Guangzhou vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Guangzhou Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$863
$1661
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2577
$4092
🏠 One person rent
$406
$951
🏘️ Family rent
$913
$2104
🍽️ Food expenses
$263
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.3
$163
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1248
$370
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
97
21
😀 Quality of life
76
19
🏙️ Population
18.7M
2.86M

The cost of living in Guangzhou is 48% less expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 6006th and 2402nd ($863 vs $1661) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 16th and 1st in China and North Korea, respectively. Check China vs North Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months in Guangzhou compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Guangzhou ranked 6th best city to live in China vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 696th and 9024th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Guangzhou vs Pyongyang

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Guangzhou Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.43
$8.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$29.8
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.14
$4.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.88
$1.77
 Cappuccino
$3.87
$1.81
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$504
$892
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$306
$795
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1283
$3214
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$718
$1601
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.6
$81.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$62.3
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.5
$54.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.1%
11.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$13272
$1508
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5592
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$29.4
$47.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.79
$18.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.27
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.05
$2.52
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.7
$2.64
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$2.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.32
$9.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.06
$18.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$6.36
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$3.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
$1.43
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.36
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.09
$2.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$7.05
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
$2.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.84
$2.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$3.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.2
$2.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.63
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.64
$4.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$23.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.8
$4.23
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$46.8
$20.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$3.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$66.1
$30.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71
$60.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$580
$119
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$25540
$3853

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Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Foshan
$648
51 km or 32 mi Dongguan
$762
63 km or 39 mi Jiangmen
$702
65 km or 41 mi Qingyuan
$730
67 km or 42 mi Zhongshan
$612
83 km or 52 mi Zhaoqing
$724
100 km or 62 mi Zhuhai
$686
102 km or 63 mi Kaiping
$668
105 km or 65 mi Shenzhen
$1079
111 km or 69 mi Macau
$1610
118 km or 73 mi Huizhou
$757
127 km or 79 mi Yunfu
$716
131 km or 81 mi Kowloon
$2380
132 km or 82 mi Hong Kong
$2884
162 km or 100 mi Heyuan
$692
189 km or 117 mi Shaoguan
$701
194 km or 121 mi Yangjiang
$718
202 km or 126 mi Wuzhou
$721
205 km or 127 mi Lianzhou
$656
216 km or 134 mi Shanwei
$709
225 km or 140 mi Hezhou
$700
281 km or 175 mi Gaozhou
$689
291 km or 181 mi Maoming
$516
298 km or 185 mi Chenzhou
$775
298 km or 185 mi Puning
$702
319 km or 198 mi Meizhou
$732
321 km or 199 mi Jieyang
$760
323 km or 201 mi Yulin
$717
345 km or 214 mi Ganzhou
$788
349 km or 217 mi Chaozhou
$661
352 km or 219 mi Shantou
$1049
364 km or 226 mi Zhanjiang
$658
373 km or 232 mi Guigang
$697
384 km or 239 mi Guilin
$533
406 km or 252 mi Yongzhou
$749
414 km or 257 mi Liuzhou
$679
416 km or 259 mi Laibin
$705
424 km or 264 mi Hengyang
$673
440 km or 273 mi Longyan
$689
460 km or 286 mi Haikou
$597

Cities near Pyongyang

Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Pyongsong
$1463
44 km or 27 mi Nampo
$1479
46 km or 29 mi Sunchon
$1500
59 km or 36 mi Sariwon
$1480
65 km or 41 mi Anju
$1469
76 km or 47 mi Kaechon
$1483
77 km or 48 mi Chongju
$1454
95 km or 59 mi Tokchon
$1467
111 km or 69 mi Haeju
$1465
115 km or 71 mi Kusong
$1466
135 km or 84 mi Huichon
$1453
138 km or 86 mi Kaesong
$1466
149 km or 92 mi Wonsan
$1493
163 km or 102 mi Paju
$961
165 km or 102 mi Sinuiju
$1494
165 km or 103 mi Donggang
$663
167 km or 104 mi Dandong
$621
170 km or 106 mi Dongducheon
$939
178 km or 111 mi Gimpo
$966
180 km or 112 mi Yangju
$932
180 km or 112 mi Pocheon
$924
181 km or 112 mi Goyang
$1030
183 km or 113 mi Uijeongbu
$933
184 km or 114 mi Hamhung
$1528
192 km or 119 mi Incheon
$985
193 km or 120 mi Bucheon
$1151
195 km or 121 mi Seoul
$1625
199 km or 124 mi Gwangmyeong
$954
202 km or 125 mi Guri
$929
202 km or 125 mi Namyangju
$998
209 km or 130 mi Gwacheon
$914
210 km or 130 mi Anyang
$1075
210 km or 131 mi Hanam
$925
212 km or 132 mi Ansan
$924
213 km or 132 mi Fengcheng
$663
213 km or 133 mi Gunpo
$962
215 km or 134 mi Seongnam
$1068
216 km or 134 mi Uiwang
$925
216 km or 134 mi Siheung
$966
217 km or 135 mi Chuncheon
$919