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Cost of Living in Osaka

Cost of living in Osaka is 18.46% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 959.73$ (112,313.83¥) and for four person family at 3,433.01$ (401,752.99¥) (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥ 600.00-1,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥ 600.00-752.90
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 450.00 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥ 500.00-600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 368.08 ¥ 300.00-420.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 133.94 ¥ 100.00-150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.67 ¥ 100.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 747.07 ¥ 715.44-757.08
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 201.92 ¥ 154.09-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 181.44 ¥ 136.08-226.80
Eggs (12) 238.00 ¥ 220.00-250.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 644.84 ¥ 589.67-700.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 294.84 ¥ 249.48-362.87
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,814.37 ¥
Apples (1 lb) 136.08 ¥ 90.72-181.44
Banana (1 lb) 181.44 ¥
Oranges (1 lb) 181.44 ¥ 181.44-181.44
Tomato (1 lb) 204.12 ¥ 181.44-226.80
Potato (1 lb) 120.20 ¥ 104.33-136.08
Onion (1 lb) 90.72 ¥
Lettuce (1 head) 185.00 ¥ 150.00-220.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 166.23 ¥ 84.92-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 ¥ 600.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 276.67 ¥ 150.00-400.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 366.67 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 460.00 ¥ 440.00-460.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 230.00 ¥ 180.00-280.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,000.00 ¥ 6,000.00-10,450.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 655.00 ¥ 600.00-750.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 ¥ 402.34-1,448.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2,600.00 ¥ 2,500.00-2,700.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 561.70 ¥ 522.73-605.67
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 ¥
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 22,918.78 ¥ 12,750.00-35,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 35.17 ¥ 25.00-45.35
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,098.33 ¥ 4,000.00-4,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,698.50 ¥ 6,793.99-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,100.00 ¥ 1,000.00-1,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,600.00-2,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,125.00 ¥ 7,000.00-9,250.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,333.33 ¥ 3,000.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,000.00 ¥ 5,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,970.25 ¥ 6,000.00-10,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 70,000.00 ¥ 60,000.00-85,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 42,328.32 ¥ 30,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 152,000.00 ¥ 120,000.00-180,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 95,889.47 ¥ 59,447.37-120,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 58,992.94 ¥ 52,954.29-65,031.59
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 40,412.49 ¥ 39,018.95-41,806.02
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 226,666.67 ¥ 200,000.00-250,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.40 0.80-2.00

Prices in Osaka, Japan

These data are based on 344 entries in the past 18 months from 47 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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8 Comments so far
#marmalade on Oct 20, 2015 :
Im gonna be in osaka for 1 month and living is covered. will 80,000yen be enough for attractions and food? For attractions will be just kyoto and osaka.
#R4ms on Aug 07, 2014 :
I like to know lots about japan as I will visiting soon anyone help and guide me
Thank you
#ALKESH HADA on Jun 17, 2014 :
I got MEXT fellowshing 150000 yen/month, i got free accommodation and food in university campus (hostle). is it sufficient amount for living in osaka city?
one more thing what is normal expenditure per month, no need to include accommodation and fooding.
please send me the perfect answer.
Thanks
#Dillweed on May 02, 2014 :
actually 102 yen= 1 US dollar
#anu on Feb 26, 2014 :
I am living in osaka (from march 2013-now) the rate are almost correct. Good site nice information for newcomers.
#Optimist on Jan 18, 2014 :
I want to be a rich people in Osaka
#Anonymous on Jan 05, 2014 :
100 yen = 1 us dollor
#I want to cry on Aug 08, 2013 :
I am too poor to pay these costs but I want to live in Japan.

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