Cost of living in Pyongyang, North Korea compared to Aarau, Switzerland

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These prices were last updated on February 21, 2017. Exchange rate: 0.00767 CHF / KPW *

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Cost of living in Pyongyang (North Korea) is 326% more expensive than in Aarau (Switzerland)

For example, you would need at least CHF 13,319 (1,737,062 ₩) in Pyongyang to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with CHF 3,125 in Aarau.

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