Hiroshima vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Hiroshima Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1227
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2809
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$516
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$672
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$444
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$179
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2556
$2029
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
33 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
65
65
😀 Quality of life
73
70
🏙️ Population
1.2M
1.17M

The cost of living in Hiroshima is 15% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 3425th and 4375th ($1227 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 6th in Japan and South Korea, respectively. Check Japan vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Hiroshima compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Hiroshima ranked 352nd best city to live in Japan vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 1399th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Hiroshima Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.27
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.3
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.43
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.86
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.25
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.23
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$857
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$308
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$919
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$450
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.6
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$84.6
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$43.2
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.35%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4468
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2674
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$54.4
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.35
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.93
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.9
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.8
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.33
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.72
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.56
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.74
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.22
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$14
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.13
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.73
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$65.2
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.9
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.05
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.7
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.1
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$357
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10919
$11650

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Cities near Hiroshima

Distance City Cost of living
7.6 km or 4.7 mi Kaita
$1020
12 km or 7.5 mi Hatsukaichi
$1021
13 km or 8.1 mi Kumano
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Etajima
$1019
18 km or 11 mi Kure
$1050
26 km or 16 mi Higashihiroshima
$1046
27 km or 17 mi Otake
$1021
33 km or 20 mi Iwakuni
$1091
39 km or 24 mi Akitakata
$1019
42 km or 26 mi Takehara
$1019
51 km or 32 mi Mihara
$1024
57 km or 35 mi Yanai
$1025
59 km or 37 mi Miyoshi
$1018
61 km or 38 mi Imabari
$1032
65 km or 40 mi Masuda
$1023
67 km or 41 mi Hamada
$1024
67 km or 41 mi Hikari
$1024
68 km or 42 mi Matsuyama
$1129
68 km or 42 mi Kudamatsu
$1023
69 km or 43 mi Onomichi
$1015
70 km or 44 mi Shunan
$1030
71 km or 44 mi Masaki
$1020
73 km or 45 mi Gotsu
$1020
73 km or 46 mi Iyo
$1021
73 km or 46 mi Shobara
$1024
74 km or 46 mi Fuchu
$1020
76 km or 47 mi Toon
$1018
77 km or 48 mi Tobe
$1018
84 km or 52 mi Fukuyama
$1100
85 km or 53 mi Saijo
$1023
89 km or 55 mi Niihama
$1024
90 km or 56 mi Hofu
$1023
90 km or 56 mi Oda
$1024
93 km or 58 mi Yamaguchi
$849
95 km or 59 mi Ibara
$1024
97 km or 60 mi Hagi
$1023
97 km or 61 mi Kasaoka
$1024
98 km or 61 mi Ozu
$1018
103 km or 64 mi Yawatahama
$1023
105 km or 65 mi Asakuchi
$1023

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