Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 17.0% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 22.1% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Berlin are 33.9% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 66.0% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 9.3% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 3.7% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(6.13 €)
2,121.88 ¥
(13.00 €)
     +112.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,125.00 ¥
(43.65 €)
9,793.30 ¥
(60.00 €)
     +37.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 785.00 ¥
(4.81 €)
1,632.22 ¥
(10.00 €)
     +107.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 ¥
(2.14 €)
734.50 ¥
(4.50 €)
     +109.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(4.29 €)
652.89 ¥
(4.00 €)
     -6.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 480.34 ¥
(2.94 €)
586.84 ¥
(3.60 €)
     +22.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 169.42 ¥
(1.04 €)
471.30 ¥
(2.89 €)
     +178.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 111.06 ¥
(0.68 €)
424.62 ¥
(2.60 €)
     +282.3 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 890.22 ¥
(5.45 €)
736.83 ¥
(4.51 €)
     -17.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 252.17 ¥
(1.54 €)
296.95 ¥
(1.82 €)
     +17.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 228.42 ¥
(1.40 €)
210.92 ¥
(1.29 €)
     -7.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 337.30 ¥
(2.07 €)
543.60 ¥
(3.33 €)
     +61.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,127.70 ¥
(6.91 €)
961.06 ¥
(5.89 €)
     -14.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 470.40 ¥
(2.88 €)
934.19 ¥
(5.72 €)
     +98.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,274.60 ¥
(7.81 €)
1,069.90 ¥
(6.55 €)
     -16.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 348.92 ¥
(2.14 €)
193.64 ¥
(1.19 €)
     -44.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 168.18 ¥
(1.03 €)
121.23 ¥
(0.74 €)
     -27.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 398.15 ¥
(2.44 €)
169.51 ¥
(1.04 €)
     -57.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 350.07 ¥
(2.14 €)
216.26 ¥
(1.32 €)
     -38.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 199.37 ¥
(1.22 €)
130.38 ¥
(0.80 €)
     -34.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 187.86 ¥
(1.15 €)
136.33 ¥
(0.84 €)
     -27.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 208.32 ¥
(1.28 €)
229.62 ¥
(1.41 €)
     +10.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 133.04 ¥
(0.82 €)
133.61 ¥
(0.82 €)
     +0.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥
(6.13 €)
977.70 ¥
(5.99 €)
     -2.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 309.80 ¥
(1.90 €)
167.12 ¥
(1.02 €)
     -46.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 463.33 ¥
(2.84 €)
285.75 ¥
(1.75 €)
     -38.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(3.68 €)
1,338.42 ¥
(8.20 €)
     +123.1 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.23 €)
522.31 ¥
(3.20 €)
     +161.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6,800.00 ¥
(41.66 €)
8,159.46 ¥
(49.99 €)
     +20.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(3.06 €)
816.11 ¥
(5.00 €)
     +63.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 ¥
(4.34 €)
604.04 ¥
(3.70 €)
     -14.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(23.22 €)
5,712.76 ¥
(35.00 €)
     +50.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 651.63 ¥
(3.99 €)
1,113.27 ¥
(6.82 €)
     +70.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,271,000.00 ¥
(20,040.22 €)
4,860,743.71 ¥
(29,780.00 €)
     +48.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,348,235.29 ¥
(14,386.78 €)
4,965,205.63 ¥
(30,420.00 €)
     +111.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 28,098.63 ¥
(172.15 €)
54,738.44 ¥
(335.36 €)
     +94.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 4,020.33 ¥
(24.63 €)
3,125.45 ¥
(19.15 €)
     -22.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,948.62 ¥
(30.32 €)
6,636.91 ¥
(40.66 €)
     +34.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,864.83 ¥
(54.31 €)
5,909.13 ¥
(36.20 €)
     -33.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,990.59 ¥
(18.32 €)
3,487.79 ¥
(21.37 €)
     +16.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 ¥
(11.64 €)
1,958.66 ¥
(12.00 €)
     +3.1 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 76,084.62 ¥
(466.14 €)
34,240.30 ¥
(209.78 €)
     -55.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,267,000.00 ¥
(13,889.08 €)
1,432,724.25 ¥
(8,777.78 €)
     -36.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,864.11 ¥
(48.18 €)
13,241.76 ¥
(81.13 €)
     +68.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,498.33 ¥
(33.69 €)
6,001.48 ¥
(36.77 €)
     +9.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,499.13 ¥
(58.20 €)
13,920.44 ¥
(85.29 €)
     +46.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,124.00 ¥
(74.28 €)
20,929.24 ¥
(128.23 €)
     +72.6 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 143,827.59 ¥
(881.18 €)
213,581.94 ¥
(1,308.54 €)
     +48.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 85,896.55 ¥
(526.26 €)
152,433.93 ¥
(933.91 €)
     +77.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 394,307.69 ¥
(2,415.78 €)
400,077.43 ¥
(2,451.13 €)
     +1.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 164,586.13 ¥
(1,008.36 €)
288,591.60 ¥
(1,768.10 €)
     +75.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 106,786.62 ¥
(654.24 €)
125,977.43 ¥
(771.82 €)
     +18.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 59,068.42 ¥
(361.89 €)
90,855.66 ¥
(556.64 €)
     +53.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 437,865.60 ¥
(2,682.64 €)
514,882.05 ¥
(3,154.49 €)
     +17.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.68 4.00      +137.6 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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