Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 2.5% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 30.4% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in London are 96.7% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in London are 80.2% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in London are 31.6% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in London is 1.3% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(6.33 £)
2,370.96 ¥
(15.00 £)
     +137.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,225.00 ¥
(39.38 £)
11,064.47 ¥
(70.00 £)
     +77.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(4.43 £)
1,106.45 ¥
(7.00 £)
     +58.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 550.00 ¥
(3.48 £)
948.38 ¥
(6.00 £)
     +72.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(4.43 £)
790.32 ¥
(5.00 £)
     +12.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 462.17 ¥
(2.92 £)
544.29 ¥
(3.44 £)
     +17.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 165.35 ¥
(1.05 £)
280.73 ¥
(1.78 £)
     +69.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 119.84 ¥
(0.76 £)
216.51 ¥
(1.37 £)
     +80.7 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 733.06 ¥
(4.64 £)
687.33 ¥
(4.35 £)
     -6.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 184.99 ¥
(1.17 £)
162.55 ¥
(1.03 £)
     -12.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 202.39 ¥
(1.28 £)
131.77 ¥
(0.83 £)
     -34.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 259.67 ¥
(1.64 £)
404.27 ¥
(2.56 £)
     +55.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 912.52 ¥
(5.77 £)
452.96 ¥
(2.87 £)
     -50.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 505.89 ¥
(3.20 £)
487.97 ¥
(3.09 £)
     -3.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,427.00 ¥
(9.03 £)
759.44 ¥
(4.80 £)
     -46.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 430.52 ¥
(2.72 £)
150.24 ¥
(0.95 £)
     -65.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 201.41 ¥
(1.27 £)
92.19 ¥
(0.58 £)
     -54.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 415.48 ¥
(2.63 £)
142.76 ¥
(0.90 £)
     -65.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 287.41 ¥
(1.82 £)
177.33 ¥
(1.12 £)
     -38.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 274.06 ¥
(1.73 £)
77.52 ¥
(0.49 £)
     -71.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 234.10 ¥
(1.48 £)
81.64 ¥
(0.52 £)
     -65.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 197.00 ¥
(1.25 £)
136.82 ¥
(0.87 £)
     -30.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 132.96 ¥
(0.84 £)
182.47 ¥
(1.15 £)
     +37.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(7.59 £)
1,422.57 ¥
(9.00 £)
     +18.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 293.30 ¥
(1.86 £)
319.33 ¥
(2.02 £)
     +8.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 390.00 ¥
(2.47 £)
392.24 ¥
(2.48 £)
     +0.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(3.80 £)
2,054.83 ¥
(13.00 £)
     +242.5 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.27 £)
410.97 ¥
(2.60 £)
     +105.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(63.27 £)
24,183.77 ¥
(153.00 £)
     +141.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 475.00 ¥
(3.01 £)
632.26 ¥
(4.00 £)
     +33.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 675.92 ¥
(4.28 £)
432.44 ¥
(2.74 £)
     -36.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,388.00 ¥
(21.43 £)
4,552.24 ¥
(28.80 £)
     +34.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 632.85 ¥
(4.00 £)
1,072.07 ¥
(6.78 £)
     +69.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,700,000.00 ¥
(17,081.71 £)
3,951,595.62 ¥
(25,000.00 £)
     +46.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,348,500.00 ¥
(14,857.92 £)
3,870,232.27 ¥
(24,485.25 £)
     +64.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 23,575.42 ¥
(149.15 £)
42,426.38 ¥
(268.41 £)
     +80.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 52.22 ¥
(0.33 £)
18.60 ¥
(0.12 £)
     -64.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,565.64 ¥
(28.88 £)
4,576.92 ¥
(28.96 £)
     +0.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,309.09 ¥
(58.89 £)
6,793.87 ¥
(42.98 £)
     -27.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,000.00 ¥
(18.98 £)
1,859.09 ¥
(11.76 £)
     -38.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(11.39 £)
1,896.77 ¥
(12.00 £)
     +5.4 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 64,444.44 ¥
(407.71 £)
242,389.41 ¥
(1,533.49 £)
     +276.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,180,000.00 ¥
(13,791.90 £)
2,834,611.26 ¥
(17,933.33 £)
     +30.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,135.41 ¥
(38.82 £)
11,847.91 ¥
(74.96 £)
     +93.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,169.35 ¥
(32.70 £)
5,361.97 ¥
(33.92 £)
     +3.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,737.50 ¥
(55.28 £)
11,932.33 ¥
(75.49 £)
     +36.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 13,884.21 ¥
(87.84 £)
14,492.19 ¥
(91.69 £)
     +4.4 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 152,763.16 ¥
(966.47 £)
320,484.11 ¥
(2,027.56 £)
     +109.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 88,126.07 ¥
(557.53 £)
228,805.56 ¥
(1,447.55 £)
     +159.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 335,800.00 ¥
(2,124.46 £)
571,968.47 ¥
(3,618.59 £)
     +70.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 185,370.37 ¥
(1,172.76 £)
387,178.73 ¥
(2,449.51 £)
     +108.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 108,553.96 ¥
(686.77 £)
176,584.07 ¥
(1,117.17 £)
     +62.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,943.30 ¥
(404.54 £)
107,796.61 ¥
(681.98 £)
     +68.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 374,307.81 ¥
(2,368.08 £)
481,589.80 ¥
(3,046.81 £)
     +28.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.13 3.49      +208.7 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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