Cost of living in Qingdao, China vs Pyongyang, North Korea

WARNING! WARNING! Pyongyang has artificial and unrealistic official exchange rates. You can also get this comparison using the parallel street rate in Pyongyang.
TOTAL - 67%
warning WARNING!  This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 64 prices entered by 7 different people.
These prices were last updated on April 15, 2021. Exchange rate: 137.707 KPW / CNY *

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Cost of living in Qingdao (China) is 67% cheaper than in Pyongyang (North Korea)

For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require 12,900,000 ₩ in Pyongyang you would need to make just about 4,234,662 ₩ (30,751元) in Qingdao.

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