New York City vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

New York City Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$3879
$1662
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$8148
$4101
🏠 One person rent
$2541
$951
🏘️ Family rent
$3789
$2111
🍽️ Food expenses
$751
$495
🚐 Transport expenses
$399
$162
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$6502
$400
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
100
20
😀 Quality of life
95
21
🏙️ Population
8.8M
2.86M

The cost of living in New York City is 133% more expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 4th and 2442nd ($3879 vs $1662) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United States and North Korea, respectively. Check the United States vs North Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in New York City compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. New York City ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 20th and 8982nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in New York City vs Pyongyang

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New York City Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$20.3
$8.45
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$86.4
$112
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11.6
$5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.96
$1.84
 Cappuccino
$5.34
$1.88
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.61
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$3256
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2148
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$5076
$3201
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3179
$1615
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$80.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$162
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.8
$54.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.68%
11.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$15640
$1529
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10052
$843
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.96
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$129
$47.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$28.6
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.12
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
$2.51
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$4.02
$2.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$2.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.41
$2.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.1
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.4
$18.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$20.5
$6.36
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.63
$3.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.34
$1.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.19
$6.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.77
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.68
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.38
$2.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$19.6
$6.97
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.22
$2.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.5
$2.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.16
$3.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.93
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$5.39
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.33
$4.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$94.7
$23.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$17.5
$4.35
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$112
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$28.3
$3.81
👖 Brand Jeans
$65.2
$30.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.3
$62.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2504
$121
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$17718
$4084

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.6 mi Astoria
$2775
11 km or 6.8 mi Hoboken
$3307
11 km or 7.1 mi Jersey
$2660
13 km or 8.3 mi Union
$2628
14 km or 8.8 mi West New York
$2325
14 km or 8.9 mi Bayonne
$3057
15 km or 9.6 mi North Bergen
$2358
17 km or 10 mi Secaucus
$2488
17 km or 11 mi Cliffside Park
$2512
18 km or 11 mi Kearny
$2371
20 km or 12 mi Valley Stream
$2600
20 km or 13 mi Fort Lee
$2720
20 km or 13 mi Lyndhurst
$2382
22 km or 14 mi Newark
$1916
23 km or 14 mi Elizabeth
$2419
23 km or 14 mi Belleville
$2261
25 km or 15 mi Hillside
$2289
25 km or 15 mi Long Beach
$2569
25 km or 15 mi Nutley
$2302
25 km or 16 mi East Orange
$2012
25 km or 16 mi Irvington
$2177
26 km or 16 mi Rockville Centre
$2570
26 km or 16 mi Linden
$2444
26 km or 16 mi Hackensack
$2469
26 km or 16 mi Bloomfield
$2233
26 km or 16 mi Teaneck
$2521
26 km or 16 mi Carteret
$2479
26 km or 16 mi Passaic
$2485
27 km or 17 mi Roselle
$2394
27 km or 17 mi Hempstead
$2949
28 km or 17 mi Union Township
$2387
28 km or 18 mi Clifton
$2662
28 km or 18 mi Maplewood
$2335
29 km or 18 mi Montclair
$2347
29 km or 18 mi Bergenfield
$2473
29 km or 18 mi Mount Vernon
$2591
30 km or 18 mi Rahway
$2450
30 km or 18 mi Uniondale
$2442
30 km or 18 mi West Orange
$2255
30 km or 18 mi New Rochelle
$2985

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Pyongsong
$1550
44 km or 27 mi Nampo
$1568
46 km or 29 mi Sunchon
$1583
59 km or 36 mi Sariwon
$1568
65 km or 41 mi Anju
$1557
76 km or 47 mi Kaechon
$1567
77 km or 48 mi Chongju
$1545
95 km or 59 mi Tokchon
$1561
111 km or 69 mi Haeju
$1558
115 km or 71 mi Kusong
$1549
135 km or 84 mi Huichon
$1548
138 km or 86 mi Kaesong
$1553
149 km or 92 mi Wonsan
$1569
163 km or 102 mi Paju
$1043
165 km or 102 mi Sinuiju
$1574
165 km or 103 mi Donggang
$538
167 km or 104 mi Dandong
$533
170 km or 106 mi Dongducheon
$977
178 km or 111 mi Gimpo
$1059
180 km or 112 mi Yangju
$933
180 km or 112 mi Pocheon
$995
181 km or 112 mi Goyang
$1128
183 km or 113 mi Uijeongbu
$921
184 km or 114 mi Hamhung
$1602
192 km or 119 mi Incheon
$1054
193 km or 120 mi Bucheon
$1135
195 km or 121 mi Seoul
$1513
199 km or 124 mi Gwangmyeong
$1074
202 km or 125 mi Guri
$1102
202 km or 125 mi Namyangju
$1104
209 km or 130 mi Gwacheon
$1031
210 km or 130 mi Anyang
$1081
210 km or 131 mi Hanam
$1060
212 km or 132 mi Ansan
$1013
213 km or 132 mi Fengcheng
$530
213 km or 133 mi Gunpo
$1022
215 km or 134 mi Seongnam
$1089
216 km or 134 mi Uiwang
$1002
216 km or 134 mi Siheung
$1057
217 km or 135 mi Chuncheon
$1008