Cost of Living in Kusong

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1545
$3741
🛋️ Without rent
$608
$1701
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$937
$2040
🍽️ Food
$495
$1314
🚐 Transport
$61.4
$166
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$365
😀 Quality of life
12
🏙️ Population
197K

The average cost of living in Kusong is $1545, which is in the top 35% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3255th out of 9294 in our global list and 18th out of 24 in North Korea.

The median after-tax salary is $365, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months. Ranked 9203rd (TOP 99%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 20th best city to live in North Korea. With an estimated population of 197K, Kusong is the 18th largest city in North Korea.

Why living in Kusong costs 4.2 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Kusong for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 27 km Kwaksan Air Base
😷 Air quality Moderate 23.8 µg/m³
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Prices in Kusong

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.51
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$112
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.7
 Cappuccino
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$859
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$783
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3103
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1549
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$56.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1335
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$47.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.52
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.72
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$4.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$21.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.18
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.15
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$99.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3226

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