Australia vs North Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaNorth Korea
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$1540
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$4442
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$879
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$2609
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$519
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$85.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$325
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$1700
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
1.4
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
72.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
18
🏙️ Population
24.5M
25.5M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 26% more expensive than in North Korea ($1540). Australia ranked 11th 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 1.9 months in Australia compared to 0.2 months in North Korea. Ranked 9th and 188th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs North Korea

AustraliaNorth Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$10.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$4.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$1.8
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$1.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$0.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$794
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$724
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$3235
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$2221
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$83.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$56.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$1231
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$809
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$72.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$6.77
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$3.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$0.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$3.15
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$29.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$6.67
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$2.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$0.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$2.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$7.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.37
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$2.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$3.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.16
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$6.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$23.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$4.27
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$3.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$34
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$65
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$110
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$3626

Cities Comparison in Australia vs North Korea

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sydney
$2352
4.84M
Melbourne
$1953
4.53M
Brisbane
$1968
2.36M
Perth
$1789
2.04M
Adelaide
$1624
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1848
638K
Canberra
$1929
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1743
297K
Wollongong
$1626
262K
Hobart
$1786
222K
Newcastle
$1701
153K
Geelong
$1679
191K
Darwin
$1735
137K
Rockhampton
$1261
78.6K
Townsville
$1281
179K
Toowoomba
$1312
136K
Cairns
$1570
147K
Ipswich
$1818
163K
Ballarat
$1704
98.5K
Launceston
$1358
106K
Bendigo
$1479
95.6K
Wagga Wagga
$1551
67.4K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1390
71.1K
Hervey Bay
$1702
54.7K
Kellyville
$2044
28K
Berwick
$1634
47.7K
South Yarra
$2332
25.1K
Kalgoorlie
$1606
30.8K
Pakenham
$1628
46.4K

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