Cost of Living in Sunchon

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1498
$4270
🛋️ Without rent
$648
$1791
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$851
$2479
🍽️ Food
$518
$1374
🚐 Transport
$74.2
$183
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$307
🏙️ Population
437K

The average cost of living in Sunchon is $1498, which is in the top 30% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2697th out of 9294 in our global list and 4th out of 24 in North Korea.

The median after-tax salary is $307, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months. Ranked 9116th (TOP 99%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in North Korea. With an estimated population of 437K, Sunchon is the 4th largest city in North Korea.

Why living in Sunchon costs 4.9 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 Sunchon for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport4 kmSunchon Air Base
😷 Air qualityModerate22.2 µg/m³
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Prices in Sunchon

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$110
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.75
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
☕ Cappuccino
$1.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.64

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$753
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$696
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3023
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2108
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$85.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$57.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1025
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$711

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$72.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.03
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$29.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.44
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.69
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.37
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.61
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.64
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$6.81

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$98.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3242