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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 53.08
Rent Index: 24.16
Groceries Index: 55.71
Restaurants Index: 38.73
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 39.15
Local Purchasing Power: 42.41

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.50 ¥
15.00
32.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 ¥
100.00
200.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 28.00 ¥
25.00
30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 8.00 ¥
5.00
15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 25.00 ¥
15.00
35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 27.06 ¥
20.00
30.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.47 ¥
3.00
5.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.19 ¥
2.00
3.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 12.94 ¥
10.00
16.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 10.24 ¥
7.00
15.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 6.51 ¥
5.00
8.60
Eggs (12) 11.71 ¥
8.00
15.60
Local Cheese (1kg) 90.98 ¥
50.00
124.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 25.97 ¥
20.00
33.00
Apples (1kg) 11.28 ¥
8.00
16.00
Oranges (1kg) 11.36 ¥
8.00
16.00
Tomato (1kg) 8.17 ¥
6.00
11.00
Potato (1kg) 5.87 ¥
4.00
10.00
Lettuce (1 head) 4.13 ¥
3.00
6.22
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.88 ¥
3.00
5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 85.00 ¥
50.00
100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.70 ¥
3.00
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 13.88 ¥
10.00
20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 15.00 ¥
15.00
20.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥
2.00
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 ¥
60.00
150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ¥
8.00
13.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.40 ¥
2.00
2.60
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.61 ¥
26.00
50.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 7.96 ¥
7.59
8.27
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
140,000.00
167,800.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 335.46 ¥
200.00
500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 ¥
0.20
0.50
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 121.31 ¥
100.00
150.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 245.82 ¥
166.67
333.33
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 83.70 ¥
50.00
124.43
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 75.00 ¥
60.00
100.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 631.77 ¥
400.00
800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 332.45 ¥
200.00
480.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 682.58 ¥
500.00
850.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 651.64 ¥
400.00
1,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,741.77 ¥
2,100.00
6,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,130.21 ¥
1,200.00
3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,241.59 ¥
4,500.00
13,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,700.11 ¥
2,700.00
8,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 31,376.02 ¥
15,000.00
48,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 15,819.46 ¥
8,000.00
25,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,500.41 ¥
3,000.00
6,230.10
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.25
5.50
7.00

These data are based on 9544 entries in the past 18 months from 856 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2014

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