Kumamoto vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Kumamoto Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1200
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2464
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$569
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$602
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$399
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$154
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2462
$2029
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
59
65
😀 Quality of life
73
70
🏙️ Population
738K
1.17M

The cost of living in Kumamoto is 13% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 4010th and 4375th ($1200 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 15th 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 Kumamoto compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Kumamoto ranked 313th best city to live in Japan vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 1254th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Kumamoto Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.47
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.72
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.6
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$4.91
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$893
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$329
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$821
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$333
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.2
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$127
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.6
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.53%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3793
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2241
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.87
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$67.6
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.5
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.44
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.84
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.37
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.4
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.48
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.8
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.03
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.61
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.62
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.84
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.34
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.13
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.24
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.6
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.9
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$11.9
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.2
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$50.7
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$219
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11248
$11650

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Cities near Kumamoto

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Mashiki
$1020
13 km or 7.9 mi Koshi
$1026
13 km or 8.1 mi Uto
$1019
14 km or 8.6 mi Kikuyo
$1023
17 km or 11 mi Uki
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Ozu
$1021
19 km or 12 mi Tamana
$1026
23 km or 14 mi Kikuchi
$1022
24 km or 15 mi Yamaga
$1026
32 km or 20 mi Yatsushiro
$1025
32 km or 20 mi Arao
$1024
34 km or 21 mi Shimabara
$1023
35 km or 21 mi Kami-Amakusa
$1020
35 km or 22 mi Omuta
$1022
41 km or 25 mi Minamishimabara
$1021
43 km or 27 mi Aso
$1020
44 km or 28 mi Miyama
$1020
48 km or 30 mi Yame
$1021
48 km or 30 mi Unzen
$1023
49 km or 30 mi Yanagawa
$1023
49 km or 31 mi Chikugo
$1020
54 km or 34 mi Okawa
$1022
60 km or 37 mi Kurume
$1095
61 km or 38 mi Isahaya
$1029
61 km or 38 mi Amakusa
$1023
61 km or 38 mi Ukiha
$1019
62 km or 39 mi Hita
$1020
63 km or 39 mi Miyaki
$1020
64 km or 40 mi Saga
$1057
64 km or 40 mi Kanzaki
$1020
66 km or 41 mi Kashima
$1023
66 km or 41 mi Hitoyoshi
$1017
66 km or 41 mi Shiroishi
$1022
67 km or 41 mi Tosu
$1022
68 km or 42 mi Ogori
$1020
68 km or 42 mi Taketa
$1021
68 km or 42 mi Ogi
$1022
69 km or 43 mi Asakura
$1020
70 km or 43 mi Ureshino
$1023
70 km or 44 mi Omura
$1022

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