Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 42.4% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 78.5% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in London are 162.6% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in London are 137.7% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in London are 1.5% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in London is 22.5% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(5.26 £)
3,419.55 ¥
(18.00 £)
     +242.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,125.00 ¥
(37.50 £)
15,198.01 ¥
(80.00 £)
     +113.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 785.00 ¥
(4.13 £)
1,519.80 ¥
(8.00 £)
     +93.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 ¥
(1.84 £)
1,225.34 ¥
(6.45 £)
     +250.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(3.68 £)
949.88 ¥
(5.00 £)
     +35.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 480.34 ¥
(2.53 £)
681.27 ¥
(3.59 £)
     +41.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 169.42 ¥
(0.89 £)
373.45 ¥
(1.97 £)
     +120.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 111.06 ¥
(0.58 £)
295.47 ¥
(1.56 £)
     +166.0 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 892.10 ¥
(4.70 £)
939.94 ¥
(4.95 £)
     +5.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 253.35 ¥
(1.33 £)
258.39 ¥
(1.36 £)
     +2.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 228.42 ¥
(1.20 £)
171.74 ¥
(0.90 £)
     -24.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 335.39 ¥
(1.77 £)
628.35 ¥
(3.31 £)
     +87.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,127.70 ¥
(5.94 £)
650.62 ¥
(3.42 £)
     -42.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 470.40 ¥
(2.48 £)
661.78 ¥
(3.48 £)
     +40.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,274.60 ¥
(6.71 £)
1,055.82 ¥
(5.56 £)
     -17.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 348.92 ¥
(1.84 £)
210.84 ¥
(1.11 £)
     -39.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 168.18 ¥
(0.89 £)
105.77 ¥
(0.56 £)
     -37.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 398.15 ¥
(2.10 £)
222.82 ¥
(1.17 £)
     -44.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 350.07 ¥
(1.84 £)
286.87 ¥
(1.51 £)
     -18.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 199.37 ¥
(1.05 £)
104.60 ¥
(0.55 £)
     -47.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 187.86 ¥
(0.99 £)
104.32 ¥
(0.55 £)
     -44.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 208.32 ¥
(1.10 £)
181.05 ¥
(0.95 £)
     -13.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 133.04 ¥
(0.70 £)
243.27 ¥
(1.28 £)
     +82.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥
(5.26 £)
1,709.78 ¥
(9.00 £)
     +71.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 312.03 ¥
(1.64 £)
388.29 ¥
(2.04 £)
     +24.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 458.46 ¥
(2.41 £)
461.56 ¥
(2.43 £)
     +0.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(3.16 £)
2,849.63 ¥
(15.00 £)
     +374.9 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.05 £)
531.93 ¥
(2.80 £)
     +166.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6,800.00 ¥
(35.79 £)
37,995.01 ¥
(200.00 £)
     +458.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(2.63 £)
759.90 ¥
(4.00 £)
     +52.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 ¥
(3.73 £)
595.45 ¥
(3.13 £)
     -15.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(19.95 £)
5,699.25 ¥
(30.00 £)
     +50.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 654.44 ¥
(3.44 £)
1,084.15 ¥
(5.71 £)
     +65.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,271,000.00 ¥
(17,218.05 £)
4,992,544.90 ¥
(26,280.00 £)
     +52.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,348,235.29 ¥
(12,360.75 £)
4,987,098.95 ¥
(26,251.33 £)
     +112.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 27,744.81 ¥
(146.04 £)
53,307.21 ¥
(280.60 £)
     +92.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,920.33 ¥
(20.64 £)
2,844.93 ¥
(14.98 £)
     -27.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,912.74 ¥
(25.86 £)
6,034.47 ¥
(31.76 £)
     +22.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,969.33 ¥
(47.21 £)
9,115.00 ¥
(47.98 £)
     +1.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,990.59 ¥
(15.74 £)
2,570.14 ¥
(13.53 £)
     -14.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 ¥
(10.00 £)
2,849.63 ¥
(15.00 £)
     +50.0 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 76,084.62 ¥
(400.50 £)
347,480.39 ¥
(1,829.08 £)
     +356.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,267,000.00 ¥
(11,933.14 £)
3,809,904.84 ¥
(20,054.76 £)
     +68.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,864.11 ¥
(41.40 £)
15,984.29 ¥
(84.14 £)
     +103.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,340.00 ¥
(28.11 £)
7,657.96 ¥
(40.31 £)
     +43.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,373.33 ¥
(49.34 £)
16,759.30 ¥
(88.22 £)
     +78.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,831.43 ¥
(62.28 £)
18,427.58 ¥
(97.00 £)
     +55.8 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 147,200.00 ¥
(774.84 £)
418,736.72 ¥
(2,204.17 £)
     +184.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 84,700.00 ¥
(445.85 £)
308,424.53 ¥
(1,623.50 £)
     +264.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 384,680.00 ¥
(2,024.90 £)
791,319.24 ¥
(4,165.38 £)
     +105.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 161,459.46 ¥
(849.90 £)
524,284.86 ¥
(2,759.76 £)
     +224.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 106,786.62 ¥
(562.11 £)
239,600.25 ¥
(1,261.22 £)
     +124.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 57,740.79 ¥
(303.94 £)
131,060.74 ¥
(689.88 £)
     +127.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 442,297.06 ¥
(2,328.18 £)
611,701.53 ¥
(3,219.90 £)
     +38.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.66 5.60      +236.7 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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