Ningbo vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Ningbo Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$809
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2068
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$342
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$567
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$314
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$75.1
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1228
$2029
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
59
65
😀 Quality of life
59
70
🏙️ Population
9.4M
1.17M

The cost of living in Ningbo is 24% less expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 6038th and 4375th ($809 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 6th in China and South Korea, respectively. Check China vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Ningbo compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Ningbo ranked 18th best city to live in China vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 5369th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Ningbo vs Ulsan

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Ningbo Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.76
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.4
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.99
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.05
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.91
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.38
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$709
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$462
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.6
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43.2
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.8
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.04%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6109
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3384
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.52
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14.9
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.65
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.06
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.69
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.1
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.3
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.95
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.15
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.4
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.62
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$14
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.27
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.6
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.21
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.2
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.45
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.82
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$55
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.9
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$490
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8160
$11650

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Distance City Cost of living
55 km or 34 mi Zhoushan
$680
94 km or 58 mi Shaoxing
$745
120 km or 75 mi Linhai
$675
124 km or 77 mi Jiaxing
$730
139 km or 87 mi Hangzhou
$882
144 km or 89 mi Shanghai
$1413
150 km or 93 mi Pudong
$759
156 km or 97 mi Yiwu
$696
167 km or 104 mi Wenling
$688
177 km or 110 mi Kunshan
$699
178 km or 111 mi Huzhou
$720
180 km or 112 mi Taicang
$677
182 km or 113 mi Suzhou
$921
203 km or 126 mi Jinhua
$852
212 km or 132 mi Changshu
$689
216 km or 134 mi Qidong
$677
224 km or 139 mi Wuxi
$861
224 km or 139 mi Lishui
$768
226 km or 140 mi Wenzhou
$968
227 km or 141 mi Haimen
$673
234 km or 146 mi Yixing
$678
234 km or 146 mi Guangde
$657
242 km or 150 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
243 km or 151 mi Nantong
$1047
249 km or 155 mi Rui'an
$687
257 km or 160 mi Jiangyin
$681
260 km or 162 mi Ningguo
$651
262 km or 163 mi Liyang
$666
263 km or 163 mi Changzhou
$782
267 km or 166 mi Jingjiang
$665
278 km or 173 mi Quzhou
$520
294 km or 182 mi Xuancheng
$732
294 km or 183 mi Taixing
$678
294 km or 183 mi Rugao
$682
302 km or 187 mi Danyang
$669
310 km or 193 mi Yangzhong
$649
313 km or 194 mi Huangshan
$684
313 km or 195 mi Hai'an
$669
325 km or 202 mi Jurong
$664
327 km or 203 mi Zhenjiang
$588

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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