Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Sydney 

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Cost of Living in Sydney is 36.6% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Sydney is 54.1% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Sydney are 91.3% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 91.9% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 21.5% higher than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 9.2% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(9.56 A$)
2,405.21 ¥
(23.00 A$)
     +140.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,000.00 ¥
(66.94 A$)
12,548.92 ¥
(120.00 A$)
     +79.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 800.00 ¥
(7.65 A$)
1,568.62 ¥
(15.00 A$)
     +96.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 440.00 ¥
(4.21 A$)
1,079.73 ¥
(10.32 A$)
     +145.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(6.69 A$)
1,254.89 ¥
(12.00 A$)
     +79.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 505.00 ¥
(4.83 A$)
521.69 ¥
(4.99 A$)
     +3.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 171.03 ¥
(1.64 A$)
398.85 ¥
(3.81 A$)
     +133.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 114.09 ¥
(1.09 A$)
327.44 ¥
(3.13 A$)
     +187.0 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 898.55 ¥
(8.59 A$)
901.48 ¥
(8.62 A$)
     +0.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 231.55 ¥
(2.21 A$)
395.32 ¥
(3.78 A$)
     +70.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 250.79 ¥
(2.40 A$)
164.10 ¥
(1.57 A$)
     -34.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 334.79 ¥
(3.20 A$)
639.26 ¥
(6.11 A$)
     +90.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,125.56 ¥
(10.76 A$)
799.28 ¥
(7.64 A$)
     -29.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 499.63 ¥
(4.78 A$)
603.70 ¥
(5.77 A$)
     +20.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,435.91 ¥
(13.73 A$)
1,009.14 ¥
(9.65 A$)
     -29.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 344.22 ¥
(3.29 A$)
229.34 ¥
(2.19 A$)
     -33.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 166.53 ¥
(1.59 A$)
197.62 ¥
(1.89 A$)
     +18.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 402.25 ¥
(3.85 A$)
219.01 ¥
(2.09 A$)
     -45.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 341.57 ¥
(3.27 A$)
305.44 ¥
(2.92 A$)
     -10.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 192.43 ¥
(1.84 A$)
171.91 ¥
(1.64 A$)
     -10.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 192.17 ¥
(1.84 A$)
159.74 ¥
(1.53 A$)
     -16.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 222.90 ¥
(2.13 A$)
354.43 ¥
(3.39 A$)
     +59.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 129.54 ¥
(1.24 A$)
223.86 ¥
(2.14 A$)
     +72.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,100.00 ¥
(10.52 A$)
2,091.49 ¥
(20.00 A$)
     +90.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 324.60 ¥
(3.10 A$)
725.61 ¥
(6.94 A$)
     +123.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 450.83 ¥
(4.31 A$)
835.68 ¥
(7.99 A$)
     +85.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(5.74 A$)
5,228.72 ¥
(50.00 A$)
     +771.5 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.91 A$)
522.87 ¥
(5.00 A$)
     +161.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,840.00 ¥
(74.97 A$)
22,733.56 ¥
(217.39 A$)
     +190.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(4.78 A$)
732.02 ¥
(7.00 A$)
     +46.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 ¥
(6.77 A$)
757.33 ¥
(7.24 A$)
     +7.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(36.24 A$)
8,888.82 ¥
(85.00 A$)
     +134.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 667.61 ¥
(6.38 A$)
807.34 ¥
(7.72 A$)
     +20.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥
(31,958.12 A$)
4,571,102.37 ¥
(43,711.50 A$)
     +36.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,512,666.67 ¥
(24,027.56 A$)
3,547,608.01 ¥
(33,924.26 A$)
     +41.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 26,466.83 ¥
(253.09 A$)
30,233.53 ¥
(289.11 A$)
     +14.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,878.60 ¥
(37.09 A$)
4,044.35 ¥
(38.67 A$)
     +4.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,828.00 ¥
(46.17 A$)
8,117.84 ¥
(77.63 A$)
     +68.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,624.14 ¥
(92.03 A$)
9,060.44 ¥
(86.64 A$)
     -5.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,974.19 ¥
(28.44 A$)
3,094.80 ¥
(29.59 A$)
     +4.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 ¥
(18.17 A$)
2,509.78 ¥
(24.00 A$)
     +32.1 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 78,657.78 ¥
(752.17 A$)
322,716.49 ¥
(3,086.00 A$)
     +310.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,170,247.04 ¥
(20,753.15 A$)
2,574,662.15 ¥
(24,620.39 A$)
     +18.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,328.32 ¥
(79.64 A$)
11,478.58 ¥
(109.76 A$)
     +37.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,471.58 ¥
(52.32 A$)
9,412.39 ¥
(90.01 A$)
     +72.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,457.73 ¥
(90.44 A$)
17,037.05 ¥
(162.92 A$)
     +80.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,649.00 ¥
(120.96 A$)
19,816.80 ¥
(189.50 A$)
     +56.7 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 160,847.49 ¥
(1,538.12 A$)
343,607.43 ¥
(3,285.77 A$)
     +113.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 91,206.70 ¥
(872.17 A$)
238,974.83 ¥
(2,285.21 A$)
     +162.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 424,680.66 ¥
(4,061.04 A$)
680,903.74 ¥
(6,511.19 A$)
     +60.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 186,516.31 ¥
(1,783.58 A$)
387,649.43 ¥
(3,706.93 A$)
     +107.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 133,971.00 ¥
(1,281.11 A$)
221,874.94 ¥
(2,121.70 A$)
     +65.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 69,389.42 ¥
(663.54 A$)
139,251.14 ¥
(1,331.60 A$)
     +100.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 388,762.44 ¥
(3,717.57 A$)
653,912.63 ¥
(6,253.09 A$)
     +68.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.78 6.29      +253.5 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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