Afghanistan vs North Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanNorth Korea
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$1540
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$4442
🏠 One person rent
$152
$879
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$2609
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$519
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$85.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$325
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$1700
😃 Human freedom index
4
1.4
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
72.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
18
🏙️ Population
37.5M
25.5M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 77% less expensive than in North Korea ($1540). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 24th for North Korea in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.2 months in North Korea. Ranked 191st and 188th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs North Korea

AfghanistanNorth Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$10.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$4.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$1.8
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$1.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$0.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$794
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$724
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$3235
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$2221
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$83.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$56.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$1231
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$809
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$72.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$6.77
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$3.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$0.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$3.15
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$29.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$6.67
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$2.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$0.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$2.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$7.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.37
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$2.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$3.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$3.16
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$6.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$23.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$4.27
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$3.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$34
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$65
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$110
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$3626

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs North Korea

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In North Korea

CityCost of livingPopulation
Pyongyang
$1674
2.86M
Hamhung
$1526
769K
Chongjin
$1520
668K
Sunchon
$1498
437K
Sinuiju
$1486
359K
Wonsan
$1485
363K
Tanchon
$1481
346K
Kaechon
$1484
320K
Nampo
$1474
311K
Sariwon
$1477
308K
Kanggye
$1472
252K
Haeju
$1462
242K
Anju
$1469
240K
Pyongsong
$1464
237K
Tokchon
$1468
237K
Kimchaek
$1467
207K
Rason
$1458
197K
Kusong
$1456
197K
Hyesan
$1463
193K
Kaesong
$1463
193K
Chongju
$1460
190K
Huichon
$1455
168K
Hoeryong
$1446
154K
Sinpo
$1455
153K