February 05, 2023

How much money do North Koreans make?

Thanks to black market, official salaries provide very poor barometer

When we talk about any particular society, we tend to pay attention to the average income of its people. How much does a skilled worker make? And what about a high-ranking official? A junior military officer?

Such questions are important, to be sure, but North Korea is a country where such simple questions are nearly impossible to answer with any precision.