Cost of living in Pyongyang, North Korea compared to Akita, Japan (using Black Market exchange rate)

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TOTAL - 24%
warning WARNING!  This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 316 prices entered by 52 different people.
These prices were last updated on February 22, 2018. Exchange rate: 0.01336 JPY / KPWX *

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Cost of living in Pyongyang (North Korea) is 24% cheaper than in Akita (Japan)

For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require ¥232,000 in Akita you would need to make just about ¥175,333 (1,465,398 ₩) in Pyongyang.

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