Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 18.8% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 35.4% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Sydney are 74.8% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 86.1% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 1.6% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 15.5% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(10.90 A$)
2,294.11 ¥
(25.00 A$)
     +129.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,225.00 ¥
(67.84 A$)
11,929.38 ¥
(130.00 A$)
     +91.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(7.63 A$)
1,376.47 ¥
(15.00 A$)
     +96.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 570.00 ¥
(6.21 A$)
917.64 ¥
(10.00 A$)
     +61.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(7.63 A$)
917.64 ¥
(10.00 A$)
     +31.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 463.06 ¥
(5.05 A$)
432.54 ¥
(4.71 A$)
     -6.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 166.29 ¥
(1.81 A$)
315.63 ¥
(3.44 A$)
     +89.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 120.21 ¥
(1.31 A$)
298.14 ¥
(3.25 A$)
     +148.0 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 733.58 ¥
(7.99 A$)
815.94 ¥
(8.89 A$)
     +11.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 184.99 ¥
(2.02 A$)
309.52 ¥
(3.37 A$)
     +67.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 202.39 ¥
(2.21 A$)
130.24 ¥
(1.42 A$)
     -35.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 259.67 ¥
(2.83 A$)
554.16 ¥
(6.04 A$)
     +113.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 912.52 ¥
(9.94 A$)
576.56 ¥
(6.28 A$)
     -36.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 505.89 ¥
(5.51 A$)
512.31 ¥
(5.58 A$)
     +1.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,427.00 ¥
(15.55 A$)
841.24 ¥
(9.17 A$)
     -41.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 430.52 ¥
(4.69 A$)
188.02 ¥
(2.05 A$)
     -56.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 201.41 ¥
(2.19 A$)
151.48 ¥
(1.65 A$)
     -24.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 415.48 ¥
(4.53 A$)
164.45 ¥
(1.79 A$)
     -60.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 287.41 ¥
(3.13 A$)
316.58 ¥
(3.45 A$)
     +10.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 274.06 ¥
(2.99 A$)
157.95 ¥
(1.72 A$)
     -42.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 234.10 ¥
(2.55 A$)
137.23 ¥
(1.50 A$)
     -41.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 197.00 ¥
(2.15 A$)
381.02 ¥
(4.15 A$)
     +93.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 132.96 ¥
(1.45 A$)
212.21 ¥
(2.31 A$)
     +59.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(13.08 A$)
1,651.76 ¥
(18.00 A$)
     +37.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 293.30 ¥
(3.20 A$)
614.31 ¥
(6.69 A$)
     +109.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 390.00 ¥
(4.25 A$)
673.36 ¥
(7.34 A$)
     +72.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(6.54 A$)
3,762.34 ¥
(41.00 A$)
     +527.1 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(2.18 A$)
458.82 ¥
(5.00 A$)
     +129.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(108.97 A$)
19,948.80 ¥
(217.39 A$)
     +99.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 475.00 ¥
(5.18 A$)
458.82 ¥
(5.00 A$)
     -3.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 675.92 ¥
(7.37 A$)
413.51 ¥
(4.51 A$)
     -38.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,388.00 ¥
(36.92 A$)
5,505.87 ¥
(60.00 A$)
     +62.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 632.85 ¥
(6.90 A$)
709.25 ¥
(7.73 A$)
     +12.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,700,000.00 ¥
(29,423.15 A$)
3,211,756.19 ¥
(35,000.00 A$)
     +19.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,348,500.00 ¥
(25,592.70 A$)
2,750,982.89 ¥
(29,978.74 A$)
     +17.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 23,575.42 ¥
(256.91 A$)
22,961.53 ¥
(250.22 A$)
     -2.6 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 52.22 ¥
(0.57 A$)
82.83 ¥
(0.90 A$)
     +58.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,565.64 ¥
(49.75 A$)
7,340.31 ¥
(79.99 A$)
     +60.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,309.09 ¥
(101.45 A$)
8,158.59 ¥
(88.91 A$)
     -12.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,666.67 ¥
(29.06 A$)
2,399.84 ¥
(26.15 A$)
     -10.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(19.62 A$)
2,110.58 ¥
(23.00 A$)
     +17.3 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 64,444.44 ¥
(702.28 A$)
228,908.64 ¥
(2,494.52 A$)
     +255.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,180,000.00 ¥
(23,756.47 A$)
2,131,994.35 ¥
(23,233.33 A$)
     -2.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,135.41 ¥
(66.86 A$)
11,037.34 ¥
(120.28 A$)
     +79.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,169.35 ¥
(56.33 A$)
7,726.85 ¥
(84.20 A$)
     +49.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,737.50 ¥
(95.22 A$)
16,011.37 ¥
(174.48 A$)
     +83.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 13,884.21 ¥
(151.30 A$)
17,991.30 ¥
(196.06 A$)
     +29.6 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 152,763.16 ¥
(1,664.73 A$)
263,399.76 ¥
(2,870.39 A$)
     +72.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 88,157.69 ¥
(960.70 A$)
191,749.49 ¥
(2,089.58 A$)
     +117.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 335,800.00 ¥
(3,659.37 A$)
541,858.03 ¥
(5,904.88 A$)
     +61.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 185,370.37 ¥
(2,020.07 A$)
335,034.75 ¥
(3,651.03 A$)
     +80.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 109,354.37 ¥
(1,191.69 A$)
181,970.74 ¥
(1,983.02 A$)
     +66.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,943.30 ¥
(696.82 A$)
110,474.79 ¥
(1,203.90 A$)
     +72.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 374,766.37 ¥
(4,084.00 A$)
586,327.39 ¥
(6,389.48 A$)
     +56.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.13 4.21      +272.4 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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