Osaka vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Osaka Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1295
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3406
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$518
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$1083
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$414
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$249
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2449
$2029
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
97
65
😀 Quality of life
97
70
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.17M

The cost of living in Osaka is 22% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 3202nd and 4375th ($1295 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th 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 1.9 months in Osaka compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Osaka ranked 3rd best city to live in Japan vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 8th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Osaka Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.62
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.9
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.26
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.58
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.24
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$607
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$356
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1339
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$824
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.6
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.7
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.37%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8246
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4872
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.6
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$74.9
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26.8
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.38
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.37
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.44
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.5
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.9
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.28
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.57
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.3
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.02
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.53
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.85
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.9
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.67
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.04
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.66
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$60.6
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.6
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.2
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.6
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.6
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.7
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$358
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10882
$11650

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Cities near Osaka

Distance City Cost of living
7.2 km or 4.5 mi Moriguchi
$1032
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Suita
$1397
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Kadoma
$1021
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Higashiosaka
$1093
10 km or 6.4 mi Amagasaki
$1103
10 km or 6.5 mi Toyonaka
$1031
11 km or 6.7 mi Settsu
$1021
11 km or 7 mi Daito
$1025
12 km or 7.3 mi Yao
$1066
14 km or 8.4 mi Shijonawate
$1024
14 km or 8.4 mi Itami
$1050
14 km or 8.5 mi Matsubara
$1024
14 km or 8.7 mi Neyagawa
$1056
14 km or 8.8 mi Sakai
$1220
15 km or 9.3 mi Ibaraki
$1066
15 km or 9.4 mi Ikeda
$1021
15 km or 9.4 mi Minoh
$1031
16 km or 9.8 mi Fujiidera
$1020
16 km or 10 mi Nishinomiya
$1189
17 km or 11 mi Kawanishi
$1032
17 km or 11 mi Kashiwara
$1026
18 km or 11 mi Takarazuka
$1052
18 km or 11 mi Habikino
$1025
18 km or 11 mi Ikoma
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Ashiya
$1024
19 km or 12 mi Hirakata
$1039
19 km or 12 mi Katano
$1024
20 km or 12 mi Takaishi
$1025
20 km or 13 mi Takatsuki
$1030
21 km or 13 mi Sango
$1023
22 km or 13 mi Osakasayama
$1027
22 km or 14 mi Oji
$1019
23 km or 14 mi Izumiotsu
$1024
23 km or 14 mi Ikaruga
$1025
23 km or 14 mi Tondabayashi
$1026
24 km or 15 mi Izumi
$1045
24 km or 15 mi Kanmaki
$1022
25 km or 15 mi Kashiba
$1022
25 km or 16 mi Inagawa
$1019
26 km or 16 mi Nara
$921

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