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

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These prices were last updated on April 24, 2017. Exchange rate: 0.00489 MYR / KPW *

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Cost of living in Pyongyang (North Korea) is 71% more expensive than in Alor Star (Malaysia)

For example, you would need at least RM5,329 (1,090,574 ₩) in Pyongyang to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with RM3,125 in Alor Star.

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