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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 74.74
Rent Index: 27.31
Groceries Index: 75.24
Restaurants Index: 46.31
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 51.22
Local Purchasing Power: 136.59

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
549.62
1,000.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥
3,000.00
6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥
595.42
750.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 363.79 ¥
280.00
500.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥
300.00
606.32
Cappuccino (regular) 367.14 ¥
300.00
450.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 133.83 ¥
110.00
150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.98 ¥
100.00
120.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 693.09 ¥
567.81
757.08
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 150.61 ¥
108.86
226.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 212.01 ¥
136.08
340.19
Eggs (12) 215.60 ¥
180.00
250.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 806.35 ¥
453.59
1,360.78
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 365.53 ¥
226.80
544.31
Apples (1 lb) 257.62 ¥
181.44
453.59
Oranges (1 lb) 206.10 ¥
136.08
317.52
Tomato (1 lb) 312.20 ¥
181.44
600.00
Potato (1 lb) 148.00 ¥
113.40
226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 176.83 ¥
130.00
230.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 141.14 ¥
100.00
200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
850.00
1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 280.99 ¥
200.00
350.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 360.28 ¥
250.00
500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥
421.37
462.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
165.00
280.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,250.00 ¥
6,000.00
12,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥
600.00
730.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 462.69 ¥
321.87
514.99
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥
2,700.00
4,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 558.63 ¥
503.46
613.24
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,640,000.00 ¥
2,000,000.00
3,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,834.34 ¥
12,750.00
30,357.14
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.19 ¥
20.00
60.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,887.86 ¥
2,500.00
6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,448.78 ¥
6,000.00
10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,379.17 ¥
1,000.00
1,800.00
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) 7,865.46 ¥
5,000.00
10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,985.64 ¥
2,500.00
6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,819.44 ¥
6,000.00
12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,431.79 ¥
7,500.00
15,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 91,268.96 ¥
60,000.00
170,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 56,418.45 ¥
40,000.00
80,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 204,353.28 ¥
120,000.00
450,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 122,111.11 ¥
80,000.00
200,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 114,141.71 ¥
52,954.29
204,384.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 59,020.00 ¥
27,870.68
92,902.27
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 274,987.10 ¥
200,000.00
363,792.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.77
1.10
2.30

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Last update: August, 2015

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By City in Japan

Rank
City
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Kyoto 79.35 25.42 52.60 90.88 43.35 102.35
Tokyo 76.10 50.10 63.21 76.54 51.36 128.24
Osaka 70.34 22.78 46.76 65.24 49.40 134.39

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