Cost of living comparison between Pyongyang, North Korea and Akita, Japan

warning WARNING! Pyongyang has artificial and unrealistic official exchange rates. You can also get this comparison using the parallel street rate in Pyongyang.
warning WARNING!  This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 45 prices entered by 8 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 26, 2016. Exchange rate: 0.11573 JPY / KPW *

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Cost of living in Pyongyang (North Korea) is 29% more expensive than in Akita (Japan)

For example, you would need at least ¥524,653 (4,533,377 ₩) in Pyongyang to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with ¥406,250 in Akita.

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