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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 21.06% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 17.51% 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 4,045.15 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥ 600.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 372.03 ¥ 270.00-500.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥ 350.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 373.65 ¥ 300.00-450.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 135.08 ¥ 110.00-150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 107.15 ¥ 100.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 181.19 ¥ 150.00-200.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 169.26 ¥ 120.00-250.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 464.91 ¥ 300.00-800.00
Eggs (12) 223.34 ¥ 198.00-276.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,985.50 ¥ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 830.53 ¥ 550.00-1,100.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,096.67 ¥ 1,300.00-3,000.00
Apples (1kg) 642.88 ¥ 400.00-1,000.00
Banana (1kg) 333.62 ¥ 200.00-661.39
Oranges (1kg) 542.45 ¥ 398.00-1,000.00
Tomato (1kg) 686.22 ¥ 400.00-1,200.00
Potato (1kg) 366.62 ¥ 250.00-600.00
Onion (1kg) 374.83 ¥ 200.00-600.00
Lettuce (1 head) 185.10 ¥ 150.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 142.85 ¥ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥ 900.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 276.88 ¥ 200.00-350.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 382.94 ¥ 258.00-500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥ 440.00-470.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥ 165.00-270.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 7,000.00-12,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 710.00 ¥ 600.00-750.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 320.00 ¥ 220.00-453.60
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,030.00 ¥ 2,658.88-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 136.49 ¥ 118.88-160.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,463,082.50 ¥ 2,000,000.00-2,900,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 19,709.69 ¥ 11,900.00-30,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.57 ¥ 25.00-59.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,093.07 ¥ 3,000.00-5,560.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,721.30 ¥ 7,000.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,414.71 ¥ 1,000.00-2,000.00
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) 7,631.44 ¥ 5,000.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,102.99 ¥ 2,965.60-5,583.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,325.56 ¥ 6,000.00-10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,558.96 ¥ 5,980.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 93,444.95 ¥ 60,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 58,193.59 ¥ 40,000.00-87,775.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 212,267.37 ¥ 120,000.00-400,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 123,502.59 ¥ 80,000.00-200,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,477,331.61 ¥ 611,000.00-2,790,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 695,737.00 ¥ 300,000.00-1,144,795.69
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 273,928.12 ¥ 200,000.00-400,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.65 1.00-2.30

Prices in Japan

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