Kobe vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Kobe Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3292
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$565
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$1112
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$434
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$196
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2590
$2029
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
92
65
😀 Quality of life
82
70
🏙️ Population
1.51M
1.17M

The cost of living in Kobe is 22% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 3164th and 4375th ($1305 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 7th 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 months in Kobe compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Kobe ranked 11th best city to live in Japan vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 276th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Kobe vs Ulsan

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Kobe Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.86
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.9
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.21
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.73
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.64
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.03
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$497
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$425
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1289
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$853
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.9
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.24%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3738
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3013
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.26
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$75.9
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.19
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.51
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.84
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.51
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.33
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$37.8
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.63
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.53
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.75
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.03
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.98
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.71
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.69
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.75
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.97
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.49
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.92
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$60.1
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.9
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.2
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.2
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$72.2
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$285
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11371
$11650

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12 km or 7.3 mi Ashiya
$1024
15 km or 9 mi Nishinomiya
$1189
18 km or 11 mi Akashi
$1062
20 km or 13 mi Takarazuka
$1052
20 km or 13 mi Amagasaki
$1103
21 km or 13 mi Miki
$1026
22 km or 14 mi Sanda
$1024
23 km or 14 mi Itami
$1050
25 km or 16 mi Inami
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Kawanishi
$1032
27 km or 17 mi Ikeda
$1021
28 km or 17 mi Toyonaka
$1031
29 km or 18 mi Inagawa
$1019
29 km or 18 mi Harima
$1022
29 km or 18 mi Osaka
$1295
29 km or 18 mi Ono
$1021
29 km or 18 mi Izumiotsu
$1024
30 km or 19 mi Minoh
$1031
30 km or 19 mi Takaishi
$1025
31 km or 19 mi Sakai
$1220
31 km or 19 mi Kishiwada
$1046
32 km or 20 mi Kato
$1025
32 km or 20 mi Suita
$1397
32 km or 20 mi Izumi
$1045
32 km or 20 mi Kakogawa
$1063
32 km or 20 mi Kaizuka
$1023
34 km or 21 mi Izumisano
$1021
35 km or 22 mi Moriguchi
$1032
36 km or 22 mi Kumatori
$1023
36 km or 22 mi Settsu
$1021
36 km or 22 mi Matsubara
$1024
37 km or 23 mi Takasago
$1023
37 km or 23 mi Kadoma
$1021
37 km or 23 mi Sennan
$1021
37 km or 23 mi Hannan
$1019
38 km or 23 mi Awaji
$968
38 km or 24 mi Ibaraki
$1066
38 km or 24 mi Higashiosaka
$1093
39 km or 24 mi Nishiwaki
$1022
39 km or 24 mi Yao
$1066

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