Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Wellington 

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Cost of Living in Wellington is 33.0% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Wellington is 35.4% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Wellington are 40.7% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 95.9% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Wellington are 19.1% higher than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Wellington is 19.7% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(10.37 NZ$)
2,410.18 ¥
(25.00 NZ$)
     +141.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,000.00 ¥
(72.61 NZ$)
13,497.02 ¥
(140.00 NZ$)
     +92.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 800.00 ¥
(8.30 NZ$)
1,446.11 ¥
(15.00 NZ$)
     +80.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 440.00 ¥
(4.56 NZ$)
1,156.89 ¥
(12.00 NZ$)
     +162.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(7.26 NZ$)
1,060.48 ¥
(11.00 NZ$)
     +51.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 505.00 ¥
(5.24 NZ$)
536.74 ¥
(5.57 NZ$)
     +6.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 171.03 ¥
(1.77 NZ$)
396.99 ¥
(4.12 NZ$)
     +132.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 114.09 ¥
(1.18 NZ$)
345.33 ¥
(3.58 NZ$)
     +202.7 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 898.55 ¥
(9.32 NZ$)
1,165.92 ¥
(12.09 NZ$)
     +29.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 231.55 ¥
(2.40 NZ$)
307.65 ¥
(3.19 NZ$)
     +32.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 250.79 ¥
(2.60 NZ$)
156.71 ¥
(1.63 NZ$)
     -37.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 334.79 ¥
(3.47 NZ$)
1,110.36 ¥
(11.52 NZ$)
     +231.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,125.56 ¥
(11.68 NZ$)
654.04 ¥
(6.78 NZ$)
     -41.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 499.63 ¥
(5.18 NZ$)
837.53 ¥
(8.69 NZ$)
     +67.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,435.91 ¥
(14.89 NZ$)
1,053.84 ¥
(10.93 NZ$)
     -26.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 344.22 ¥
(3.57 NZ$)
228.17 ¥
(2.37 NZ$)
     -33.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 166.53 ¥
(1.73 NZ$)
183.09 ¥
(1.90 NZ$)
     +9.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 402.25 ¥
(4.17 NZ$)
235.06 ¥
(2.44 NZ$)
     -41.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 341.57 ¥
(3.54 NZ$)
414.89 ¥
(4.30 NZ$)
     +21.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 192.43 ¥
(2.00 NZ$)
173.11 ¥
(1.80 NZ$)
     -10.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 192.17 ¥
(1.99 NZ$)
148.48 ¥
(1.54 NZ$)
     -22.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 222.90 ¥
(2.31 NZ$)
407.50 ¥
(4.23 NZ$)
     +82.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 129.54 ¥
(1.34 NZ$)
188.13 ¥
(1.95 NZ$)
     +45.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,100.00 ¥
(11.41 NZ$)
1,831.74 ¥
(19.00 NZ$)
     +66.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 324.60 ¥
(3.37 NZ$)
625.14 ¥
(6.48 NZ$)
     +92.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 450.83 ¥
(4.68 NZ$)
670.99 ¥
(6.96 NZ$)
     +48.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(6.22 NZ$)
3,788.81 ¥
(39.30 NZ$)
     +531.5 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(2.07 NZ$)
385.63 ¥
(4.00 NZ$)
     +92.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,840.00 ¥
(81.32 NZ$)
18,435.48 ¥
(191.22 NZ$)
     +135.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(5.19 NZ$)
361.53 ¥
(3.75 NZ$)
     -27.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 ¥
(7.35 NZ$)
465.46 ¥
(4.83 NZ$)
     -34.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(39.31 NZ$)
9,640.73 ¥
(100.00 NZ$)
     +154.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 667.61 ¥
(6.92 NZ$)
1,049.53 ¥
(10.89 NZ$)
     +57.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥
(34,665.44 NZ$)
4,771,195.24 ¥
(49,490.00 NZ$)
     +42.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,512,666.67 ¥
(26,063.04 NZ$)
3,718,152.52 ¥
(38,567.14 NZ$)
     +48.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 26,466.83 ¥
(274.53 NZ$)
28,000.27 ¥
(290.44 NZ$)
     +5.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,878.60 ¥
(40.23 NZ$)
5,277.03 ¥
(54.74 NZ$)
     +36.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,828.00 ¥
(50.08 NZ$)
9,083.17 ¥
(94.22 NZ$)
     +88.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,624.14 ¥
(99.83 NZ$)
6,075.21 ¥
(63.02 NZ$)
     -36.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,974.19 ¥
(30.85 NZ$)
3,394.91 ¥
(35.21 NZ$)
     +14.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 ¥
(19.71 NZ$)
1,928.15 ¥
(20.00 NZ$)
     +1.5 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 78,657.78 ¥
(815.89 NZ$)
123,544.12 ¥
(1,281.48 NZ$)
     +57.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,170,247.04 ¥
(22,511.24 NZ$)
2,050,796.63 ¥
(21,272.22 NZ$)
     -5.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,328.32 ¥
(86.39 NZ$)
12,730.53 ¥
(132.05 NZ$)
     +52.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,471.58 ¥
(56.75 NZ$)
8,440.99 ¥
(87.56 NZ$)
     +54.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,457.73 ¥
(98.10 NZ$)
19,763.49 ¥
(205.00 NZ$)
     +109.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,649.00 ¥
(131.20 NZ$)
20,523.40 ¥
(212.88 NZ$)
     +62.3 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 160,847.49 ¥
(1,668.42 NZ$)
241,114.55 ¥
(2,501.00 NZ$)
     +49.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 91,206.70 ¥
(946.06 NZ$)
218,135.60 ¥
(2,262.65 NZ$)
     +139.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 424,680.66 ¥
(4,405.07 NZ$)
403,759.27 ¥
(4,188.06 NZ$)
     -4.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 186,516.31 ¥
(1,934.67 NZ$)
351,166.28 ¥
(3,642.53 NZ$)
     +88.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 133,971.00 ¥
(1,389.64 NZ$)
113,103.21 ¥
(1,173.18 NZ$)
     -15.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 69,389.42 ¥
(719.75 NZ$)
99,646.14 ¥
(1,033.60 NZ$)
     +43.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Wellington Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 388,762.44 ¥
(4,032.50 NZ$)
422,702.02 ¥
(4,384.55 NZ$)
     +8.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.78 6.94      +289.9 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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