Cheongju vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Cheongju Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$880
$1691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2334
$4176
🏠 One person rent
$293
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$516
$2112
🍽️ Food expenses
$388
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1689
$387
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
71
21
😀 Quality of life
68
19
🏙️ Population
833K
2.86M

The cost of living in Cheongju is 48% less expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 5804th and 2221st ($880 vs $1691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 75th 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 1.9 months in Cheongju compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Cheongju ranked 37th best city to live in South Korea vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 2903rd and 9003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cheongju vs Pyongyang

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Cheongju Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.74
$8.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.36
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.06
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$3.52
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.27
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$207
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$171
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$470
$3211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$320
$1611
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$95.9
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$147
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.2
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.51%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6961
$1793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4066
$1021
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.31
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$76.7
$70.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.47
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.41
$2.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.58
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.1
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30.6
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.92
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.84
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.45
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.99
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.2
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.87
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.89
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.39
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
$4.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.8
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.43
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.3
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.56
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.1
$31.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.3
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$320
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18587
$4610

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Distance City Cost of living
25 km or 16 mi Sejong
$928
33 km or 21 mi Daejeon
$944
35 km or 22 mi Cheonan
$930
38 km or 24 mi Gongju
$939
45 km or 28 mi Anseong
$912
46 km or 28 mi Gyeryong
$896
53 km or 33 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
54 km or 34 mi Chungju
$1004
60 km or 37 mi Nonsan
$928
60 km or 38 mi Asan
$927
64 km or 40 mi Mungyeong
$897
65 km or 40 mi Sangju
$981
68 km or 42 mi Osan
$912
71 km or 44 mi Yongin
$1049
72 km or 44 mi Icheon
$979
74 km or 46 mi Yeoju
$902
80 km or 50 mi Gimcheon
$925
82 km or 51 mi Dangjin
$904
84 km or 52 mi Suwon
$977
85 km or 53 mi Jecheon
$932
85 km or 53 mi Boryeong
$946
87 km or 54 mi Wonju
$857
88 km or 55 mi Gwangju
$927
90 km or 56 mi Hwaseong
$965
91 km or 56 mi Gumi
$951
91 km or 56 mi Iksan
$925
91 km or 57 mi Uiwang
$901
93 km or 58 mi Siheung
$945
94 km or 58 mi Seosan
$872
94 km or 59 mi Seongnam
$1022
94 km or 59 mi Gunpo
$975
96 km or 59 mi Jeonju
$791
97 km or 60 mi Ansan
$921
98 km or 61 mi Anyang
$1102
99 km or 61 mi Gwacheon
$897
101 km or 63 mi Gunsan
$941
103 km or 64 mi Hanam
$906
104 km or 64 mi Yeongju
$963
107 km or 67 mi Gimje
$944
109 km or 67 mi Gwangmyeong
$928

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