Cost of living in Ulsan, South Korea

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₩13,191
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₩5,780
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₩5,286
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₩2,925
12 eggs, large ₩3,195
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₩5,000
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₩10,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₩7,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₩4,250
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₩2,161
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₩16,661
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₩2,720
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₩2,450
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₩2,328,010
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₩1,275,760
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₩100,440
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₩1,016,670
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₩724,996
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₩58,409
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₩22,729
40” flat screen TV ₩833,333
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₩80,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₩8,250
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₩10,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₩142,405
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₩67,280
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₩155,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₩86,667
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₩24,821,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₩1,891
Monthly ticket public transport ₩49,748
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₩6,283
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₩7,500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₩13,667
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₩11,500
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₩5,500
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₩10,000
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₩10,333
4 rolls of toilet paper ₩2,041
Tube of toothpaste ₩2,667
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₩13,400
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₩27,397
2 tickets to the movies ₩17,362
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₩24,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₩54,745
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₩6,866
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₩4,373
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₩3,223
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₩100
1 month of gym membership in business district ₩96,502
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₩2,748
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 22 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 23, 2018.

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