Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Sydney 

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Consumer Prices in Sydney are 1.77% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 14.48% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Sydney are 43.12% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 44.43% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 12.05% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 12.01% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(11.65 A$)
1,717.12 ¥
(20.00 A$)
     +71.71 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,000.00 ¥
(69.88 A$)
8,585.60 ¥
(100.00 A$)
     +43.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(8.15 A$)
1,030.27 ¥
(12.00 A$)
     +47.18 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(5.82 A$)
686.85 ¥
(8.00 A$)
     +37.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 ¥
(6.99 A$)
772.70 ¥
(9.00 A$)
     +28.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 424.50 ¥
(4.94 A$)
356.86 ¥
(4.16 A$)
     -15.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 152.38 ¥
(1.77 A$)
282.42 ¥
(3.29 A$)
     +85.34 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 114.77 ¥
(1.34 A$)
245.50 ¥
(2.86 A$)
     +113.91 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 779.07 ¥
(9.07 A$)
556.47 ¥
(6.48 A$)
     -28.57 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 223.20 ¥
(2.60 A$)
223.91 ¥
(2.61 A$)
     +0.32 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 228.05 ¥
(2.66 A$)
103.04 ¥
(1.20 A$)
     -54.82 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 248.29 ¥
(2.89 A$)
410.39 ¥
(4.78 A$)
     +65.29 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 885.15 ¥
(10.31 A$)
435.61 ¥
(5.07 A$)
     -50.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 459.04 ¥
(5.35 A$)
449.03 ¥
(5.23 A$)
     -2.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,230.67 ¥
(14.33 A$)
761.16 ¥
(8.87 A$)
     -38.15 %
Apples (1 lb) 398.68 ¥
(4.64 A$)
179.20 ¥
(2.09 A$)
     -55.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 192.66 ¥
(2.24 A$)
145.79 ¥
(1.70 A$)
     -24.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 319.78 ¥
(3.72 A$)
141.30 ¥
(1.65 A$)
     -55.81 %
Tomato (1 lb) 303.70 ¥
(3.54 A$)
217.72 ¥
(2.54 A$)
     -28.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 211.32 ¥
(2.46 A$)
132.34 ¥
(1.54 A$)
     -37.38 %
Onion (1 lb) 176.63 ¥
(2.06 A$)
111.77 ¥
(1.30 A$)
     -36.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 206.33 ¥
(2.40 A$)
221.76 ¥
(2.58 A$)
     +7.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 138.09 ¥
(1.61 A$)
192.48 ¥
(2.24 A$)
     +39.39 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,300.00 ¥
(15.14 A$)
1,459.55 ¥
(17.00 A$)
     +12.27 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 322.43 ¥
(3.76 A$)
471.71 ¥
(5.49 A$)
     +46.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 395.38 ¥
(4.61 A$)
525.17 ¥
(6.12 A$)
     +32.83 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 520.00 ¥
(6.06 A$)
3,175.82 ¥
(36.99 A$)
     +510.73 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥
(2.45 A$)
384.64 ¥
(4.48 A$)
     +83.16 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,250.00 ¥
(119.39 A$)
18,664.36 ¥
(217.39 A$)
     +82.09 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 440.00 ¥
(5.12 A$)
343.42 ¥
(4.00 A$)
     -21.95 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 675.92 ¥
(7.87 A$)
321.94 ¥
(3.75 A$)
     -52.37 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,388.24 ¥
(39.46 A$)
4,866.32 ¥
(56.68 A$)
     +43.62 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 535.32 ¥
(6.24 A$)
480.17 ¥
(5.59 A$)
     -10.30 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥
(29,118.51 A$)
2,575,681.48 ¥
(30,000.00 A$)
     +3.03 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,165,000.00 ¥
(25,216.63 A$)
2,379,644.65 ¥
(27,716.68 A$)
     +9.91 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 24,157.28 ¥
(281.37 A$)
15,365.57 ¥
(178.97 A$)
     -36.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 26.38 ¥
(0.31 A$)
68.02 ¥
(0.79 A$)
     +157.90 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,512.00 ¥
(52.55 A$)
6,193.70 ¥
(72.14 A$)
     +37.27 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,404.76 ¥
(109.54 A$)
6,991.41 ¥
(81.43 A$)
     -25.66 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,522.22 ¥
(41.02 A$)
2,106.78 ¥
(24.54 A$)
     -40.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(20.97 A$)
1,717.12 ¥
(20.00 A$)
     -4.60 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 71,666.67 ¥
(834.73 A$)
195,710.06 ¥
(2,279.51 A$)
     +173.08 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,130,588.24 ¥
(24,815.82 A$)
1,775,584.87 ¥
(20,680.95 A$)
     -16.66 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,542.46 ¥
(76.20 A$)
9,426.11 ¥
(109.79 A$)
     +44.08 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,556.00 ¥
(53.07 A$)
6,144.84 ¥
(71.57 A$)
     +34.87 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,686.96 ¥
(101.18 A$)
12,252.88 ¥
(142.71 A$)
     +41.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 13,517.24 ¥
(157.44 A$)
13,439.77 ¥
(156.54 A$)
     -0.57 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 147,253.93 ¥
(1,715.13 A$)
232,113.42 ¥
(2,703.52 A$)
     +57.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 78,690.77 ¥
(916.54 A$)
166,201.41 ¥
(1,935.81 A$)
     +111.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 342,822.19 ¥
(3,992.99 A$)
415,227.63 ¥
(4,836.32 A$)
     +21.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 179,960.00 ¥
(2,096.07 A$)
265,621.01 ¥
(3,093.79 A$)
     +47.60 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 124,539.50 ¥
(1,450.56 A$)
120,459.63 ¥
(1,403.04 A$)
     -3.28 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 76,572.80 ¥
(891.87 A$)
71,837.51 ¥
(836.72 A$)
     -6.18 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 403,917.07 ¥
(4,704.58 A$)
517,942.64 ¥
(6,032.69 A$)
     +28.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.17 2.75      +134.87 %
Last update: October 2021October 2021
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