Chiba vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiba Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1395
$1691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3427
$4176
🏠 One person rent
$641
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$1186
$2112
🍽️ Food expenses
$419
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$197
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2076
$387
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
24 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
91
21
😀 Quality of life
79
19
🏙️ Population
982K
2.86M

The cost of living in Chiba is 17% less expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 2956th and 2221st ($1395 vs $1691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 1st in Japan and North Korea, respectively. Check Japan vs North Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Chiba compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Chiba ranked 54th best city to live in Japan vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 387th and 9003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiba vs Pyongyang

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Chiba Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.33
$8.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.4
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.73
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.48
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$2.92
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.84
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$564
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$409
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$982
$3211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$870
$1611
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$173
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$265
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.8
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.59%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4249
$1793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2584
$1021
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.43
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$94.5
$70.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.47
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.33
$2.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.99
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.22
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.73
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.63
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.2
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.19
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.41
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.6
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.49
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.24
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.73
$4.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$64.1
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.7
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$75.4
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$56
$31.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71.5
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$301
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9091
$4610

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9.9 km or 6.2 mi Yotsukaido
$1023
11 km or 6.9 mi Narashino
$1038
11 km or 7.1 mi Ichihara
$1072
14 km or 8.5 mi Yachiyo
$1045
15 km or 9.3 mi Funabashi
$1170
18 km or 11 mi Sakura
$1041
19 km or 12 mi Urayasu
$1036
20 km or 13 mi Ichikawa
$1069
21 km or 13 mi Shisui
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Yachimata
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Kamagaya
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Shiroi
$1019
22 km or 14 mi Oamishirasato
$1020
23 km or 14 mi Sodegaura
$1024
24 km or 15 mi Togane
$1022
26 km or 16 mi Mobara
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Tomisato
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Inzai
$1025
26 km or 16 mi Hirai
$1019
27 km or 17 mi Matsudo
$1170
28 km or 18 mi Narita
$1073
28 km or 18 mi Sanmu
$1019
30 km or 18 mi Sakae
$1025
30 km or 19 mi Kisarazu
$1024
30 km or 19 mi Abiko
$1024
31 km or 19 mi Kashiwa
$999
33 km or 20 mi Misato
$1031
34 km or 21 mi Nagareyama
$1046
34 km or 21 mi Yashio
$1025
35 km or 22 mi Kimitsu
$1024
35 km or 22 mi Toride
$1027
36 km or 22 mi Ryugasaki
$1020
37 km or 23 mi Soka
$1061
37 km or 23 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
37 km or 23 mi Yokoshibahikari
$1021
37 km or 23 mi Kawasaki
$1133
38 km or 24 mi Tokyo
$1698
40 km or 25 mi Futtsu
$1020
40 km or 25 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
41 km or 25 mi Moriya
$1025

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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