korea.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.3 months in Gwangju compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Ranked 26th vs 30th best cities to live in South Korea, and 1947th vs 2132nd among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gwangju vs Ulsan

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Gwangju Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.1
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.62
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.31
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.94
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.25
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$315
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$217
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$491
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$349
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.4
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.1
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.47%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4840
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2414
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.95
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.4
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.92
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.94
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.11
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.48
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.24
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$41.2
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.39
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.48
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.56
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.83
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.6
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.52
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.92
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.25
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.85
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.05
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.55
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.8
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.17
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38.1
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.15
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$61.1
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$66.2
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$724
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18788
$11650

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24 km or 15 mi Naju
$898
45 km or 28 mi Jeongeup
$901
50 km or 31 mi Namwon
$895
57 km or 36 mi Suncheon
$923
64 km or 39 mi Mokpo
$969
71 km or 44 mi Gimje
$944
76 km or 47 mi Gwangyang
$963
76 km or 47 mi Jeonju
$791
82 km or 51 mi Yeosu
$1003
86 km or 54 mi Iksan
$925
92 km or 57 mi Gunsan
$941
106 km or 66 mi Jinju
$765
116 km or 72 mi Nonsan
$928
127 km or 79 mi Gyeryong
$896
131 km or 81 mi Sacheon
$795
132 km or 82 mi Asan
$927
133 km or 82 mi Boryeong
$946
138 km or 86 mi Daejeon
$944
142 km or 88 mi Tongyeong
$900
145 km or 90 mi Gongju
$939
148 km or 92 mi Masan
$945
150 km or 93 mi Sejong
$928
151 km or 94 mi Gimcheon
$925
156 km or 97 mi Geoje
$945
158 km or 98 mi Changwon
$955
170 km or 106 mi Miryang
$861
171 km or 106 mi Daegu
$918
171 km or 107 mi Cheongju
$880
174 km or 108 mi Gumi
$951
179 km or 111 mi Sangju
$981
179 km or 111 mi Gimhae
$839
180 km or 112 mi Gyeongsan
$922
184 km or 114 mi Cheonan
$930
184 km or 115 mi Seosan
$872
188 km or 117 mi Jeju
$1542
193 km or 120 mi Busan
$1031
194 km or 120 mi Yangsan
$909
194 km or 120 mi Dangjin
$904
196 km or 122 mi Mungyeong
$897
203 km or 126 mi Jeju Island
$968

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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