Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 41.4% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 76.6% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in London are 157.3% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in London are 136.9% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in London are 2.2% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in London is 21.7% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(5.28 £)
3,409.73 ¥
(18.00 £)
     +241.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,125.00 ¥
(37.61 £)
15,154.37 ¥
(80.00 £)
     +112.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 785.00 ¥
(4.14 £)
1,515.44 ¥
(8.00 £)
     +93.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 ¥
(1.85 £)
1,221.82 ¥
(6.45 £)
     +249.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(3.70 £)
947.15 ¥
(5.00 £)
     +35.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 480.34 ¥
(2.54 £)
679.66 ¥
(3.59 £)
     +41.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 169.42 ¥
(0.89 £)
372.47 ¥
(1.97 £)
     +119.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 111.06 ¥
(0.59 £)
294.65 ¥
(1.56 £)
     +165.3 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 890.22 ¥
(4.70 £)
947.77 ¥
(5.00 £)
     +6.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 252.17 ¥
(1.33 £)
257.65 ¥
(1.36 £)
     +2.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 228.42 ¥
(1.21 £)
173.11 ¥
(0.91 £)
     -24.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 337.30 ¥
(1.78 £)
629.92 ¥
(3.33 £)
     +86.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,127.70 ¥
(5.95 £)
655.09 ¥
(3.46 £)
     -41.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 470.40 ¥
(2.48 £)
654.57 ¥
(3.46 £)
     +39.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,274.60 ¥
(6.73 £)
1,030.55 ¥
(5.44 £)
     -19.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 348.92 ¥
(1.84 £)
210.24 ¥
(1.11 £)
     -39.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 168.18 ¥
(0.89 £)
104.63 ¥
(0.55 £)
     -37.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 398.15 ¥
(2.10 £)
223.36 ¥
(1.18 £)
     -43.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 350.07 ¥
(1.85 £)
286.04 ¥
(1.51 £)
     -18.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 199.37 ¥
(1.05 £)
103.28 ¥
(0.55 £)
     -48.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 187.86 ¥
(0.99 £)
99.86 ¥
(0.53 £)
     -46.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 208.32 ¥
(1.10 £)
177.79 ¥
(0.94 £)
     -14.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 133.04 ¥
(0.70 £)
241.02 ¥
(1.27 £)
     +81.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥
(5.28 £)
1,704.87 ¥
(9.00 £)
     +70.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 309.80 ¥
(1.64 £)
378.47 ¥
(2.00 £)
     +22.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 463.33 ¥
(2.45 £)
460.23 ¥
(2.43 £)
     -0.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(3.17 £)
2,841.44 ¥
(15.00 £)
     +373.6 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.06 £)
530.40 ¥
(2.80 £)
     +165.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6,800.00 ¥
(35.90 £)
36,938.78 ¥
(195.00 £)
     +443.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(2.64 £)
757.72 ¥
(4.00 £)
     +51.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 ¥
(3.74 £)
577.76 ¥
(3.05 £)
     -18.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(20.00 £)
5,682.89 ¥
(30.00 £)
     +50.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 651.63 ¥
(3.44 £)
1,081.03 ¥
(5.71 £)
     +65.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,271,000.00 ¥
(17,267.63 £)
5,031,251.19 ¥
(26,560.00 £)
     +53.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,348,235.29 ¥
(12,396.35 £)
5,054,041.94 ¥
(26,680.31 £)
     +115.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 28,098.63 ¥
(148.33 £)
53,984.02 ¥
(284.98 £)
     +92.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 4,020.33 ¥
(21.22 £)
2,818.28 ¥
(14.88 £)
     -29.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,948.62 ¥
(26.12 £)
6,096.16 ¥
(32.18 £)
     +23.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,864.83 ¥
(46.80 £)
9,282.05 ¥
(49.00 £)
     +4.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,990.59 ¥
(15.79 £)
2,467.85 ¥
(13.03 £)
     -17.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 ¥
(10.03 £)
2,841.44 ¥
(15.00 £)
     +49.5 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 76,084.62 ¥
(401.65 £)
345,649.26 ¥
(1,824.68 £)
     +354.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,267,000.00 ¥
(11,967.50 £)
3,798,966.29 ¥
(20,054.76 £)
     +67.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,864.11 ¥
(41.51 £)
15,852.55 ¥
(83.69 £)
     +101.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,498.33 ¥
(29.03 £)
7,452.81 ¥
(39.34 £)
     +35.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,499.13 ¥
(50.15 £)
16,651.99 ¥
(87.91 £)
     +75.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,124.00 ¥
(64.00 £)
18,587.78 ¥
(98.12 £)
     +53.3 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 143,827.59 ¥
(759.27 £)
416,942.53 ¥
(2,201.04 £)
     +189.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 85,896.55 ¥
(453.45 £)
306,083.50 ¥
(1,615.82 £)
     +256.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 394,307.69 ¥
(2,081.55 £)
789,047.30 ¥
(4,165.38 £)
     +100.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 164,546.52 ¥
(868.64 £)
518,017.20 ¥
(2,734.62 £)
     +214.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 106,786.62 ¥
(563.73 £)
238,912.34 ¥
(1,261.22 £)
     +123.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 59,068.42 ¥
(311.82 £)
134,713.31 ¥
(711.15 £)
     +128.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 447,845.71 ¥
(2,364.18 £)
619,590.07 ¥
(3,270.82 £)
     +38.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.68 5.60      +232.7 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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