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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 15.43% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 18.95% 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 ¥ 600.00-798.78
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 380.00 ¥ 270.00-500.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥ 350.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 370.06 ¥ 300.00-450.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 134.15 ¥ 105.00-150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.67 ¥ 100.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 687.65 ¥ 567.81-757.08
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 155.48 ¥ 108.86-226.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 210.39 ¥ 136.08-353.80
Eggs (12) 222.99 ¥ 198.00-270.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 877.30 ¥ 453.59-1,360.78
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 367.83 ¥ 226.80-544.31
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,027.67 ¥ 680.39-1,360.78
Apples (1 lb) 285.28 ¥ 181.44-453.59
Banana (1 lb) 155.97 ¥ 90.72-300.00
Oranges (1 lb) 228.59 ¥ 136.08-408.23
Tomato (1 lb) 322.71 ¥ 181.44-600.00
Potato (1 lb) 166.56 ¥ 113.40-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 172.30 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Lettuce (1 head) 183.13 ¥ 130.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 143.83 ¥ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥ 900.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 269.58 ¥ 200.00-345.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 379.12 ¥ 280.00-500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥ 440.00-460.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥ 161.42-280.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 6,900.00-14,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥ 600.00-740.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 ¥ 321.87-595.46
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,015.00 ¥ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 536.71 ¥ 483.40-605.67
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,542,656.35 ¥ 2,000,000.00-3,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,209.06 ¥ 11,866.49-30,357.14
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 40.38 ¥ 25.00-60.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,101.94 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,549.61 ¥ 7,000.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,336.67 ¥ 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) 7,527.25 ¥ 5,000.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,037.51 ¥ 2,980.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,494.49 ¥ 6,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,240.80 ¥ 5,600.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 94,543.48 ¥ 60,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 58,856.30 ¥ 40,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 215,725.22 ¥ 120,000.00-450,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 126,539.78 ¥ 80,000.00-200,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 134,900.20 ¥ 55,741.36-241,545.89
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,784.29 ¥ 27,870.68-110,553.70
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 269,146.97 ¥ 200,000.00-400,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.78 1.10-2.40

Prices in Japan

These data are based on 4622 entries in the past 18 months from 507 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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