Cost of living in North Korea

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Food Price in ₩
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 KPW
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 KPW
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 KPW
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 KPW
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 KPW
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 KPW
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 KPW
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 KPW
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 KPW
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 KPW
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 KPW
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 KPW
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 KPW
1.5 kg Sugar 10 KPW
2 liter cooking oil 20 KPW
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 KPW
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 KPW
1 liter milk 8.50 KPW
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 KPW
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 KPW
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 KPW
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 KPW
House Cleaning fee per day 105 KPW
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 KPW
Original branded Electric Fans 200 KPW
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 KPW
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 KPW
Single bed Blankets 120 KPW
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 KPW
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 KPW
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 KPW
Men's haircut 40 KPW
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 KPW
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 KPW
1 month of gym subscription. 105 KPW
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 KPW
Unisex Loris perfume 30 KPW
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 KPW
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 KPW
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 KPW
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 KPW
Go carting 30mins 120 KPW
Movie House 3d cinema 30 KPW
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 KPW
Photo shoot 120 KPW
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 KPW
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 KPW
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 KPW
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 KPW
Spalding Basketball 200 KPW
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 KPW
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 KPW
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 KPW
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 KPW
1 day rent a car cost 140 KPW
Driver’s license 2300 KPW
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 KPW
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 KPW
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 KPW
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 KPW
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 KPW
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 KPW

Cost of living in Myanmar is 47.11% lower than in United States and is 26.94% lower than in Zimbabwe.


Monthly rent for an 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area costs MMK 1 870 320, and monthly rent for an 85 m2 furnished accommodation in normal area costs MMK 958 240. Apartments in Myanmar will have a bed, couch, television, TV, wardrobe and washing machine, to name but a few.


Larger towns in Myanmar offer a variety of transport options including city buses, motorcycle taxis, bicycle rickshaws or trishaws, horse carts (myint hlei), ox carts, taxis (taxi), or three-wheelers.

Rental Cars- there are several car hire options available in Myanmar including Avis, Apex car rental, and sonic star, to name but a few.

Buses- VIP buses are probably the most comfortable mode of long-distance transport for traveling through Myanmar. They are air-conditioned, with reclining seats, a place to charge your phone, and the price includes a pillow, blanket, snack, and water bottle. Public buses are great for exploring, and are affordable. These usualy cost K200.

Trains- are a great way to get around and they often go through many rural areas to offer a super scenic ride.

Scooters/Motorbikes-The best way to explore the countryside is by motorbike. These offer a more exciting ride and can cost between K500 and K1500.

Taxis- Taxis are reasonably cheap in Myanmar especially metered taxis. Get a metred taxi to avoid being scammed. Taxis can cost between K500 and K1500 as well for a 1.25 mile distance.

Bills and Utilities- The prices of Utilities have risen in recent years. Utility prices in Myanmar are as follows: Basic utilities (Water, heating, garbage and electricity) costs K 128 392, Cable/DSL internet connection (unlimited data and speed of 60Mbps) costs K 24 375, and Local one-minute prepaid calls costs K 30.