Changchun vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Changchun Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$634
$1691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1841
$4176
🏠 One person rent
$270
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$518
$2112
🍽️ Food expenses
$222
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$69.2
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1315
$387
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
1 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
74
21
😀 Quality of life
58
19
🏙️ Population
9.07M
2.86M

The cost of living in Changchun is 63% less expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 7261st and 2221st ($634 vs $1691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 515th and 1st in China and North Korea, respectively. Check China vs North Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Changchun compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Changchun ranked 19th best city to live in China vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 5447th and 9003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changchun vs Pyongyang

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Changchun Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.34
$8.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.9
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.55
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$3.64
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.33
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$294
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$202
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$621
$3211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$410
$1611
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.9
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.6
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.4
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.59%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1787
$1793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10379
$1021
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.36
$70.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.49
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.34
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.09
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$2.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.2
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.88
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.2
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.59
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.07
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.01
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.96
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.57
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.42
$4.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.4
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.46
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.9
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$26.1
$31.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.2
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$413
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22345
$4610

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Distance City Cost of living
54 km or 34 mi Gongzhuling
$680
81 km or 50 mi Dehui
$672
105 km or 65 mi Siping
$696
109 km or 68 mi Jilin
$693
112 km or 69 mi Liaoyuan
$680
127 km or 79 mi Panshi
$649
138 km or 86 mi Fuyu
$668
143 km or 89 mi Shuangliao
$654
148 km or 92 mi Yushu
$683
150 km or 93 mi Shulan
$663
157 km or 98 mi Meihekou
$663
162 km or 100 mi Huadian
$654
173 km or 107 mi Jiaohe
$654
178 km or 111 mi Kaiyuan
$659
193 km or 120 mi Da'an
$655
210 km or 131 mi Wuchang
$673
211 km or 131 mi Diaobingshan
$643
211 km or 131 mi Tieling
$717
235 km or 146 mi Harbin
$748
238 km or 148 mi Tongliao
$715
240 km or 149 mi Baishan
$683
248 km or 154 mi Zhaodong
$663
250 km or 155 mi Fushun
$481
250 km or 155 mi Taonan
$655
251 km or 156 mi Dunhua
$653
263 km or 163 mi Shangzhi
$662
267 km or 166 mi Baicheng
$701
271 km or 169 mi Linjiang
$635
274 km or 170 mi Shenyang
$614
279 km or 173 mi Anda
$658
287 km or 178 mi Xinmin
$664
300 km or 187 mi Daqing
$661
313 km or 194 mi Benxi
$682
315 km or 196 mi Dengta
$657
319 km or 198 mi Ji'an
$643
335 km or 208 mi Suihua
$728
337 km or 209 mi Liaoyang
$690
343 km or 213 mi Helong
$640
344 km or 214 mi Ning'an
$655
345 km or 214 mi Ulanhot
$648

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