Pohang vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Pohang Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$775
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2379
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$262
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$706
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$382
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$60.1
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2388
$2029
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
59
65
😀 Quality of life
71
70
🏙️ Population
520K
1.17M

The cost of living in Pohang is 27% less expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 6147th and 4375th ($775 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 86th and 6th in South Korea.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 3.1 months in Pohang compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Ranked 27th vs 30th best cities to live in South Korea, and 1985th vs 2132nd among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Pohang vs Ulsan

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Pohang Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.38
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.3
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.91
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$2.8
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.3
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$240
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1322
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$405
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$59.6
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$25.8
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6220
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2330
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.92
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.9
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.19
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.29
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.44
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$25.6
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.9
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.3
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.75
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.4
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.12
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.72
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.46
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.99
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.84
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.36
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.86
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.1
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.86
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.43
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$36.3
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.6
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$508
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$17030
$11650

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Cities near Pohang

Distance City Cost of living
24 km or 15 mi Gyeongju
$1184
39 km or 24 mi Yeongcheon
$792
54 km or 33 mi Ulsan
$1066
62 km or 38 mi Gyeongsan
$922
71 km or 44 mi Daegu
$918
82 km or 51 mi Miryang
$861
83 km or 51 mi Andong
$800
83 km or 51 mi Yangsan
$909
93 km or 58 mi Gumi
$951
99 km or 61 mi Gimhae
$839
106 km or 66 mi Changwon
$955
108 km or 67 mi Busan
$1031
110 km or 68 mi Yeongju
$963
113 km or 70 mi Gimcheon
$925
116 km or 72 mi Sangju
$981
120 km or 74 mi Masan
$945
122 km or 76 mi Mungyeong
$897
127 km or 79 mi Sacheon
$795
131 km or 82 mi Taebaek
$893
149 km or 92 mi Jinju
$765
149 km or 93 mi Geoje
$945
157 km or 98 mi Tongyeong
$900
158 km or 98 mi Samcheok
$898
160 km or 100 mi Jecheon
$932
165 km or 103 mi Chungju
$1004
170 km or 105 mi Donghae
$936
180 km or 112 mi Tsushima Island
$1024
181 km or 112 mi Cheongju
$880
181 km or 113 mi Daejeon
$944
192 km or 119 mi Namwon
$895
192 km or 119 mi Gyeryong
$896
193 km or 120 mi Gwangyang
$963
193 km or 120 mi Sejong
$928
194 km or 121 mi Wonju
$857
196 km or 122 mi Gangneung
$905
201 km or 125 mi Jeonju
$791
204 km or 126 mi Tsushima
$1021
206 km or 128 mi Nonsan
$928
206 km or 128 mi Gongju
$939
208 km or 129 mi Suncheon
$923

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