Changsha vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$1691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$4176
🏠 One person rent
$413
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$2112
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$387
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
94
21
😀 Quality of life
54
19
🏙️ Population
10M
2.86M

The cost of living in Changsha is 51% less expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 5988th and 2221st ($828 vs $1691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd 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 1 months in Changsha compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 5898th and 9003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Pyongyang

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Changsha Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$8.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$3211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$1611
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$1793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$1021
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$70.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$2.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$4.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$31.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$4610

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$708
43 km or 27 mi Ningxiang
$683
43 km or 27 mi Zhuzhou
$820
76 km or 47 mi Yiyang
$739
79 km or 49 mi Liling
$676
107 km or 66 mi Pingxiang
$696
108 km or 67 mi Loudi
$733
131 km or 81 mi Yueyang
$749
140 km or 87 mi Lianyuan
$682
145 km or 90 mi Yichun
$747
149 km or 93 mi Linxiang
$661
150 km or 93 mi Hengyang
$678
157 km or 97 mi Changde
$770
162 km or 101 mi Lengshuijiang
$651
178 km or 111 mi Shishou
$661
182 km or 113 mi Shaoyang
$767
186 km or 116 mi Honghu
$669
192 km or 119 mi Jinshi
$643
197 km or 122 mi Xinyu
$680
198 km or 123 mi Chibi
$657
225 km or 140 mi Xianning
$711
231 km or 144 mi Ji'an
$747
237 km or 147 mi Yongzhou
$751
246 km or 153 mi Xiantao
$638
247 km or 153 mi Jingzhou
$693
249 km or 155 mi Songzi
$669
264 km or 164 mi Zhangjiajie
$690
267 km or 166 mi Chenzhou
$815
285 km or 177 mi Yidu
$653
285 km or 177 mi Hanchuan
$677
287 km or 178 mi Daye
$671
290 km or 180 mi Nanchang
$665
295 km or 183 mi Wuhan
$639
299 km or 186 mi Huangshi
$705
305 km or 189 mi Huaihua
$739
307 km or 191 mi Ezhou
$678
311 km or 193 mi Yingcheng
$662
311 km or 193 mi Huanggang
$763
311 km or 193 mi Wuxue
$664
314 km or 195 mi Dangyang
$661

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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