Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Los Angeles, CA 

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Cost of Living in Los Angeles, CA is 51.4% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA is 76.5% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 136.6% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 165.4% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 30.5% higher than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 7.1% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(6.35 $)
3,782.24 ¥
(24.02 $)
     +278.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,000.00 ¥
(44.45 $)
18,899.40 ¥
(120.00 $)
     +170.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 800.00 ¥
(5.08 $)
1,889.94 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +136.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 425.00 ¥
(2.70 $)
1,259.96 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +196.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(4.44 $)
1,574.95 ¥
(10.00 $)
     +125.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 518.92 ¥
(3.29 $)
850.75 ¥
(5.40 $)
     +63.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 175.86 ¥
(1.12 $)
445.33 ¥
(2.83 $)
     +153.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 116.07 ¥
(0.74 $)
342.80 ¥
(2.18 $)
     +195.3 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 900.39 ¥
(5.72 $)
731.69 ¥
(4.65 $)
     -18.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 231.00 ¥
(1.47 $)
734.16 ¥
(4.66 $)
     +217.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 254.07 ¥
(1.61 $)
395.29 ¥
(2.51 $)
     +55.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 324.91 ¥
(2.06 $)
771.40 ¥
(4.90 $)
     +137.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,126.12 ¥
(7.15 $)
971.03 ¥
(6.17 $)
     -13.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 501.76 ¥
(3.19 $)
1,166.40 ¥
(7.41 $)
     +132.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,435.91 ¥
(9.12 $)
1,293.09 ¥
(8.21 $)
     -9.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 344.22 ¥
(2.19 $)
421.82 ¥
(2.68 $)
     +22.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 166.53 ¥
(1.06 $)
163.08 ¥
(1.04 $)
     -2.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 402.25 ¥
(2.55 $)
256.86 ¥
(1.63 $)
     -36.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 341.57 ¥
(2.17 $)
357.38 ¥
(2.27 $)
     +4.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 192.43 ¥
(1.22 $)
203.91 ¥
(1.29 $)
     +6.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 192.17 ¥
(1.22 $)
181.61 ¥
(1.15 $)
     -5.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 223.24 ¥
(1.42 $)
311.92 ¥
(1.98 $)
     +39.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 128.77 ¥
(0.82 $)
347.61 ¥
(2.21 $)
     +170.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(7.62 $)
2,361.64 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +96.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 323.65 ¥
(2.05 $)
410.00 ¥
(2.60 $)
     +26.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 450.77 ¥
(2.86 $)
609.78 ¥
(3.87 $)
     +35.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(3.81 $)
1,889.94 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +215.0 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 220.00 ¥
(1.40 $)
275.62 ¥
(1.75 $)
     +25.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,000.00 ¥
(50.80 $)
13,147.41 ¥
(83.48 $)
     +64.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(3.17 $)
488.23 ¥
(3.10 $)
     -2.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 ¥
(4.50 $)
425.24 ¥
(2.70 $)
     -39.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(24.06 $)
4,597.28 ¥
(29.19 $)
     +21.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 679.61 ¥
(4.32 $)
841.20 ¥
(5.34 $)
     +23.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥
(21,219.72 $)
4,724,850.00 ¥
(30,000.00 $)
     +41.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,512,666.67 ¥
(15,953.95 $)
4,290,161.13 ¥
(27,239.98 $)
     +70.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 25,847.03 ¥
(164.11 $)
30,130.20 ¥
(191.31 $)
     +16.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,933.82 ¥
(24.98 $)
11,359.79 ¥
(72.13 $)
     +188.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,842.24 ¥
(30.75 $)
11,863.31 ¥
(75.33 $)
     +145.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 10,026.92 ¥
(63.67 $)
8,088.49 ¥
(51.36 $)
     -19.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,974.19 ¥
(18.88 $)
1,443.70 ¥
(9.17 $)
     -51.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,950.00 ¥
(12.38 $)
2,756.16 ¥
(17.50 $)
     +41.3 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 82,055.84 ¥
(521.01 $)
307,115.25 ¥
(1,950.00 $)
     +274.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,188,710.03 ¥
(13,897.01 $)
4,527,981.25 ¥
(28,750.00 $)
     +106.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,286.90 ¥
(52.62 $)
9,682.73 ¥
(61.48 $)
     +16.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,471.58 ¥
(34.74 $)
6,985.27 ¥
(44.35 $)
     +27.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,457.73 ¥
(60.05 $)
16,627.84 ¥
(105.58 $)
     +75.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,999.05 ¥
(82.54 $)
22,611.71 ¥
(143.57 $)
     +73.9 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 167,618.94 ¥
(1,064.28 $)
390,182.61 ¥
(2,477.43 $)
     +132.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 93,068.62 ¥
(590.93 $)
339,244.23 ¥
(2,154.00 $)
     +264.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 429,865.08 ¥
(2,729.39 $)
756,274.70 ¥
(4,801.90 $)
     +75.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 189,853.15 ¥
(1,205.46 $)
597,051.88 ¥
(3,790.93 $)
     +214.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 137,785.40 ¥
(874.86 $)
121,381.18 ¥
(770.70 $)
     -11.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 71,068.91 ¥
(451.25 $)
108,488.13 ¥
(688.84 $)
     +52.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 389,115.84 ¥
(2,470.66 $)
735,452.81 ¥
(4,669.69 $)
     +89.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.82 7.02      +284.8 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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