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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 26.63% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 17.78% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥ 600.00-1,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥ 550.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 ¥ 275.00-500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 350.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 374.48 ¥ 300.00-450.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 133.16 ¥ 100.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 106.43 ¥ 100.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 700.82 ¥ 598.10-794.94
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 155.91 ¥ 105.00-226.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 219.76 ¥ 136.08-362.87
Eggs (12) 230.09 ¥ 198.00-300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 886.37 ¥ 453.59-1,360.78
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 390.59 ¥ 272.16-544.31
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 847.00 ¥ 544.31-1,360.78
Apples (1 lb) 312.16 ¥ 181.44-526.17
Banana (1 lb) 143.76 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Oranges (1 lb) 265.06 ¥ 181.44-453.59
Tomato (1 lb) 330.18 ¥ 226.80-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 173.47 ¥ 113.40-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 159.55 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Lettuce (1 head) 189.46 ¥ 150.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 140.42 ¥ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥ 900.00-1,800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 281.87 ¥ 200.00-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 387.52 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥ 440.00-475.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥ 160.00-270.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,370.00 ¥ 6,140.00-14,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 720.00 ¥ 600.00-750.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 563.27 ¥ 402.34-1,158.73
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,030.00 ¥ 2,552.93-5,400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 495.70 ¥ 435.32-567.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥ 2,000,000.00-3,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,750,000.00 ¥ 2,400,000.00-3,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 19,330.24 ¥ 11,050.00-30,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 44.38 ¥ 30.00-90.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,064.49 ¥ 3,000.00-5,400.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,818.23 ¥ 7,000.00-11,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,539.47 ¥ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,466.14 ¥ 5,000.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,172.57 ¥ 2,748.92-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,376.97 ¥ 6,000.00-10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,965.82 ¥ 6,000.00-16,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 93,164.72 ¥ 60,000.00-145,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 58,329.89 ¥ 40,000.00-85,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 203,432.78 ¥ 120,000.00-350,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 118,123.38 ¥ 80,000.00-178,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 93,241.97 ¥ 51,096.25-176,514.31
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 42,938.54 ¥ 18,580.45-92,902.27
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 265,205.84 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.51 1.00-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: August, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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