Budapest vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$1691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2158
$4176
🏠 One person rent
$410
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$711
$2112
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.6
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$911
$387
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
93
21
😀 Quality of life
78
19
🏙️ Population
1.72M
2.86M

The cost of living in Budapest is 49% less expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 5871st and 2221st ($860 vs $1691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Hungary and North Korea, respectively. Check Hungary vs North Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Budapest compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 448th and 9003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Pyongyang

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Budapest Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.89
$8.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.08
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$1.97
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.02
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$3211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$534
$1611
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.7
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.3%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3171
$1793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$1021
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.89
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24
$70.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.7
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$2.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.53
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.73
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.15
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.27
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$4.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.8
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$69
$31.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8726
$4610

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Cities near Budapest

Distance City Cost of living
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Budafok-Teteny
$599
16 km or 9.8 mi Erd
$650
16 km or 10 mi Dunakeszi
$760
17 km or 11 mi Szigetszentmiklos
$601
27 km or 17 mi Godollo
$592
32 km or 20 mi Vac
$652
49 km or 31 mi Tatabanya
$639
58 km or 36 mi Szekesfehervar
$675
58 km or 36 mi Dunaujvaros
$588
67 km or 42 mi Cegled
$636
74 km or 46 mi Komarno
$842
82 km or 51 mi Kecskemet
$605
84 km or 52 mi Nove Zamky
$916
86 km or 53 mi Salgotarjan
$614
86 km or 53 mi Levice
$794
93 km or 58 mi Szolnok
$515
96 km or 59 mi Veszprem
$624
104 km or 65 mi Lucenec
$900
107 km or 67 mi Gyor
$619
109 km or 68 mi Eger
$550
115 km or 72 mi Nitra
$964
121 km or 75 mi Zvolen
$846
123 km or 76 mi Ozd
$539
130 km or 81 mi Szekszard
$569
138 km or 86 mi Banska Bystrica
$884
139 km or 86 mi Mosonmagyarovar
$598
145 km or 90 mi Prievidza
$863
146 km or 91 mi Trnava
$897
146 km or 91 mi Miskolc
$589
146 km or 91 mi Baja
$560
150 km or 93 mi Piestany
$712
153 km or 95 mi Hodmezovasarhely
$593
158 km or 98 mi Kaposvar
$572
160 km or 99 mi Petrzalka
$848
161 km or 100 mi Bratislava
$1032
163 km or 101 mi Subotica
$503
163 km or 101 mi Szeged
$615
170 km or 106 mi Pecs
$534
172 km or 107 mi Trencin
$795
174 km or 108 mi Martin
$840

Cities near Pyongyang

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