Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 2.75% lower than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 7.58% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Sydney are 29.28% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 32.95% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 13.40% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 11.11% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(12.28 A$)
1,465.33 ¥
(18.00 A$)
     +46.53 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,000.00 ¥
(73.70 A$)
8,140.70 ¥
(100.00 A$)
     +35.68 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(8.60 A$)
976.88 ¥
(12.00 A$)
     +39.55 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(6.14 A$)
651.26 ¥
(8.00 A$)
     +30.25 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 ¥
(7.37 A$)
732.66 ¥
(9.00 A$)
     +22.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 410.22 ¥
(5.04 A$)
329.49 ¥
(4.05 A$)
     -19.68 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 149.28 ¥
(1.83 A$)
256.37 ¥
(3.15 A$)
     +71.73 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 109.35 ¥
(1.34 A$)
220.27 ¥
(2.71 A$)
     +101.44 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 788.80 ¥
(9.69 A$)
527.68 ¥
(6.48 A$)
     -33.10 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 218.32 ¥
(2.68 A$)
204.13 ¥
(2.51 A$)
     -6.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 222.96 ¥
(2.74 A$)
92.95 ¥
(1.14 A$)
     -58.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 259.05 ¥
(3.18 A$)
394.57 ¥
(4.85 A$)
     +52.32 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 775.00 ¥
(9.52 A$)
404.62 ¥
(4.97 A$)
     -47.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 444.95 ¥
(5.47 A$)
417.25 ¥
(5.13 A$)
     -6.23 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,095.07 ¥
(13.45 A$)
700.98 ¥
(8.61 A$)
     -35.99 %
Apples (1 lb) 394.39 ¥
(4.84 A$)
179.24 ¥
(2.20 A$)
     -54.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 167.53 ¥
(2.06 A$)
128.39 ¥
(1.58 A$)
     -23.36 %
Oranges (1 lb) 277.39 ¥
(3.41 A$)
124.75 ¥
(1.53 A$)
     -55.03 %
Tomato (1 lb) 302.67 ¥
(3.72 A$)
195.73 ¥
(2.40 A$)
     -35.33 %
Potato (1 lb) 174.50 ¥
(2.14 A$)
123.08 ¥
(1.51 A$)
     -29.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 155.29 ¥
(1.91 A$)
107.30 ¥
(1.32 A$)
     -30.90 %
Lettuce (1 head) 199.57 ¥
(2.45 A$)
211.29 ¥
(2.60 A$)
     +5.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 128.32 ¥
(1.58 A$)
161.70 ¥
(1.99 A$)
     +26.02 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 ¥
(18.43 A$)
1,343.21 ¥
(16.50 A$)
     -10.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 342.57 ¥
(4.21 A$)
411.02 ¥
(5.05 A$)
     +19.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 407.50 ¥
(5.01 A$)
472.28 ¥
(5.80 A$)
     +15.90 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 520.00 ¥
(6.39 A$)
2,849.24 ¥
(35.00 A$)
     +447.93 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥
(2.58 A$)
325.63 ¥
(4.00 A$)
     +55.06 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,750.00 ¥
(132.05 A$)
17,697.17 ¥
(217.39 A$)
     +64.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 450.00 ¥
(5.53 A$)
370.40 ¥
(4.55 A$)
     -17.69 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 675.92 ¥
(8.30 A$)
309.19 ¥
(3.80 A$)
     -54.26 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,194.12 ¥
(39.24 A$)
4,614.15 ¥
(56.68 A$)
     +44.46 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 532.08 ¥
(6.54 A$)
436.24 ¥
(5.36 A$)
     -18.01 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥
(30,709.90 A$)
2,441,802.00 ¥
(29,995.00 A$)
     -2.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,165,500.00 ¥
(26,600.92 A$)
2,182,329.81 ¥
(26,807.65 A$)
     +0.78 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 23,902.99 ¥
(293.62 A$)
14,148.71 ¥
(173.80 A$)
     -40.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 28.75 ¥
(0.35 A$)
63.13 ¥
(0.78 A$)
     +119.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,517.74 ¥
(55.50 A$)
5,849.35 ¥
(71.85 A$)
     +29.48 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,838.71 ¥
(120.86 A$)
6,405.08 ¥
(78.68 A$)
     -34.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,337.50 ¥
(41.00 A$)
1,997.60 ¥
(24.54 A$)
     -40.15 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(22.11 A$)
1,628.14 ¥
(20.00 A$)
     -9.55 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 103,416.67 ¥
(1,270.37 A$)
190,384.85 ¥
(2,338.68 A$)
     +84.09 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,161,000.00 ¥
(26,545.64 A$)
1,632,949.77 ¥
(20,059.09 A$)
     -24.44 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,731.02 ¥
(82.68 A$)
8,685.06 ¥
(106.69 A$)
     +29.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,408.70 ¥
(54.16 A$)
5,628.31 ¥
(69.14 A$)
     +27.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,092.00 ¥
(99.40 A$)
11,280.68 ¥
(138.57 A$)
     +39.41 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,884.62 ¥
(158.27 A$)
12,320.63 ¥
(151.35 A$)
     -4.38 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 154,542.69 ¥
(1,898.40 A$)
216,129.24 ¥
(2,654.92 A$)
     +39.85 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 77,248.57 ¥
(948.92 A$)
158,046.74 ¥
(1,941.44 A$)
     +104.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 369,017.12 ¥
(4,532.99 A$)
390,577.06 ¥
(4,797.83 A$)
     +5.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 176,800.00 ¥
(2,171.80 A$)
243,157.19 ¥
(2,986.93 A$)
     +37.53 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 119,689.10 ¥
(1,470.26 A$)
110,243.18 ¥
(1,354.22 A$)
     -7.89 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68,479.73 ¥
(841.20 A$)
67,309.74 ¥
(826.83 A$)
     -1.71 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 408,543.80 ¥
(5,018.54 A$)
488,345.86 ¥
(5,998.82 A$)
     +19.53 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.20 2.95      +146.54 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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