Niigata vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Niigata Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1034
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2839
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$428
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$999
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$380
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$112
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1749
$2029
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
53
65
😀 Quality of life
70
70
🏙️ Population
791K
1.17M

The cost of living in Niigata is 3% less expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 4507th and 4375th ($1034 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 135th 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 1.7 months in Niigata compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Niigata ranked 522nd best city to live in Japan vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 2257th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Niigata Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.13
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.09
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.02
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.46
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.18
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$274
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1016
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$746
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$163
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
0.79%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3244
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2453
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.4
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.7
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.19
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.55
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.58
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.37
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$24
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.69
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.76
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.28
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.61
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.49
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.6
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.01
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.88
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.18
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.89
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.2
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.8
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$28.7
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$53
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$49.3
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$114
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16125
$11650

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Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Agano
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Shibata
$1022
28 km or 17 mi Kamo
$1022
28 km or 18 mi Tsubame
$1023
32 km or 20 mi Sanjo
$1022
33 km or 21 mi Gosen
$1023
37 km or 23 mi Tainai
$1019
44 km or 27 mi Mitsuke
$1019
52 km or 32 mi Murakami
$1021
57 km or 35 mi Nagaoka
$1063
60 km or 37 mi Sado
$1021
70 km or 43 mi Ojiya
$1020
74 km or 46 mi Kashiwazaki
$1024
76 km or 47 mi Uonuma
$1019
79 km or 49 mi Kitakata
$1024
91 km or 56 mi Nagai
$1024
91 km or 56 mi Tokamachi
$1023
91 km or 57 mi Aizuwakamatsu
$1026
95 km or 59 mi Yonezawa
$1024
95 km or 59 mi Minamiuonuma
$1021
99 km or 61 mi Nan'yo
$1021
102 km or 63 mi Takahata
$1019
111 km or 69 mi Joetsu
$1040
111 km or 69 mi Kaminoyama
$1020
113 km or 70 mi Tsuruoka
$1023
119 km or 74 mi Yamagata
$1056
120 km or 75 mi Sagae
$1023
120 km or 75 mi Myoko
$1023
124 km or 77 mi Koriyama
$1149
127 km or 79 mi Fukushima
$1156
127 km or 79 mi Tendo
$1022
128 km or 79 mi Motomiya
$1023
128 km or 80 mi Nihonmatsu
$1023
128 km or 80 mi Shonai
$1018
131 km or 81 mi Sakata
$1026
132 km or 82 mi Higashine
$1022
134 km or 83 mi Murayama
$1021
134 km or 84 mi Date
$1024
136 km or 84 mi Shirakawa
$1022
137 km or 85 mi Sukagawa
$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