Shenzhen vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Shenzhen Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1134
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3065
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$599
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$1172
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1625
$2029
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
95
65
😀 Quality of life
80
70
🏙️ Population
17.5M
1.17M

The cost of living in Shenzhen is 6% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 4211th and 4375th ($1134 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 6th in China and South Korea, respectively. Check China vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months in Shenzhen compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Shenzhen ranked 3rd best city to live in China vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 355th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Shenzhen vs Ulsan

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Shenzhen Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.45
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.57
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.52
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$4.61
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$755
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$479
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1602
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$951
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.2
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73.5
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.1
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.12%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$19092
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8314
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.74
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$34.2
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.36
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.47
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.49
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.8
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.24
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.6
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.65
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.4
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.89
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.56
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.48
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.71
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.93
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.84
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.4
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.47
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64.1
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.57
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$72.2
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.3
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$629
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$26673
$11650

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$2352
30 km or 19 mi Hong Kong
$2822
58 km or 36 mi Zhuhai
$675
65 km or 40 mi Dongguan
$787
66 km or 41 mi Macau
$1613
72 km or 45 mi Zhongshan
$663
74 km or 46 mi Huizhou
$763
100 km or 62 mi Jiangmen
$711
105 km or 65 mi Guangzhou
$995
112 km or 69 mi Foshan
$641
134 km or 83 mi Shanwei
$710
142 km or 88 mi Kaiping
$665
150 km or 93 mi Heyuan
$696
164 km or 102 mi Qingyuan
$733
174 km or 108 mi Zhaoqing
$707
212 km or 131 mi Yunfu
$763
228 km or 142 mi Yangjiang
$719
233 km or 145 mi Puning
$700
256 km or 159 mi Shaoguan
$688
262 km or 163 mi Jieyang
$747
286 km or 178 mi Shantou
$1051
288 km or 179 mi Meizhou
$775
292 km or 182 mi Chaozhou
$648
299 km or 186 mi Wuzhou
$727
303 km or 188 mi Lianzhou
$651
330 km or 205 mi Hezhou
$701
337 km or 209 mi Gaozhou
$686
337 km or 210 mi Maoming
$537
377 km or 234 mi Ganzhou
$792
378 km or 235 mi Chenzhou
$815
401 km or 249 mi Yulin
$753
405 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$667
415 km or 258 mi Longyan
$691
428 km or 266 mi Zhangzhou
$751
460 km or 286 mi Guigang
$673
464 km or 288 mi Xiamen
$828
477 km or 297 mi Haikou
$608
485 km or 301 mi Kinmen
$828
489 km or 304 mi Guilin
$539
502 km or 312 mi Yongzhou
$751

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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