Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Kyoto 

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Cost of Living in Kyoto is 10.0% lower than in Tokyo (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Kyoto is 23.2% lower than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Kyoto are 53.0% lower than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Kyoto are 13.9% lower than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Kyoto are 12.2% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Kyoto is 14.6% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥ 1,100.00 ¥      +10.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,250.00 ¥ 5,000.00 ¥      -31.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 800.00 ¥ 700.00 ¥      -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥ 400.00 ¥      -20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 800.00 ¥ 819.35 ¥      +2.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 507.26 ¥ 433.33 ¥      -14.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 174.33 ¥ 148.33 ¥      -14.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 117.32 ¥ 108.33 ¥      -7.7 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 896.63 ¥ 909.92 ¥      +1.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 244.11 ¥ 210.71 ¥      -13.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 247.77 ¥ 246.46 ¥      -0.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 334.01 ¥ 320.67 ¥      -4.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,125.56 ¥ 1,013.02 ¥      -10.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 502.53 ¥ 536.56 ¥      +6.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,435.91 ¥ 1,013.02 ¥      -29.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 368.77 ¥ 312.07 ¥      -15.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 175.99 ¥ 162.16 ¥      -7.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 402.25 ¥ 408.23 ¥      +1.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 341.57 ¥ 287.28 ¥      -15.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 197.12 ¥ 150.78 ¥      -23.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 192.17 ¥ 164.20 ¥      -14.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 219.43 ¥ 175.00 ¥      -20.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 131.12 ¥ 126.67 ¥      -3.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,150.00 ¥ 1,000.00 ¥      -13.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 327.48 ¥ 251.75 ¥      -23.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 458.46 ¥ 400.00 ¥      -12.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥ 600.00 ¥      0.0 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥ 255.00 ¥      +27.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,880.00 ¥ 10,000.00 ¥      +26.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥ 500.00 ¥      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 692.02 ¥ 965.61 ¥      +39.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥ 2,560.00 ¥      -32.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 667.61 ¥ 654.37 ¥      -2.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥ 3,342,000.00 ¥      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,493,125.00 ¥ 2,466,666.67 ¥      -1.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 26,258.82 ¥ 20,312.50 ¥      -22.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,904.74 ¥ 4,080.00 ¥      +4.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,798.43 ¥ 3,750.00 ¥      -21.8 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,624.14 ¥ 7,950.00 ¥      -17.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,080.44 ¥ 3,000.00 ¥      -2.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 ¥ 1,850.00 ¥      -2.6 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 75,650.00 ¥ 38,666.67 ¥      -48.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,267,352.94 ¥ 1,350,000.00 ¥      -40.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,328.32 ¥ 3,850.00 ¥      -53.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,498.33 ¥ 3,375.00 ¥      -38.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,457.73 ¥ 8,833.33 ¥      -6.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,427.62 ¥ 7,800.00 ¥      -37.2 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 154,926.05 ¥ 74,375.00 ¥      -52.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 84,636.90 ¥ 45,916.67 ¥      -45.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 407,604.47 ¥ 163,333.33 ¥      -59.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 176,400.51 ¥ 103,333.33 ¥      -41.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 122,575.27 ¥ 74,321.81 ¥      -39.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 67,817.49 ¥ 74,321.81 ¥      +9.6 %
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 426,224.53 ¥ 279,666.67 ¥      -34.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.68 1.65      -1.8 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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