Abu Dhabi vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$4176
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$2112
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$387
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
52
21
😀 Quality of life
81
19
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.86M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 16% more expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 608th and 2221st ($1963 vs $1691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and North Korea, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs North Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 318th and 9003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Pyongyang

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Abu Dhabi Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$8.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$3211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1611
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1021
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$70.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$4.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$31.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$4610

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$871
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$1053
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$1095
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$1376
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$1894
318 km or 198 mi Al Khor
$1755
356 km or 221 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
365 km or 227 mi Nizwa
$824
395 km or 246 mi Seeb
$1236
425 km or 264 mi Riffa
$1002
427 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
428 km or 266 mi Isa Town
$1152
439 km or 273 mi Muscat
$1145
454 km or 282 mi Jahrom
$660
468 km or 291 mi Dhahran
$969
481 km or 299 mi Dammam
$1004
486 km or 302 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
501 km or 311 mi Fasa
$939
514 km or 320 mi Qatif
$889
548 km or 341 mi Jubail
$861
568 km or 353 mi Sirjan
$663
575 km or 357 mi Jiroft
$659
599 km or 372 mi Shiraz
$724
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$694
617 km or 384 mi Borazjan
$657
620 km or 385 mi Marvdasht
$659
632 km or 392 mi Kazerun
$656
637 km or 396 mi Chabahar
$659
649 km or 404 mi Bam
$659
678 km or 421 mi Rafsanjan
$663
698 km or 434 mi Kerman
$680
701 km or 435 mi Iranshahr
$657
741 km or 460 mi Yasuj
$611
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1132
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$954
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
$660

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Pyongsong
$1481
44 km or 27 mi Nampo
$1495
46 km or 29 mi Sunchon
$1508
59 km or 36 mi Sariwon
$1486
65 km or 41 mi Anju
$1480
76 km or 47 mi Kaechon
$1489
77 km or 48 mi Chongju
$1467
95 km or 59 mi Tokchon
$1472
111 km or 69 mi Haeju
$1478
115 km or 71 mi Kusong
$1472
135 km or 84 mi Huichon
$1460
138 km or 86 mi Kaesong
$1473
149 km or 92 mi Wonsan
$1494
163 km or 102 mi Paju
$941
165 km or 102 mi Sinuiju
$1500
165 km or 103 mi Donggang
$662
167 km or 104 mi Dandong
$628
170 km or 106 mi Dongducheon
$911
178 km or 111 mi Gimpo
$979
180 km or 112 mi Yangju
$912
180 km or 112 mi Pocheon
$906
181 km or 112 mi Goyang
$1002
183 km or 113 mi Uijeongbu
$998
184 km or 114 mi Hamhung
$1548
192 km or 119 mi Incheon
$1002
193 km or 120 mi Bucheon
$1121
195 km or 121 mi Seoul
$1460
199 km or 124 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
202 km or 125 mi Guri
$906
202 km or 125 mi Namyangju
$970
209 km or 130 mi Gwacheon
$897
210 km or 130 mi Anyang
$1102
210 km or 131 mi Hanam
$906
212 km or 132 mi Ansan
$921
213 km or 132 mi Fengcheng
$659
213 km or 133 mi Gunpo
$975
215 km or 134 mi Seongnam
$1022
216 km or 134 mi Uiwang
$901
216 km or 134 mi Siheung
$945
217 km or 135 mi Chuncheon
$834