There are around 46,000 North Koreans working abroad. When Kim Jong-un came to power, he ordered people to work abroad even if it means that a few defect. This is because when Kumkang Mt tour and Kaesong industrial complex shut down he had no money. The monthly salary of an average North Korean working abroad is $300~1000. However, 70~90% of the salary are taxed. Therefore, they end up getting paid around $100~130. Most of the taxed money are not used for the goodwill of these workers. They are only used for Kim Jong-un’s luxurious life. The North Korean workers are modern slaves.