Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Cambridge, MA 

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Consumer Prices in Cambridge, MA are 55.7% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cambridge, MA are 93.4% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Cambridge, MA are 177.7% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Cambridge, MA are 148.9% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Cambridge, MA are 41.3% higher than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Cambridge, MA is 13.5% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(6.46 $)
3,485.27 ¥
(22.50 $)
     +248.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,000.00 ¥
(45.19 $)
15,490.11 ¥
(100.00 $)
     +121.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 800.00 ¥
(5.16 $)
1,858.81 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +132.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(3.23 $)
1,239.21 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +147.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 800.00 ¥
(5.16 $)
1,239.21 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +54.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 493.62 ¥
(3.19 $)
877.77 ¥
(5.67 $)
     +77.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 172.34 ¥
(1.11 $)
434.58 ¥
(2.81 $)
     +152.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 115.35 ¥
(0.74 $)
398.32 ¥
(2.57 $)
     +245.3 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 891.31 ¥
(5.75 $)
746.63 ¥
(4.82 $)
     -16.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 244.11 ¥
(1.58 $)
589.27 ¥
(3.80 $)
     +141.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 225.68 ¥
(1.46 $)
497.45 ¥
(3.21 $)
     +120.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 332.08 ¥
(2.14 $)
742.43 ¥
(4.79 $)
     +123.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,125.56 ¥
(7.27 $)
1,064.56 ¥
(6.87 $)
     -5.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 495.55 ¥
(3.20 $)
978.49 ¥
(6.32 $)
     +97.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,435.91 ¥
(9.27 $)
1,433.27 ¥
(9.25 $)
     -0.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 377.64 ¥
(2.44 $)
447.15 ¥
(2.89 $)
     +18.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 177.30 ¥
(1.14 $)
146.67 ¥
(0.95 $)
     -17.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 391.41 ¥
(2.53 $)
438.99 ¥
(2.83 $)
     +12.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 339.82 ¥
(2.19 $)
449.21 ¥
(2.90 $)
     +32.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 197.12 ¥
(1.27 $)
267.15 ¥
(1.72 $)
     +35.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 192.17 ¥
(1.24 $)
263.66 ¥
(1.70 $)
     +37.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 212.29 ¥
(1.37 $)
417.85 ¥
(2.70 $)
     +96.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 133.32 ¥
(0.86 $)
386.67 ¥
(2.50 $)
     +190.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,100.00 ¥
(7.10 $)
2,323.52 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +111.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 327.48 ¥
(2.11 $)
294.05 ¥
(1.90 $)
     -10.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 458.46 ¥
(2.96 $)
813.23 ¥
(5.25 $)
     +77.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(3.87 $)
2,115.95 ¥
(13.66 $)
     +252.7 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.29 $)
371.76 ¥
(2.40 $)
     +85.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,800.00 ¥
(50.35 $)
13,941.10 ¥
(90.00 $)
     +78.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(3.23 $)
418.23 ¥
(2.70 $)
     -16.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 643.74 ¥
(4.16 $)
433.72 ¥
(2.80 $)
     -32.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(24.46 $)
4,337.23 ¥
(28.00 $)
     +14.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 656.51 ¥
(4.24 $)
558.59 ¥
(3.61 $)
     -14.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥
(21,575.06 $)
4,647,033.00 ¥
(30,000.00 $)
     +39.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,355,189.47 ¥
(15,204.47 $)
3,732,386.78 ¥
(24,095.29 $)
     +58.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 27,429.04 ¥
(177.07 $)
24,559.80 ¥
(158.55 $)
     -10.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,821.74 ¥
(24.67 $)
7,486.71 ¥
(48.33 $)
     +95.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,851.58 ¥
(31.32 $)
10,706.76 ¥
(69.12 $)
     +120.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,278.82 ¥
(59.90 $)
15,490.11 ¥
(100.00 $)
     +66.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,828.65 ¥
(18.26 $)
4,647.03 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +64.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(11.62 $)
2,478.42 ¥
(16.00 $)
     +37.7 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 75,650.00 ¥
(488.38 $)
374,344.33 ¥
(2,416.67 $)
     +394.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,215,312.50 ¥
(14,301.46 $)
2,943,120.90 ¥
(19,000.00 $)
     +32.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,691.73 ¥
(49.66 $)
9,719.66 ¥
(62.75 $)
     +26.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,354.76 ¥
(34.57 $)
7,177.08 ¥
(46.33 $)
     +34.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,061.20 ¥
(58.50 $)
15,748.28 ¥
(101.67 $)
     +73.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,889.57 ¥
(76.76 $)
21,686.15 ¥
(140.00 $)
     +82.4 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 151,213.16 ¥
(976.19 $)
489,874.73 ¥
(3,162.50 $)
     +224.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 87,848.28 ¥
(567.12 $)
444,049.82 ¥
(2,866.67 $)
     +405.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 408,317.89 ¥
(2,635.99 $)
789,995.61 ¥
(5,100.00 $)
     +93.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 177,441.40 ¥
(1,145.51 $)
567,970.70 ¥
(3,666.67 $)
     +220.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 114,941.35 ¥
(742.03 $)
104,479.95 ¥
(674.49 $)
     -9.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 61,693.47 ¥
(398.28 $)
69,550.08 ¥
(449.00 $)
     +12.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Cambridge, MA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 432,625.82 ¥
(2,792.92 $)
950,127.20 ¥
(6,133.77 $)
     +119.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.67 6.55      +292.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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