France vs North Korea - Cost of Living Comparison

France North Korea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$1554
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$3778
🏠 One person rent
$708
$881
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$1903
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$493
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$342
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$1700
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
1.4
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
72.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
16
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
0%
🎓 Higher education
87
23
😀 Quality of life
74
14
🏙️ Population
67.1M
25.5M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 12% less expensive than in North Korea ($1554). France ranked 29th 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 1.7 months in France compared to 0.2 months in North Korea. Ranked 26th and 193rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs North Korea

We calculate prices for France and North Korea as a population-weighted mean of 151 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.

France North Korea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$9.11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$112
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$5.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$794
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$726
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$2790
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$1447
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$84.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$130
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$56.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
11.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$1235
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$723
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$71.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$19.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$2.31
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$2.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$2.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$8.57
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$18.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$6.35
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$3.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$6.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$3.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$6.37
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$2.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$2.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$3.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$4.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$23.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$4.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$20.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$4.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$30.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$61.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$111
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$3454

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Cities Comparison in France vs North Korea

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K

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