Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 9.90% lower than in Tokyo (without rent)
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 67.93% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 76.34% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 16.15% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 29.87% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
(7.71 $)
2,076.37 ¥
(20.00 $)
     +159.55 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 ¥
(48.16 $)
7,786.38 ¥
(75.00 $)
     +55.73 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(6.74 $)
947.34 ¥
(9.12 $)
     +35.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(4.82 $)
648.86 ¥
(6.25 $)
     +29.77 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 ¥
(5.78 $)
830.55 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +38.42 %
Cappuccino (regular) 394.41 ¥
(3.80 $)
486.86 ¥
(4.69 $)
     +23.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 139.50 ¥
(1.34 $)
238.93 ¥
(2.30 $)
     +71.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 104.33 ¥
(1.00 $)
209.16 ¥
(2.01 $)
     +100.48 %
Markets
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 753.30 ¥
(7.26 $)
396.91 ¥
(3.82 $)
     -47.31 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 189.45 ¥
(1.82 $)
349.33 ¥
(3.36 $)
     +84.39 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 246.26 ¥
(2.37 $)
289.66 ¥
(2.79 $)
     +17.62 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 249.15 ¥
(2.40 $)
364.19 ¥
(3.51 $)
     +46.17 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 722.91 ¥
(6.96 $)
579.83 ¥
(5.59 $)
     -19.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 424.11 ¥
(4.09 $)
584.76 ¥
(5.63 $)
     +37.88 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,183.88 ¥
(11.40 $)
674.01 ¥
(6.49 $)
     -43.07 %
Apples (1 lb) 357.38 ¥
(3.44 $)
194.32 ¥
(1.87 $)
     -45.63 %
Banana (1 lb) 170.60 ¥
(1.64 $)
93.06 ¥
(0.90 $)
     -45.45 %
Oranges (1 lb) 300.51 ¥
(2.89 $)
146.59 ¥
(1.41 $)
     -51.22 %
Tomato (1 lb) 311.11 ¥
(3.00 $)
209.95 ¥
(2.02 $)
     -32.52 %
Potato (1 lb) 167.83 ¥
(1.62 $)
127.15 ¥
(1.22 $)
     -24.24 %
Onion (1 lb) 150.29 ¥
(1.45 $)
100.78 ¥
(0.97 $)
     -32.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 198.12 ¥
(1.91 $)
165.03 ¥
(1.59 $)
     -16.70 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 123.59 ¥
(1.19 $)
220.84 ¥
(2.13 $)
     +78.68 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,400.00 ¥
(13.49 $)
1,557.28 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +11.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 320.83 ¥
(3.09 $)
284.39 ¥
(2.74 $)
     -11.36 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 434.62 ¥
(4.19 $)
302.73 ¥
(2.92 $)
     -30.34 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 520.00 ¥
(5.01 $)
1,031.95 ¥
(9.94 $)
     +98.45 %
Transportation
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.93 $)
181.68 ¥
(1.75 $)
     -9.16 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,500.00 ¥
(101.14 $)
10,381.84 ¥
(100.00 $)
     -1.13 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 460.00 ¥
(4.43 $)
295.88 ¥
(2.85 $)
     -35.68 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 ¥
(6.82 $)
344.16 ¥
(3.32 $)
     -51.40 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,444.12 ¥
(33.17 $)
3,030.46 ¥
(29.19 $)
     -12.01 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 529.46 ¥
(5.10 $)
376.02 ¥
(3.62 $)
     -28.98 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,530,000.00 ¥
(24,369.48 $)
2,595,459.62 ¥
(25,000.00 $)
     +2.59 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,156,593.75 ¥
(20,772.75 $)
2,240,331.22 ¥
(21,579.33 $)
     +3.88 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 22,314.96 ¥
(214.94 $)
14,062.18 ¥
(135.45 $)
     -36.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 37.35 ¥
(0.36 $)
13.35 ¥
(0.13 $)
     -64.26 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,556.90 ¥
(43.89 $)
6,919.92 ¥
(66.65 $)
     +51.86 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,640.62 ¥
(92.86 $)
4,327.52 ¥
(41.68 $)
     -55.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,308.33 ¥
(31.87 $)
1,097.30 ¥
(10.57 $)
     -66.83 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(17.34 $)
1,557.28 ¥
(15.00 $)
     -13.48 %
Childcare
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 79,531.75 ¥
(766.07 $)
107,967.91 ¥
(1,039.97 $)
     +35.75 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,993,478.26 ¥
(19,201.59 $)
2,307,496.72 ¥
(22,226.28 $)
     +15.75 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,827.64 ¥
(65.77 $)
5,563.54 ¥
(53.59 $)
     -18.51 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,446.10 ¥
(42.83 $)
4,003.74 ¥
(38.56 $)
     -9.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,222.22 ¥
(79.20 $)
8,237.96 ¥
(79.35 $)
     +0.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,821.43 ¥
(123.50 $)
11,393.55 ¥
(109.74 $)
     -11.14 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 128,222.22 ¥
(1,235.06 $)
231,612.94 ¥
(2,230.94 $)
     +80.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 75,584.83 ¥
(728.05 $)
184,494.79 ¥
(1,777.09 $)
     +144.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 335,206.19 ¥
(3,228.77 $)
445,842.75 ¥
(4,294.45 $)
     +33.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 162,896.55 ¥
(1,569.05 $)
316,794.66 ¥
(3,051.43 $)
     +94.48 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 114,252.71 ¥
(1,100.51 $)
79,796.06 ¥
(768.61 $)
     -30.16 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 70,938.58 ¥
(683.29 $)
53,664.40 ¥
(516.91 $)
     -24.35 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo[ Edit ] Los Angeles, CA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 318,288.46 ¥
(3,065.82 $)
470,363.02 ¥
(4,530.63 $)
     +47.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.33 3.84      +188.17 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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