Taipei vs Ulsan - Cost of Living Comparison

Taipei Ulsan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1271
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3296
$2655
🏠 One person rent
$585
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$1117
$755
🍽️ Food expenses
$451
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$115
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1735
$2029
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
95
65
😀 Quality of life
87
70
🏙️ Population
2.6M
1.17M

The cost of living in Taipei is 19% more expensive than in Ulsan. Cities ranked 3262nd and 4375th ($1271 vs $1066) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 6th in Taiwan and South Korea, respectively. Check Taiwan vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months in Taipei compared to 1.9 months in Ulsan. Taipei ranked 2nd best city to live in Taiwan vs Ulsan ranked 30th in South Korea, while ranked 174th and 2132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Taipei Ulsan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.96
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37.7
$25.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.9
$4.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.93
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$3.94
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.99
$1.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$764
$470
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$436
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1354
$1022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$910
$571
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$60.6
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$94
$64.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.5
$29.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.68%
4.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$14414
$14113
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8071
$7526
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$42
$47.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.05
$10.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.26
$1.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.49
$2.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.06
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$20.6
$16.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
$7.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21
$33.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
$5.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.77
$6.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$4.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$3.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$2.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.76
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.58
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.1
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$1.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.31
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9.02
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.01
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.95
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.3
$61.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.1
$7.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.3
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.9
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$79.9
$72.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.7
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$655
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15007
$11650

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Distance City Cost of living
9.6 km or 6 mi New Taipei
$1064
23 km or 14 mi Keelung
$973
39 km or 24 mi Taoyuan
$854
39 km or 24 mi Yilan
$758
58 km or 36 mi Zhubei
$1006
63 km or 39 mi Hsinchu
$807
89 km or 56 mi Miaoli
$708
133 km or 82 mi Taichung
$927
149 km or 92 mi Changhua
$842
152 km or 95 mi Nantou
$828
180 km or 112 mi Douliu
$827
206 km or 128 mi Chiayi
$882
252 km or 157 mi Fuzhou
$700
257 km or 160 mi Putian
$705
258 km or 160 mi Taitung
$1091
267 km or 166 mi Tainan
$859
270 km or 168 mi Ningde
$701
276 km or 172 mi Ishigaki
$1022
297 km or 185 mi Quanzhou
$757
298 km or 185 mi Kaohsiung
$914
299 km or 186 mi Jinjiang
$702
316 km or 196 mi Rui'an
$687
330 km or 205 mi Kinmen
$828
340 km or 211 mi Wenzhou
$968
354 km or 220 mi Xiamen
$828
371 km or 230 mi Wenling
$688
379 km or 235 mi Miyakojima
$1022
380 km or 236 mi Nanping
$684
395 km or 246 mi Zhangzhou
$751
411 km or 255 mi Lishui
$768
414 km or 257 mi Sanming
$694
425 km or 264 mi Linhai
$675
454 km or 282 mi Longyan
$691
461 km or 286 mi Wuyishan
$642
488 km or 303 mi Jinhua
$852
495 km or 308 mi Yiwu
$696
508 km or 316 mi Quzhou
$520
518 km or 322 mi Shangrao
$765
520 km or 323 mi Chaozhou
$648
525 km or 326 mi Shantou
$1051

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