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Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and New York, NY 

You would need around 6,530.30$ (668,846.05¥) in New York, NY to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 550,000.00¥ in Tokyo (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 6.73% lower than in Tokyo
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 21.61% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 79.85% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 44.19% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 13.55% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 16.61% higher than in Tokyo

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  Tokyo  New York, NY      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 964.39 ¥     1,536.33 ¥      +59.31 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 ¥     7,681.64 ¥      +53.63 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     716.95 ¥      +10.30 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 475.00 ¥     614.53 ¥      +29.38 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     716.95 ¥      +43.39 %
Cappuccino (regular) 376.76 ¥     399.78 ¥      +6.11 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 143.07 ¥     180.86 ¥      +26.41 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 111.44 ¥     154.88 ¥      +38.98 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 194.79 ¥     138.63 ¥      -28.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 189.96 ¥     290.78 ¥      +53.08 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 522.92 ¥     306.66 ¥      -41.36 %
Eggs (12) 232.02 ¥     310.79 ¥      +33.95 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,971.65 ¥     1,098.91 ¥      -44.26 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 959.33 ¥     857.52 ¥      -10.61 %
Apples (1kg) 595.00 ¥     420.69 ¥      -29.30 %
Oranges (1kg) 529.40 ¥     382.99 ¥      -27.66 %
Tomato (1kg) 726.67 ¥     461.14 ¥      -36.54 %
Potato (1kg) 412.50 ¥     210.63 ¥      -48.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 208.31 ¥     238.30 ¥      +14.40 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 147.04 ¥     198.95 ¥      +35.31 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,350.00 ¥     1,536.33 ¥      +13.80 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 255.00 ¥     187.09 ¥      -26.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 313.85 ¥     258.62 ¥      -17.60 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     1,254.67 ¥      +185.15 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 160.00 ¥     256.05 ¥      +60.03 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     11,471.25 ¥      +14.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 710.00 ¥     256.05 ¥      -63.94 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 293.50 ¥     129.16 ¥      -55.99 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,030.00 ¥     3,072.66 ¥      +1.41 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 151.67 ¥     108.72 ¥      -28.32 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥     2,355,703.70 ¥      -5.77 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 21,195.28 ¥     15,666.60 ¥      -26.08 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 60.29 ¥     16.80 ¥      -72.14 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,831.25 ¥     5,014.18 ¥      +30.88 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,460.00 ¥     9,412.57 ¥      -0.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,566.67 ¥     2,864.81 ¥      +82.86 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,395.50 ¥      -22.47 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,750.00 ¥     5,848.24 ¥      -24.54 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 7,300.00 ¥     4,861.63 ¥      -33.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 8,900.00 ¥     9,130.91 ¥      +2.59 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 11,846.15 ¥     12,571.50 ¥      +6.12 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 139,381.87 ¥     292,583.38 ¥      +109.91 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 71,761.90 ¥     173,349.07 ¥      +141.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 335,714.29 ¥     502,374.39 ¥      +49.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 172,266.67 ¥     324,143.89 ¥      +88.16 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 597,202.48 ¥     992,214.14 ¥      +66.14 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 446,535.99 ¥     444,184.55 ¥      -0.53 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 317,290.57 ¥     449,951.70 ¥      +41.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00     3.92      +96.02 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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Currency: JPY



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