Saitama vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Saitama Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1179
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3271
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$462
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$1210
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$383
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$235
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1470
$2029
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
21 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
99
65
😀 Quality of life
78
70
🏙️ Population
1.32M
1.17M

The cost of living in Saitama is 11% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 4068th and 4375th ($1179 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 17th 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 1.2 months in Saitama compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Saitama ranked 78th best city to live in Japan vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 439th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Saitama Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.9
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.53
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.25
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.26
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.15
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$406
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$344
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1415
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$978
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$70.2
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$35.9
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.4%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4496
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.28
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$94.6
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$29.3
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.15
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.37
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.7
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.31
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.56
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.26
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.12
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.31
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.98
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.18
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.98
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.56
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.4
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.42
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.72
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.1
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.9
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.9
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.9
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.4
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$59.9
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$206
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6346
$11650

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Distance City Cost of living
5.1 km or 3.1 mi Warabi
$1022
5.7 km or 3.6 mi Toda
$1029
6.5 km or 4 mi Shiki
$1022
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Asaka
$1032
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Fujimi
$1027
9.3 km or 5.8 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
9.6 km or 6 mi Wako
$1023
10 km or 6.5 mi Niiza
$1037
11 km or 7 mi Miyoshi
$1019
11 km or 7.1 mi Fujimino
$1025
14 km or 8.4 mi Koshigaya
$1031
14 km or 8.5 mi Kiyose
$1025
14 km or 8.5 mi Ageo
$1051
15 km or 9.2 mi Hasuda
$1022
15 km or 9.3 mi Soka
$1061
16 km or 9.6 mi Ina
$1024
16 km or 9.7 mi Higashikurume
$1023
16 km or 9.9 mi Kasukabe
$1050
17 km or 10 mi Kawagoe
$979
17 km or 10 mi Matsubushi
$1020
17 km or 11 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
18 km or 11 mi Musashino
$1031
18 km or 11 mi Okegawa
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Shiraoka
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
18 km or 11 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
18 km or 11 mi Yashio
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Miyashiro
$1021
20 km or 12 mi Tokyo
$1698
20 km or 12 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
20 km or 12 mi Sugito
$1024
21 km or 13 mi Misato
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Sayama
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Kitamoto
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Kodaira
$1048
21 km or 13 mi Mitaka
$1047
22 km or 14 mi Koganei
$1026
22 km or 14 mi Kuki
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Iruma
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Noda
$1031

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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