Cost of living in Pyongyang, North Korea

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,830 ₩
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,000 ₩
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 744 ₩
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 376 ₩
12 eggs, large 1,596 ₩
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 708 ₩
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,558 ₩
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,000 ₩
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 648 ₩
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 277 ₩
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,049 ₩
2 liters of Coca-Cola 456 ₩
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 356 ₩
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,276,010 ₩
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,800,000 ₩
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 49,300 ₩
40” flat screen TV 100,000 ₩
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 13,200 ₩
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,041 ₩
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,000 ₩
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 79,033 ₩
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 20,146,100 ₩
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 787 ₩
Monthly ticket public transport 54,532 ₩
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 15,906 ₩
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 744 ₩
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50,868 ₩
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 786 ₩
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 983 ₩
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 786 ₩
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,977 ₩
Tube of toothpaste 3,977 ₩
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,300 ₩
2 tickets to the movies 76,555 ₩
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 43,848 ₩
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 667 ₩
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 786 ₩
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 403 ₩
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 786 ₩
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 278 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2017.

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