Riyadh vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Riyadh Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1132
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2687
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$535
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$893
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$336
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$134
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2200
$2029
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
68
65
😀 Quality of life
76
70
🏙️ Population
8M
1.17M

The cost of living in Riyadh is 6% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 4218th and 4375th ($1132 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 6th in Saudi Arabia and South Korea, respectively. Check Saudi Arabia vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Riyadh compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Riyadh ranked 1st best city to live in Saudi Arabia vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 642nd and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Riyadh Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.65
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$53.5
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.98
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.59
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.87
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.79
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$581
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$365
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$913
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$690
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.1
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.3
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$71
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.9%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1700
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1113
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.32
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.9
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.2
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.8
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.8
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.86
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.1
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.58
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.3
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.27
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.65
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.96
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.42
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.17
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.69
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.81
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.82
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$96.8
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$17.2
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$39
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.38
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.7
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$113
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$408
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6882
$11650

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310 km or 193 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
316 km or 196 mi Unaizah
$847
350 km or 217 mi Ar Rass
$752
389 km or 242 mi Dhahran
$969
394 km or 245 mi Dammam
$1004
395 km or 245 mi Jubail
$861
417 km or 259 mi Qatif
$889
420 km or 261 mi Riffa
$1002
421 km or 262 mi Isa Town
$1152
426 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
460 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$954
480 km or 298 mi As Sulayyil
$834
491 km or 305 mi Doha
$1894
496 km or 308 mi Al Khor
$1755
540 km or 336 mi Kuwait City
$1313
595 km or 369 mi Ha'il
$877
611 km or 379 mi Umm Qasr
$588
618 km or 384 mi Al-Faw
$588
631 km or 392 mi Bushehr
$694
646 km or 401 mi Az Zubayr
$601
652 km or 405 mi Abadan
$630
658 km or 409 mi Basra
$823
659 km or 410 mi Khorramshahr
$657
668 km or 415 mi Bisha
$821
680 km or 423 mi Borazjan
$657
701 km or 436 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$661
713 km or 443 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
714 km or 443 mi Nasiriyah
$638
719 km or 447 mi Medina
$892
737 km or 458 mi Kazerun
$656
747 km or 464 mi Behbahan
$660
754 km or 469 mi Samawah
$612
766 km or 476 mi Ahvaz
$490
775 km or 481 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
790 km or 491 mi Mecca
$926
798 km or 496 mi Shiraz
$724
800 km or 497 mi Amarah
$638
804 km or 499 mi Bareq
$820
804 km or 500 mi Jahrom
$660
823 km or 511 mi Yasuj
$611

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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