Eritrea vs North Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

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Eritrea North Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$495
$1589
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1219
$3875
🏠 One person rent
$212
$940
🏘️ Family rent
$398
$2061
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$494
🚐 Transport expenses
$40.7
$104
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$347
$376
💸 GDP per capita
$644
$1700
😃 Human freedom index
4.8
1.4
❤️ Life expectancy
66.5
73.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
21
17
🌐 English speaking %
0%
0%
🎓 Higher education
12
18
😀 Quality of life
11
10
🏙️ Population
3.5M
25.5M

The average cost of living in Eritrea ($495) is 69% less expensive than in North Korea ($1589). Eritrea ranked 181st vs 26th 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 0.7 months in Eritrea compared to 0.2 months in North Korea. Ranked 188th and 191st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Eritrea vs North Korea

We calculate prices for Eritrea and North Korea as a population-weighted mean of 4 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.

Eritrea North Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.87
$8.45
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.8
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.26
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$1.7
$1.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$210
$867
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$132
$786
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$3103
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$282
$1575
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$81.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.9
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.7
$55.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.47%
10.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1393
$1421
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$851
$877
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.8
$47
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.53
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$2.52
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.63
$2.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$2.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
$2.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.53
$9.49
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
$18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.65
$6.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.29
$3.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.31
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.11
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.29
$6.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$2.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.69
$2.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.37
$3.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.88
$2.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.22
$4.42
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21
$21.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.08
$4.21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.5
$17.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.99
$4.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.2
$28.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$55.6
$59.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$77.9
$102
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2805
$3274

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In Eritrea

City Cost of living Population
Asmara
$500
963K
Keren
$470
120K
Massawa
$467
39.8K
Mendefera
$469
28.5K

In North Korea

City Cost of living Population
Pyongyang
$1659
2.86M
Hamhung
$1596
769K
Chongjin
$1591
668K
Sunchon
$1568
437K
Wonsan
$1570
363K
Sinuiju
$1565
359K
Tanchon
$1566
346K
Kaechon
$1557
320K
Nampo
$1564
311K
Sariwon
$1562
308K
Kanggye
$1560
252K
Haeju
$1553
242K
Anju
$1557
240K
Pyongsong
$1547
237K
Tokchon
$1552
237K
Kimchaek
$1547
207K
Rason
$1480
197K
Kusong
$1545
197K
Kaesong
$1545
193K
Hyesan
$1545
193K
Chongju
$1547
190K
Huichon
$1532
168K
Sinpo
$1529
153K
Hoeryong
$1462
154K