Sendai vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Sendai Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1128
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2850
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$434
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$810
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$407
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$169
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2611
$2029
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
74
65
😀 Quality of life
79
70
🏙️ Population
1.06M
1.17M

The cost of living in Sendai is 6% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 4228th and 4375th ($1128 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 40th 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 2.3 months in Sendai compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Sendai ranked 62nd best city to live in Japan vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 408th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Sendai vs Ulsan

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Sendai Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.3
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.6
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.98
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.71
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.23
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.93
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$473
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$613
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73.5
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$112
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.39%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1207
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.08
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.3
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.7
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.5
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.59
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.92
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.5
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.4
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$23.9
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.44
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.63
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.59
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.48
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.53
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.44
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.05
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.23
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$59.7
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.1
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$75.4
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.9
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.5
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.4
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$207
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9064
$11650

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Cities near Sendai

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Natori
$1020
12 km or 7.2 mi Rifu
$1021
12 km or 7.5 mi Tagajo
$1023
14 km or 8.7 mi Tomiya
$1022
14 km or 8.9 mi Shiogama
$1021
18 km or 11 mi Iwanuma
$1023
20 km or 12 mi Taiwa
$1021
25 km or 16 mi Shibata
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Watari
$1022
27 km or 17 mi Ogawara
$1020
33 km or 21 mi Kakuda
$1022
34 km or 21 mi Kami
$1023
35 km or 21 mi Higashimatsushima
$1020
35 km or 22 mi Misato
$1017
35 km or 22 mi Osaki
$1026
37 km or 23 mi Shiroishi
$1022
42 km or 26 mi Ishinomaki
$1026
44 km or 27 mi Tendo
$1022
45 km or 28 mi Higashine
$1022
47 km or 29 mi Yamagata
$1056
49 km or 30 mi Murayama
$1021
53 km or 33 mi Soma
$1023
53 km or 33 mi Kurihara
$1024
53 km or 33 mi Sagae
$1023
54 km or 34 mi Kaminoyama
$1020
55 km or 34 mi Tome
$1024
57 km or 35 mi Date
$1024
66 km or 41 mi Fukushima
$1156
66 km or 41 mi Takahata
$1019
67 km or 42 mi Nan'yo
$1021
70 km or 44 mi Minamisoma
$1024
74 km or 46 mi Shinjo
$1019
75 km or 46 mi Nagai
$1024
77 km or 48 mi Yonezawa
$1024
77 km or 48 mi Ichinoseki
$1023
85 km or 53 mi Nihonmatsu
$1023
94 km or 58 mi Kesennuma
$1024
94 km or 58 mi Motomiya
$1023
96 km or 59 mi Tamura
$1020
100 km or 62 mi Oshu
$1023

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