Cheonan vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Cheonan Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$930
$1691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2325
$4176
🏠 One person rent
$404
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$650
$2112
🍽️ Food expenses
$352
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1518
$387
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
64
21
😀 Quality of life
66
19
🏙️ Population
652K
2.86M

The cost of living in Cheonan is 45% less expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 5616th and 2221st ($930 vs $1691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 39th and 1st in South Korea and North Korea, respectively. Check South Korea vs North Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Cheonan compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Cheonan ranked 51st best city to live in South Korea vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 3761st and 9003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cheonan vs Pyongyang

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Cheonan Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.72
$8.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.7
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.11
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.03
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$3.32
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.06
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$414
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$278
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$685
$3211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$458
$1611
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.9
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$137
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.2
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.53%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6901
$1793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4581
$1021
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.03
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.7
$70.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.37
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.77
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.06
$2.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.8
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.47
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.87
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.98
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.38
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.66
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.77
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.41
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.9
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.87
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.4
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.88
$4.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.7
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.42
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.8
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.47
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.8
$31.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.5
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$321
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18731
$4610

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22 km or 13 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
25 km or 16 mi Anseong
$912
35 km or 22 mi Cheongju
$880
37 km or 23 mi Sejong
$928
38 km or 24 mi Osan
$912
39 km or 24 mi Gongju
$939
48 km or 30 mi Dangjin
$904
48 km or 30 mi Yongin
$1049
55 km or 34 mi Daejeon
$944
55 km or 34 mi Suwon
$977
55 km or 34 mi Asan
$927
56 km or 35 mi Hwaseong
$965
59 km or 36 mi Icheon
$979
60 km or 37 mi Gyeryong
$896
62 km or 39 mi Uiwang
$901
62 km or 39 mi Seosan
$872
65 km or 40 mi Ansan
$921
65 km or 40 mi Gunpo
$975
67 km or 42 mi Nonsan
$928
68 km or 42 mi Gwangju
$927
68 km or 42 mi Siheung
$945
68 km or 42 mi Anyang
$1102
69 km or 43 mi Yeoju
$902
70 km or 44 mi Seongnam
$1022
71 km or 44 mi Gwacheon
$897
71 km or 44 mi Boryeong
$946
72 km or 45 mi Chungju
$1004
79 km or 49 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
82 km or 51 mi Hanam
$906
84 km or 52 mi Bucheon
$1121
86 km or 53 mi Incheon
$1002
87 km or 54 mi Seoul
$1460
88 km or 54 mi Guri
$906
91 km or 56 mi Wonju
$857
92 km or 57 mi Namyangju
$970
96 km or 60 mi Mungyeong
$897
98 km or 61 mi Iksan
$925
99 km or 61 mi Goyang
$1002
99 km or 61 mi Gimpo
$979
100 km or 62 mi Sangju
$981

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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