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Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Chicago, IL 

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Consumer Prices in Chicago, IL are 12.92% lower than in Tokyo
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chicago, IL are 2.24% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Chicago, IL are 38.27% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Chicago, IL are 29.83% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Chicago, IL are 15.32% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Chicago, IL is 27.06% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(9.38 $)
1,598.92 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +59.89 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,500.00 ¥
(51.60 $)
6,395.70 ¥
(60.00 $)
     +16.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 680.00 ¥
(6.38 $)
746.16 ¥
(7.00 $)
     +9.73 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 400.00 ¥
(3.75 $)
532.98 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +33.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥
(4.69 $)
639.57 ¥
(6.00 $)
     +27.91 %
Cappuccino (regular) 398.70 ¥
(3.74 $)
415.72 ¥
(3.90 $)
     +4.27 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 146.61 ¥
(1.38 $)
198.72 ¥
(1.86 $)
     +35.54 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 107.12 ¥
(1.00 $)
165.14 ¥
(1.55 $)
     +54.16 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 696.21 ¥
(6.53 $)
323.17 ¥
(3.03 $)
     -53.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 173.22 ¥
(1.63 $)
272.02 ¥
(2.55 $)
     +57.04 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 272.16 ¥
(2.55 $)
220.31 ¥
(2.07 $)
     -19.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 231.36 ¥
(2.17 $)
250.41 ¥
(2.35 $)
     +8.23 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 457.72 ¥
(4.29 $)
520.26 ¥
(4.88 $)
     +13.66 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 379.15 ¥
(3.56 $)
504.23 ¥
(4.73 $)
     +32.99 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,217.57 ¥
(11.42 $)
628.00 ¥
(5.89 $)
     -48.42 %
Apples (1 lb) 363.10 ¥
(3.41 $)
229.36 ¥
(2.15 $)
     -36.83 %
Banana (1 lb) 161.00 ¥
(1.51 $)
78.50 ¥
(0.74 $)
     -51.24 %
Oranges (1 lb) 287.28 ¥
(2.70 $)
187.08 ¥
(1.76 $)
     -34.88 %
Tomato (1 lb) 268.92 ¥
(2.52 $)
166.12 ¥
(1.56 $)
     -38.23 %
Potato (1 lb) 187.62 ¥
(1.76 $)
111.15 ¥
(1.04 $)
     -40.76 %
Onion (1 lb) 156.04 ¥
(1.46 $)
115.03 ¥
(1.08 $)
     -26.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 194.29 ¥
(1.82 $)
147.31 ¥
(1.38 $)
     -24.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 130.50 ¥
(1.22 $)
253.94 ¥
(2.38 $)
     +94.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 ¥
(14.07 $)
1,545.63 ¥
(14.50 $)
     +3.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 279.68 ¥
(2.62 $)
203.48 ¥
(1.91 $)
     -27.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 420.00 ¥
(3.94 $)
223.05 ¥
(2.09 $)
     -46.89 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 480.00 ¥
(4.50 $)
1,385.73 ¥
(13.00 $)
     +188.69 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 197.50 ¥
(1.85 $)
266.49 ¥
(2.50 $)
     +34.93 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(93.81 $)
11,192.48 ¥
(105.00 $)
     +11.92 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 440.00 ¥
(4.13 $)
346.43 ¥
(3.25 $)
     -21.27 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 659.83 ¥
(6.19 $)
239.84 ¥
(2.25 $)
     -63.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,700.00 ¥
(34.71 $)
2,558.28 ¥
(24.00 $)
     -30.86 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 546.83 ¥
(5.13 $)
330.07 ¥
(3.10 $)
     -39.64 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,539,000.00 ¥
(23,819.13 $)
2,233,698.23 ¥
(20,955.00 $)
     -12.02 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,243,888.89 ¥
(21,050.60 $)
2,192,872.34 ¥
(20,572.00 $)
     -2.27 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 19,441.81 ¥
(182.39 $)
13,492.72 ¥
(126.58 $)
     -30.60 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 46.75 ¥
(0.44 $)
17.14 ¥
(0.16 $)
     -63.33 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,588.65 ¥
(43.05 $)
6,616.08 ¥
(62.07 $)
     +44.18 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,300.00 ¥
(87.25 $)
5,166.53 ¥
(48.47 $)
     -44.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,995.24 ¥
(28.10 $)
2,677.42 ¥
(25.12 $)
     -10.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(16.89 $)
1,332.44 ¥
(12.50 $)
     -25.98 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 59,833.33 ¥
(561.31 $)
121,305.11 ¥
(1,138.00 $)
     +102.74 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,051,851.85 ¥
(19,249.04 $)
1,709,783.80 ¥
(16,040.00 $)
     -16.67 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,006.06 ¥
(65.73 $)
5,558.15 ¥
(52.14 $)
     -20.67 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,741.86 ¥
(44.48 $)
4,154.47 ¥
(38.97 $)
     -12.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,197.62 ¥
(76.90 $)
8,811.23 ¥
(82.66 $)
     +7.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 13,744.44 ¥
(128.94 $)
12,162.23 ¥
(114.10 $)
     -11.51 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 129,180.00 ¥
(1,211.88 $)
195,754.27 ¥
(1,836.43 $)
     +51.54 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 77,311.11 ¥
(725.28 $)
124,477.29 ¥
(1,167.76 $)
     +61.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 297,361.11 ¥
(2,789.63 $)
374,799.06 ¥
(3,516.10 $)
     +26.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 156,931.03 ¥
(1,472.22 $)
219,763.36 ¥
(2,061.67 $)
     +40.04 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 104,411.83 ¥
(979.52 $)
38,486.73 ¥
(361.06 $)
     -63.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 57,024.29 ¥
(534.96 $)
20,214.69 ¥
(189.64 $)
     -64.55 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 332,492.36 ¥
(3,119.21 $)
431,912.04 ¥
(4,051.90 $)
     +29.90 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.39 4.34      +213.19 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:264400
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: JPY