Cost of living in Pyongyang, North Korea compared to Alor Star, Malaysia

warning WARNING! Pyongyang has artificial and unrealistic official exchange rates. You can also get this comparison using the parallel street rate in Pyongyang.
TOTAL + 70%
warning WARNING!  This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 101 prices entered by 12 different people.
These prices were last updated on January 23, 2017. Exchange rate: 0.00493 MYR / KPW *

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Cost of living in Pyongyang (North Korea) is 70% more expensive than in Alor Star (Malaysia)

For example, you would need at least RM4,240 (859,719 ₩) in Pyongyang to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with RM2,500 in Alor Star.

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