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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 94.60
Rent Index: 35.58
Groceries Index: 99.55
Restaurants Index: 57.71
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 65.96
Local Purchasing Power: 93.07

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
600.00
1,000.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥
3,000.00
5,847.46
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥
600.00
700.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 390.00 ¥
300.00
500.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥
350.00
600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 368.33 ¥
300.00
400.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.70 ¥
120.00
150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.41 ¥
100.00
120.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 184.47 ¥
155.00
200.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 176.27 ¥
120.00
250.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 476.24 ¥
370.00
698.00
Eggs (12) 214.80 ¥
180.00
262.11
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,762.61 ¥
1,000.00
2,645.55
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 845.48 ¥
551.16
1,200.00
Apples (1kg) 545.54 ¥
481.16
700.00
Oranges (1kg) 471.46 ¥
400.00
700.00
Tomato (1kg) 631.35 ¥
400.00
1,000.00
Potato (1kg) 338.81 ¥
250.00
500.00
Lettuce (1 head) 187.45 ¥
150.00
250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 143.59 ¥
100.00
200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,250.00 ¥
1,000.00
1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 272.96 ¥
200.00
320.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 321.92 ¥
250.00
400.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥
440.00
460.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
160.00
250.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
6,900.00
12,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥
650.00
710.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 312.20 ¥
250.00
500.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥
2,880.00
3,085.80
Gasoline (1 liter) 153.46 ¥
150.00
160.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥
2,100,000.00
3,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,175.25 ¥
15,000.00
25,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 52.21 ¥
30.00
99.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,768.49 ¥
2,990.00
4,800.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,462.50 ¥
6,500.00
10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,522.22 ¥
700.00
2,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
1,700.00
1,900.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,889.01 ¥
6,000.00
10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,738.41 ¥
3,000.00
7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 8,049.33 ¥
6,000.00
10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,800.00 ¥
6,000.00
15,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 96,557.74 ¥
70,000.00
140,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,476.19 ¥
45,000.00
75,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 203,728.40 ¥
150,000.00
300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 122,257.14 ¥
85,000.00
180,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 586,514.58 ¥
500,000.00
750,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 378,877.59 ¥
269,097.76
500,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 277,655.73 ¥
231,482.42
320,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00
1.50
2.50

These data are based on 3562 entries in the past 18 months from 354 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2014

Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.

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