Cologne vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$4176
🏠 One person rent
$800
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$2112
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$387
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
91
21
😀 Quality of life
95
19
🏙️ Population
1.08M
2.86M

The cost of living in Cologne is 11% less expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 2657th and 2221st ($1502 vs $1691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 1st in Germany and North Korea, respectively. Check Germany vs North Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 15th and 9003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Pyongyang

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Cologne Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$8.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$3211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1611
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$1793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$1021
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$70.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$2.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$4.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$31.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$4610

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

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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