Cost of living in Pyongyang, North Korea compared to 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.
TOTAL + 18%
warning WARNING!  This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 391 prices entered by 67 different people.
These prices were last updated on August 16, 2018. Exchange rate: 0.12301 JPY / KPW *

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Cost of living in Pyongyang (North Korea) is 18% more expensive than in Akita (Japan)

For example, you would need at least ¥307,332 (2,498,480 ₩) in Pyongyang to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with ¥261,000 in Akita.

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