Sapporo vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Sapporo Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1140
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2862
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$413
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$705
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$402
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$215
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1940
$2029
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
75
65
😀 Quality of life
76
70
🏙️ Population
1.96M
1.17M

The cost of living in Sapporo is 7% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 4190th and 4375th ($1140 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 33rd 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 1.7 months in Sapporo compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Sapporo ranked 139th best city to live in Japan vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 624th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Sapporo Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.4
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.8
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.38
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.37
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$352
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$699
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$432
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$112
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$173
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.3
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3020
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2205
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.92
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.1
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.4
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.19
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.41
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.48
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.6
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.94
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.6
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.55
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.55
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.25
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.45
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.41
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.78
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.1
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.83
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.14
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.33
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.97
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.94
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.8
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49.5
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.5
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.3
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$54.7
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$298
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11140
$11650

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$1020
15 km or 9.6 mi Ebetsu
$1027
19 km or 12 mi Kitahiroshima
$1022
27 km or 17 mi Eniwa
$1020
32 km or 20 mi Otaru
$1024
36 km or 23 mi Chitose
$1021
37 km or 23 mi Iwamizawa
$1025
50 km or 31 mi Bibai
$1020
52 km or 32 mi Tomakomai
$1036
71 km or 44 mi Takikawa
$1022
75 km or 47 mi Noboribetsu
$1026
77 km or 48 mi Date
$1022
89 km or 55 mi Muroran
$1024
89 km or 55 mi Furano
$1022
93 km or 58 mi Fukagawa
$1022
100 km or 62 mi Rumoi
$1022
113 km or 70 mi Asahikawa
$1030
115 km or 72 mi Shinhidaka
$1020
141 km or 87 mi Nanae
$1020
149 km or 93 mi Hokuto
$1020
150 km or 93 mi Otofuke
$1022
151 km or 94 mi Obihiro
$1037
152 km or 95 mi Hakodate
$1060
164 km or 102 mi Makubetsu
$1019
169 km or 105 mi Nayoro
$1023
197 km or 123 mi Mutsu
$1024
216 km or 134 mi Monbetsu
$1019
220 km or 137 mi Kushiro
$1037
221 km or 137 mi Kitami
$1024
254 km or 158 mi Aomori
$1152
258 km or 160 mi Abashiri
$1024
261 km or 162 mi Wakkanai
$1021
262 km or 163 mi Goshogawara
$1021
263 km or 164 mi Tsugaru
$1024
265 km or 164 mi Misawa
$1021
273 km or 169 mi Towada
$1022
274 km or 170 mi Oirase
$1021
276 km or 172 mi Kuroishi
$1023
283 km or 176 mi Hirakawa
$1021
283 km or 176 mi Hirosaki
$1079

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Distance City Cost of living
34 km or 21 mi Yangsan
$909
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$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