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 377 prices entered by 56 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 23, 2018. Exchange rate: 0.12530 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 ¥266,442 (2,126,476 ₩) in Pyongyang to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with ¥226,000 in Akita.

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