Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiPyongyang
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1724
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4184
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$951
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$2035
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$521
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$195
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$355
🏙️ Population
1M
2.86M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 1% more expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 1730th and 1785th ($1741 vs $1724) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd 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 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Pyongyang ranked 4th in North Korea, while ranked 257th and 9137th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Pyongyang

Abu DhabiPyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$9.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$110
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$0.88
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$0.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$895
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$795
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$3203
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1520
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$82
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$54.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
11.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1752
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$889
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$70.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$19
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$2.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$3.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.24
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$30
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$6.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.52
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$8.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$1.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$0.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$4.39
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$4.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$26.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$4.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$17.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$4.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$36.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$64.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$143
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$4786

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$1381
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$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$1224
143 km or 89 miAl Ain
$1450
152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
170 km or 105 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
211 km or 131 miFujairah
$1299
237 km or 147 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
300 km or 187 miDoha
$1804
318 km or 198 miAl Khor
$1668
356 km or 221 miBandar Abbas
$453
365 km or 227 miNizwa
$787
395 km or 246 miSeeb
$1106
425 km or 264 miRiffa
$1077
427 km or 265 miManama
$1284
428 km or 266 miIsa Town
$1141
439 km or 273 miMuscat
$1034
454 km or 282 miJahrom
$442
468 km or 291 miDhahran
$840
481 km or 299 miDammam
$955
486 km or 302 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
501 km or 311 miFasa
$441
514 km or 320 miQatif
$651
548 km or 341 miJubail
$888
568 km or 353 miSirjan
$445
575 km or 357 miJiroft
$440
599 km or 372 miShiraz
$420
610 km or 379 miBushehr
$412
617 km or 384 miBorazjan
$441
620 km or 385 miMarvdasht
$443
632 km or 392 miKazerun
$441
637 km or 396 miChabahar
$440
649 km or 404 miBam
$442
678 km or 421 miRafsanjan
$441
698 km or 434 miKerman
$429
701 km or 435 miIranshahr
$374
741 km or 460 miYasuj
$569
775 km or 481 miRiyadh
$942
790 km or 491 miAl Wafrah
$1074
792 km or 492 miBehbahan
$442

Cities near Pyongyang

DistanceCityCost of living
27 km or 17 miPyongsong
$1486
44 km or 27 miNampo
$1505
46 km or 29 miSunchon
$1525
59 km or 36 miSariwon
$1502
65 km or 41 miAnju
$1486
76 km or 47 miKaechon
$1499
77 km or 48 miChongju
$1477
95 km or 59 miTokchon
$1487
111 km or 69 miHaeju
$1490
115 km or 71 miKusong
$1482
135 km or 84 miHuichon
$1468
138 km or 86 miKaesong
$1474
149 km or 92 miWonsan
$1517
163 km or 102 miPaju
$984
165 km or 102 miSinuiju
$1512
165 km or 103 miDonggang
$596
167 km or 104 miDandong
$531
170 km or 106 miDongducheon
$957
178 km or 111 miGimpo
$978
180 km or 112 miYangju
$958
180 km or 112 miPocheon
$946
181 km or 112 miGoyang
$1050
183 km or 113 miUijeongbu
$1021
184 km or 114 miHamhung
$1549
192 km or 119 miIncheon
$1082
193 km or 120 miBucheon
$1303
195 km or 121 miSeoul
$1411
199 km or 124 miGwangmyeong
$973
202 km or 125 miGuri
$953
202 km or 125 miNamyangju
$1009
209 km or 130 miGwacheon
$938
210 km or 130 miAnyang
$1204
210 km or 131 miHanam
$945
212 km or 132 miAnsan
$802
213 km or 132 miFengcheng
$594
213 km or 133 miGunpo
$978
215 km or 134 miSeongnam
$1112
216 km or 134 miUiwang
$946
216 km or 134 miSiheung
$989
217 km or 135 miChuncheon
$850