Bahrain vs North Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bahrain North Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1334
$1592
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3012
$3890
🏠 One person rent
$794
$939
🏘️ Family rent
$1351
$2067
🍽️ Food expenses
$377
$494
🚐 Transport expenses
$55.5
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1465
$380
💸 GDP per capita
$30147
$1700
😃 Human freedom index
5.47
1.4
❤️ Life expectancy
78.8
73.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
17
🌐 English speaking %
80%
0%
🎓 Higher education
48
18
😀 Quality of life
62
10
🏙️ Population
1.49M
25.5M

The average cost of living in Bahrain ($1334) is 16% less expensive than in North Korea ($1592). Bahrain ranked 41st vs 26th 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 1.1 months in Bahrain compared to 0.2 months in North Korea. Ranked 54th and 191st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bahrain vs North Korea

We calculate prices for Bahrain and North Korea as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 24 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Bahrain North Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.23
$8.42
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$50.4
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.8
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.2
$1.77
 Cappuccino
$3.89
$1.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.76
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$849
$870
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$608
$785
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1543
$3116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1065
$1578
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$97.7
$81.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$150
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$40.3
$55.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.88%
10.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2303
$1461
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1482
$818
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.91
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.3
$47.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.9
$19.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.44
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.82
$2.52
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.29
$2.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$2.63
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.82
$2.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.29
$9.48
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.65
$18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
$6.27
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$3.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$1.15
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$1.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$3.01
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$0.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$2.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$20.9
$6.94
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.98
$2.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.41
$2.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.49
$3.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6
$3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.81
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$4.16
$4.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$73.5
$21.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.1
$4.25
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$46.1
$16
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.56
$4.27
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.1
$28.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.6
$59.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$402
$102
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10377
$3251

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In Bahrain

City Cost of living Population
Manama
$1375
157K
Riffa
$1285
122K
Isa Town
$1327
40K

In North Korea

City Cost of living Population
Pyongyang
$1663
2.86M
Hamhung
$1596
769K
Chongjin
$1590
668K
Sunchon
$1583
437K
Wonsan
$1573
363K
Sinuiju
$1574
359K
Tanchon
$1565
346K
Kaechon
$1562
320K
Nampo
$1571
311K
Sariwon
$1557
308K
Kanggye
$1555
252K
Haeju
$1560
242K
Anju
$1551
240K
Tokchon
$1558
237K
Pyongsong
$1550
237K
Kimchaek
$1544
207K
Kusong
$1544
197K
Rason
$1489
197K
Hyesan
$1546
193K
Kaesong
$1542
193K
Chongju
$1538
190K
Huichon
$1546
168K
Hoeryong
$1469
154K
Sinpo
$1542
153K