Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 35.4% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 54.9% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Sydney are 98.4% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 86.3% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 18.5% higher than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 12.4% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(10.08 A$)
2,480.18 ¥
(25.00 A$)
     +148.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,000.00 ¥
(70.56 A$)
11,904.88 ¥
(120.00 A$)
     +70.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 800.00 ¥
(8.06 A$)
1,488.11 ¥
(15.00 A$)
     +86.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(5.04 A$)
1,091.28 ¥
(11.00 A$)
     +118.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 800.00 ¥
(8.06 A$)
1,190.49 ¥
(12.00 A$)
     +48.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 496.52 ¥
(5.00 A$)
503.27 ¥
(5.07 A$)
     +1.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 173.06 ¥
(1.74 A$)
400.19 ¥
(4.03 A$)
     +131.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 115.78 ¥
(1.17 A$)
327.33 ¥
(3.30 A$)
     +182.7 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 895.14 ¥
(9.02 A$)
879.93 ¥
(8.87 A$)
     -1.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 244.11 ¥
(2.46 A$)
385.51 ¥
(3.89 A$)
     +57.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 225.68 ¥
(2.27 A$)
156.41 ¥
(1.58 A$)
     -30.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 332.08 ¥
(3.35 A$)
619.97 ¥
(6.25 A$)
     +86.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,125.56 ¥
(11.35 A$)
843.84 ¥
(8.51 A$)
     -25.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 502.53 ¥
(5.07 A$)
583.14 ¥
(5.88 A$)
     +16.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,435.91 ¥
(14.47 A$)
1,041.79 ¥
(10.50 A$)
     -27.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 377.64 ¥
(3.81 A$)
219.94 ¥
(2.22 A$)
     -41.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 177.30 ¥
(1.79 A$)
189.65 ¥
(1.91 A$)
     +7.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 391.41 ¥
(3.95 A$)
213.96 ¥
(2.16 A$)
     -45.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 339.82 ¥
(3.43 A$)
295.55 ¥
(2.98 A$)
     -13.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 197.12 ¥
(1.99 A$)
169.94 ¥
(1.71 A$)
     -13.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 192.17 ¥
(1.94 A$)
158.70 ¥
(1.60 A$)
     -17.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 212.29 ¥
(2.14 A$)
336.45 ¥
(3.39 A$)
     +58.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 133.32 ¥
(1.34 A$)
254.45 ¥
(2.56 A$)
     +90.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,100.00 ¥
(11.09 A$)
1,984.15 ¥
(20.00 A$)
     +80.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 327.48 ¥
(3.30 A$)
798.17 ¥
(8.05 A$)
     +143.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 458.46 ¥
(4.62 A$)
857.93 ¥
(8.65 A$)
     +87.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(6.05 A$)
4,960.37 ¥
(50.00 A$)
     +726.7 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(2.02 A$)
496.04 ¥
(5.00 A$)
     +148.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,800.00 ¥
(78.62 A$)
21,825.62 ¥
(220.00 A$)
     +179.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(5.04 A$)
793.66 ¥
(8.00 A$)
     +58.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 643.74 ¥
(6.49 A$)
718.46 ¥
(7.24 A$)
     +11.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(38.20 A$)
8,928.66 ¥
(90.00 A$)
     +135.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 657.88 ¥
(6.63 A$)
771.77 ¥
(7.78 A$)
     +17.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥
(33,687.01 A$)
4,216,313.12 ¥
(42,500.00 A$)
     +26.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,355,189.47 ¥
(23,740.07 A$)
3,386,802.29 ¥
(34,138.62 A$)
     +43.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 27,217.07 ¥
(274.35 A$)
32,969.63 ¥
(332.33 A$)
     +21.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,860.62 ¥
(38.91 A$)
4,055.10 ¥
(40.88 A$)
     +5.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,879.97 ¥
(49.19 A$)
8,239.77 ¥
(83.06 A$)
     +68.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,278.82 ¥
(93.53 A$)
9,782.91 ¥
(98.61 A$)
     +5.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,828.65 ¥
(28.51 A$)
3,255.91 ¥
(32.82 A$)
     +15.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,850.00 ¥
(18.65 A$)
2,380.98 ¥
(24.00 A$)
     +28.7 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 75,650.00 ¥
(762.54 A$)
318,219.44 ¥
(3,207.62 A$)
     +320.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,215,312.50 ¥
(22,330.12 A$)
2,612,874.04 ¥
(26,337.50 A$)
     +17.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,819.90 ¥
(78.82 A$)
12,163.22 ¥
(122.60 A$)
     +55.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,354.76 ¥
(53.98 A$)
10,153.81 ¥
(102.35 A$)
     +89.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,105.42 ¥
(91.78 A$)
17,292.17 ¥
(174.30 A$)
     +89.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,975.45 ¥
(120.71 A$)
21,375.61 ¥
(215.46 A$)
     +78.5 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 150,780.06 ¥
(1,519.85 A$)
335,650.28 ¥
(3,383.32 A$)
     +122.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 86,443.41 ¥
(871.34 A$)
234,733.39 ¥
(2,366.09 A$)
     +171.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 411,870.19 ¥
(4,151.61 A$)
674,039.83 ¥
(6,794.25 A$)
     +63.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 172,831.82 ¥
(1,742.13 A$)
386,666.55 ¥
(3,897.56 A$)
     +123.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 114,941.35 ¥
(1,158.60 A$)
237,515.70 ¥
(2,394.13 A$)
     +106.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 61,693.47 ¥
(621.86 A$)
150,712.43 ¥
(1,519.17 A$)
     +144.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 434,058.28 ¥
(4,375.26 A$)
588,729.24 ¥
(5,934.33 A$)
     +35.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.67 6.47      +288.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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