Denmark vs North Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

Denmark North Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1665
$1554
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3941
$3778
🏠 One person rent
$879
$881
🏘️ Family rent
$1606
$1903
🍽️ Food expenses
$526
$493
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3217
$342
💸 GDP per capita
$61063
$1700
😃 Human freedom index
8.98
1.4
❤️ Life expectancy
81.6
72.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
88
16
🌐 English speaking %
86.1%
0%
🎓 Higher education
97
23
😀 Quality of life
82
14
🏙️ Population
5.83M
25.5M

The average cost of living in Denmark ($1665) is 7% more expensive than in North Korea ($1554). Denmark ranked 20th vs 23rd for North Korea in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Denmark compared to 0.2 months in North Korea. Ranked 9th and 193rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Denmark vs North Korea

We calculate prices for Denmark and North Korea as a population-weighted mean of 27 and 24 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Denmark North Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.6
$9.11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$80.2
$112
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11
$5.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.35
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$5.28
$1.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.29
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$967
$794
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$691
$726
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1767
$2790
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1329
$1447
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$84.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$130
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$56.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.81%
11.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5032
$1235
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3503
$723
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.22
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$68.5
$71.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.1
$19.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.03
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.48
$2.31
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.45
$2.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.82
$2.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$8.57
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$18.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$6.35
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.72
$3.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.77
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
$6.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$3.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.1
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$6.37
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.59
$2.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.13
$3.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.19
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.58
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$4.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.2
$23.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.1
$4.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.5
$20.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.9
$4.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$94.4
$30.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.5
$61.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$434
$111
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6094
$3454

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Cities Comparison in Denmark vs North Korea

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Denmark

City Cost of living Population
Copenhagen
$2071
644K
Aarhus
$1568
269K
Odense
$1604
177K
Aalborg
$1405
113K
Frederiksberg
$1845
105K
Naestved
$1439
41.9K
Gentofte
$1486
75.8K
Esbjerg
$1365
72.3K
Vejle
$1633
56.6K
Kolding
$1382
58.8K
Silkeborg
$1344
44.3K
Horsens
$1384
59.4K
Viborg
$1265
41.1K
Horsholm
$1491
47.5K
Helsingor
$1489
47.4K
Randers
$1376
62.6K
Roskilde
$1582
50K
Fredericia
$1469
39.9K
Holstebro
$1175
35.4K
Herning
$1419
44.6K
Hillerod
$1721
35.4K
Svendborg
$1582
27.2K
Frederikshavn
$1108
23.5K
Sonderborg
$1214
27.6K
Haderslev
$1337
22K
Nuuk
$2011
18.3K
Torshavn
$1597
13.3K

In North Korea

City Cost of living Population
Pyongyang
$1691
2.86M
Hamhung
$1548
769K
Chongjin
$1540
668K
Sunchon
$1508
437K
Wonsan
$1494
363K
Sinuiju
$1500
359K
Tanchon
$1494
346K
Kaechon
$1489
320K
Nampo
$1495
311K
Sariwon
$1486
308K
Kanggye
$1481
252K
Anju
$1480
240K
Haeju
$1478
242K
Tokchon
$1472
237K
Pyongsong
$1481
237K
Kimchaek
$1470
207K
Kusong
$1472
197K
Rason
$1472
197K
Kaesong
$1473
193K
Hyesan
$1470
193K
Chongju
$1467
190K
Huichon
$1460
168K
Hoeryong
$1455
154K
Sinpo
$1453
153K