Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Cambridge, MA 

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Cost of Living in Cambridge, MA is 48.5% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Cambridge, MA is 86.8% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Cambridge, MA are 173.7% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Cambridge, MA are 144.3% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Cambridge, MA are 32.1% higher than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Cambridge, MA is 20.5% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(6.39 $)
3,520.16 ¥
(22.50 $)
     +252.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,250.00 ¥
(46.34 $)
15,645.15 ¥
(100.00 $)
     +115.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 800.00 ¥
(5.11 $)
1,877.42 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +134.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(3.20 $)
1,251.61 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +150.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 800.00 ¥
(5.11 $)
1,251.61 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +56.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 507.19 ¥
(3.24 $)
821.37 ¥
(5.25 $)
     +61.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 174.33 ¥
(1.11 $)
447.17 ¥
(2.86 $)
     +156.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 117.32 ¥
(0.75 $)
400.02 ¥
(2.56 $)
     +241.0 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 896.42 ¥
(5.73 $)
654.75 ¥
(4.19 $)
     -27.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 244.11 ¥
(1.56 $)
567.40 ¥
(3.63 $)
     +132.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 247.77 ¥
(1.58 $)
433.62 ¥
(2.77 $)
     +75.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 334.01 ¥
(2.13 $)
749.86 ¥
(4.79 $)
     +124.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,125.56 ¥
(7.19 $)
1,075.21 ¥
(6.87 $)
     -4.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 502.53 ¥
(3.21 $)
1,004.04 ¥
(6.42 $)
     +99.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,435.91 ¥
(9.18 $)
1,474.85 ¥
(9.43 $)
     +2.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 368.77 ¥
(2.36 $)
405.96 ¥
(2.59 $)
     +10.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 175.99 ¥
(1.12 $)
129.71 ¥
(0.83 $)
     -26.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 402.25 ¥
(2.57 $)
338.46 ¥
(2.16 $)
     -15.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 341.57 ¥
(2.18 $)
453.71 ¥
(2.90 $)
     +32.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 197.12 ¥
(1.26 $)
179.92 ¥
(1.15 $)
     -8.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 192.17 ¥
(1.23 $)
266.30 ¥
(1.70 $)
     +38.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 219.43 ¥
(1.40 $)
299.87 ¥
(1.92 $)
     +36.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 131.12 ¥
(0.84 $)
395.72 ¥
(2.53 $)
     +201.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,150.00 ¥
(7.35 $)
2,346.77 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +104.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 327.48 ¥
(2.09 $)
270.66 ¥
(1.73 $)
     -17.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 458.46 ¥
(2.93 $)
821.37 ¥
(5.25 $)
     +79.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(3.84 $)
1,994.76 ¥
(12.75 $)
     +232.5 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.28 $)
375.48 ¥
(2.40 $)
     +87.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,880.00 ¥
(50.37 $)
14,080.64 ¥
(90.00 $)
     +78.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(3.20 $)
391.13 ¥
(2.50 $)
     -21.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 692.02 ¥
(4.42 $)
438.06 ¥
(2.80 $)
     -36.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(24.22 $)
4,380.64 ¥
(28.00 $)
     +15.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 667.61 ¥
(4.27 $)
560.74 ¥
(3.58 $)
     -16.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥
(21,361.25 $)
4,693,545.00 ¥
(30,000.00 $)
     +40.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,493,125.00 ¥
(15,935.45 $)
3,769,744.12 ¥
(24,095.29 $)
     +51.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 26,258.82 ¥
(167.84 $)
24,805.62 ¥
(158.55 $)
     -5.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,904.74 ¥
(24.96 $)
6,946.45 ¥
(44.40 $)
     +77.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,798.43 ¥
(30.67 $)
8,800.40 ¥
(56.25 $)
     +83.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,624.14 ¥
(61.52 $)
15,645.15 ¥
(100.00 $)
     +62.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,080.44 ¥
(19.69 $)
4,693.55 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +52.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 ¥
(12.14 $)
2,503.22 ¥
(16.00 $)
     +31.7 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 75,650.00 ¥
(483.54 $)
378,091.12 ¥
(2,416.67 $)
     +399.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,267,352.94 ¥
(14,492.37 $)
4,380,642.00 ¥
(28,000.00 $)
     +93.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,328.32 ¥
(53.23 $)
9,195.75 ¥
(58.78 $)
     +10.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,498.33 ¥
(35.14 $)
6,983.43 ¥
(44.64 $)
     +27.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,457.73 ¥
(60.45 $)
14,533.52 ¥
(92.89 $)
     +53.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,427.62 ¥
(79.43 $)
21,903.21 ¥
(140.00 $)
     +76.2 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 154,900.81 ¥
(990.09 $)
443,931.13 ¥
(2,837.50 $)
     +186.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 84,630.45 ¥
(540.94 $)
448,494.30 ¥
(2,866.67 $)
     +429.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 407,525.69 ¥
(2,604.81 $)
797,902.65 ¥
(5,100.00 $)
     +95.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 176,370.65 ¥
(1,127.32 $)
573,655.50 ¥
(3,666.67 $)
     +225.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 122,575.27 ¥
(783.47 $)
105,525.69 ¥
(674.49 $)
     -13.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 67,817.49 ¥
(433.47 $)
70,246.20 ¥
(449.00 $)
     +3.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 426,151.42 ¥
(2,723.86 $)
959,637.00 ¥
(6,133.77 $)
     +125.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.67 6.56      +292.9 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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