Cost of Living Comparison Between Munich and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 1.8% lower than in Munich (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 7.9% lower than in Munich
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 19.8% lower than in Munich
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 39.4% lower than in Munich
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 25.0% higher than in Munich
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 12.6% lower than in Munich
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Restaurants
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(2,115.88 ¥)
7.09 €
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -52.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 €
(9,168.80 ¥)
42.54 €
(6,000.00 ¥)
     -34.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 €
(1,269.53 ¥)
4.96 €
(700.00 ¥)
     -44.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.25 €
(599.50 ¥)
3.90 €
(550.00 ¥)
     -8.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.20 €
(592.45 ¥)
4.61 €
(650.00 ¥)
     +9.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.53 €
(497.74 ¥)
3.24 €
(456.79 ¥)
     -8.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 €
(433.24 ¥)
1.18 €
(166.31 ¥)
     -61.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.77 €
(390.81 ¥)
0.84 €
(118.34 ¥)
     -69.7 %
Markets
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.75 €
(669.65 ¥)
5.21 €
(735.27 ¥)
     +9.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.69 €
(237.92 ¥)
1.31 €
(184.99 ¥)
     -22.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.08 €
(152.47 ¥)
1.43 €
(202.39 ¥)
     +32.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.27 €
(461.93 ¥)
1.83 €
(258.73 ¥)
     -44.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.31 €
(890.11 ¥)
6.47 €
(912.52 ¥)
     +2.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.76 €
(671.99 ¥)
3.59 €
(505.89 ¥)
     -24.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.31 €
(1,172.05 ¥)
10.12 €
(1,427.00 ¥)
     +21.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.29 €
(182.07 ¥)
3.12 €
(440.64 ¥)
     +142.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 €
(120.01 ¥)
1.37 €
(193.56 ¥)
     +61.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.09 €
(154.22 ¥)
2.57 €
(362.58 ¥)
     +135.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.53 €
(216.19 ¥)
2.30 €
(324.81 ¥)
     +50.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.89 €
(124.94 ¥)
1.92 €
(271.28 ¥)
     +117.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.61 €
(86.00 ¥)
1.81 €
(254.91 ¥)
     +196.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.40 €
(198.16 ¥)
1.40 €
(197.00 ¥)
     -0.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.77 €
(109.10 ¥)
0.96 €
(135.29 ¥)
     +24.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 €
(987.41 ¥)
8.51 €
(1,200.00 ¥)
     +21.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.04 €
(146.39 ¥)
2.08 €
(293.30 ¥)
     +100.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 €
(252.37 ¥)
2.76 €
(390.00 ¥)
     +54.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.85 €
(1,107.31 ¥)
4.25 €
(600.00 ¥)
     -45.8 %
Transportation
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 €
(493.70 ¥)
1.42 €
(200.00 ¥)
     -59.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 €
(8,463.51 ¥)
70.89 €
(10,000.00 ¥)
     +18.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.70 €
(662.98 ¥)
3.37 €
(475.00 ¥)
     -28.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.48 €
(490.35 ¥)
4.79 €
(675.92 ¥)
     +37.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 €
(4,231.76 ¥)
24.02 €
(3,388.00 ¥)
     -19.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.75 €
(1,093.37 ¥)
4.49 €
(632.85 ¥)
     -42.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,900.00 €
(3,512,356.94 ¥)
19,140.99 €
(2,700,000.00 ¥)
     -23.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,908.12 €
(3,231,386.01 ¥)
16,649.12 €
(2,348,500.00 ¥)
     -27.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 294.22 €
(41,501.57 ¥)
167.13 €
(23,575.42 ¥)
     -43.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 €
(13.40 ¥)
0.37 €
(52.22 ¥)
     +289.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35.72 €
(5,038.05 ¥)
32.37 €
(4,565.64 ¥)
     -9.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.46 €
(5,848.50 ¥)
68.71 €
(9,692.00 ¥)
     +65.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.13 €
(3,404.21 ¥)
18.90 €
(2,666.67 ¥)
     -21.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 €
(1,692.70 ¥)
12.76 €
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +6.3 %
Childcare
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 610.56 €
(86,124.06 ¥)
456.86 €
(64,444.44 ¥)
     -25.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,040.00 €
(2,262,578.53 ¥)
15,454.58 €
(2,180,000.00 ¥)
     -3.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 88.60 €
(12,498.21 ¥)
43.50 €
(6,135.41 ¥)
     -50.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.62 €
(5,448.33 ¥)
36.65 €
(5,169.35 ¥)
     -5.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.37 €
(12,888.00 ¥)
61.17 €
(8,628.00 ¥)
     -33.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.59 €
(17,010.31 ¥)
98.43 €
(13,884.21 ¥)
     -18.4 %
Rent Per Month
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,327.80 €
(187,297.49 ¥)
1,082.98 €
(152,763.16 ¥)
     -18.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,017.78 €
(143,566.22 ¥)
625.12 €
(88,177.93 ¥)
     -38.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,494.64 €
(351,890.83 ¥)
2,380.57 €
(335,800.00 ¥)
     -4.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,879.59 €
(265,132.82 ¥)
1,305.18 €
(184,107.14 ¥)
     -30.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,126.82 €
(158,946.89 ¥)
777.42 €
(109,662.16 ¥)
     -31.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 830.59 €
(117,162.13 ¥)
471.23 €
(66,471.57 ¥)
     -43.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Munich Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,301.22 €
(465,665.45 ¥)
2,657.53 €
(374,867.77 ¥)
     -19.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.22 1.13      -49.0 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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