Prices in Kobe vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

KobeUlsan
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1589
$1132
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3961
$2816
🏠 One person rent
$689
$477
🏘️ Family rent
$1308
$842
🍽️ Food Expenses
$531
$441
🚐 Transport Expenses
$238
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2545
$1651
🏙️ Population
1.52M
1.17M

The cost of living in Kobe is 40% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 2092nd and 5078th ($1589 vs $1132) 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 1.6 months in Kobe compared to 1.5 months in Ulsan. Kobe ranked 21st best city to live in Japan vs Ulsan ranked 51st in South Korea, while ranked 294th and 737th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Kobe vs Ulsan

KobeUlsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.57
$5.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35
$29.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.15
$5.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.87
$3.28
☕ Cappuccino
$4.22
$3.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.46
$1.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$710
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$522
$362
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1745
$1085
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$977
$654
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$85.3
$45.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$133
$69.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.1
$32.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.15%
4.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5094
$15166
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3713
$3819
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.37
$1.09
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$76.5
$52.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$31
$12.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.35
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.82
$2.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.33
$2.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.28
$2.25
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.54
$2.74
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.4
$16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.84
$6.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$46.3
$37
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.61
$5.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$4.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.63
$5.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.05
$4.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.27
$3.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$2.65
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.08
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.1
$12.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.35
$1.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.25
$3.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$14
$6.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.87
$9.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.42
$2.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$80.5
$67.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$16.4
$8.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$13
💇 Haircut, simple
$28.1
$9.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$69.4
$80.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.5
$88.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$379
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12503
$12827

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DistanceCityCost of living
12 km or 7.3 miAshiya
$1213
15 km or 9 miNishinomiya
$1296
18 km or 11 miAkashi
$1320
20 km or 13 miTakarazuka
$1251
20 km or 13 miAmagasaki
$1411
21 km or 13 miMiki
$1213
22 km or 14 miSanda
$1216
23 km or 14 miItami
$1242
25 km or 16 miInami
$1211
26 km or 16 miKawanishi
$1227
27 km or 17 miIkeda
$1212
28 km or 17 miToyonaka
$1263
29 km or 18 miInagawa
$1207
29 km or 18 miHarima
$1209
29 km or 18 miOsaka
$1552
29 km or 18 miOno
$1209
29 km or 18 miIzumiotsu
$1213
30 km or 19 miMinoh
$1216
30 km or 19 miTakaishi
$1209
31 km or 19 miSakai
$1408
31 km or 19 miKishiwada
$1239
32 km or 20 miKato
$1208
32 km or 20 miSuita
$1286
32 km or 20 miIzumi
$1238
32 km or 20 miKakogawa
$1264
32 km or 20 miKaizuka
$1215
34 km or 21 miIzumisano
$1215
35 km or 22 miMoriguchi
$1219
36 km or 22 miKumatori
$1212
36 km or 22 miSettsu
$1215
36 km or 22 miMatsubara
$1212
37 km or 23 miTakasago
$1212
37 km or 23 miKadoma
$1214
37 km or 23 miSennan
$1209
37 km or 23 miHannan
$1210
38 km or 23 miAwaji
$1139
38 km or 24 miIbaraki
$1265
38 km or 24 miHigashiosaka
$1281
39 km or 24 miNishiwaki
$1210
39 km or 24 miYao
$1264

Cities near Ulsan

DistanceCityCost of living
34 km or 21 miYangsan
$939
35 km or 21 miGyeongju
$936
52 km or 32 miMiryang
$974
53 km or 33 miGimhae
$968
54 km or 33 miPohang
$881
56 km or 35 miBusan
$1087
58 km or 36 miYeongcheon
$960
60 km or 38 miGyeongsan
$965
68 km or 42 miChangwon
$1035
74 km or 46 miDaegu
$1013
81 km or 50 miMasan
$989
94 km or 58 miSacheon
$794
102 km or 63 miGeoje
$952
113 km or 70 miTongyeong
$944
114 km or 71 miGumi
$986
119 km or 74 miJinju
$978
125 km or 78 miAndong
$908
125 km or 78 miGimcheon
$968
126 km or 78 miTsushima Island
$1210
142 km or 88 miSangju
$874
150 km or 93 miTsushima
$1206
153 km or 95 miMungyeong
$937
154 km or 96 miYeongju
$872
162 km or 100 miGwangyang
$932
174 km or 108 miYeosu
$1006
176 km or 109 miNamwon
$937
179 km or 111 miSuncheon
$965
183 km or 114 miTaebaek
$935
195 km or 121 miDaejeon
$1085
198 km or 123 miJeonju
$904
201 km or 125 miChungju
$927
202 km or 126 miJecheon
$988
203 km or 126 miGyeryong
$936
203 km or 126 miIki
$1208
204 km or 127 miCheongju
$1104
211 km or 131 miSejong
$971
211 km or 131 miSamcheok
$937
214 km or 133 miNonsan
$987
215 km or 133 miNagato
$1206
218 km or 135 miIksan
$971