Cost of living comparison between Pyongyang, North Korea and 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.
warning WARNING!  This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 47 prices entered by 10 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 22, 2016. Exchange rate: 0.00465 MYR / KPW *

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Cost of living in Pyongyang (North Korea) is 64% more expensive than in Alor Star (Malaysia)

For example, you would need at least RM6,147 (1,321,920 ₩) in Pyongyang to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with RM3,750 in Alor Star.

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