Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 6.25% lower than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 16.80% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 67.75% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 74.44% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 14.83% lower than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 32.60% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(9.14 $)
2,187.82 ¥
(20.00 $)
     +118.78 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 ¥
(45.71 $)
8,204.33 ¥
(75.00 $)
     +64.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(6.40 $)
984.52 ¥
(9.00 $)
     +40.65 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(4.57 $)
765.74 ¥
(7.00 $)
     +53.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 ¥
(5.48 $)
875.13 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +45.85 %
Cappuccino (regular) 397.33 ¥
(3.63 $)
509.09 ¥
(4.65 $)
     +28.13 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 149.45 ¥
(1.37 $)
234.23 ¥
(2.14 $)
     +56.73 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 111.53 ¥
(1.02 $)
228.27 ¥
(2.09 $)
     +104.67 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 791.27 ¥
(7.23 $)
400.13 ¥
(3.66 $)
     -49.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 199.48 ¥
(1.82 $)
358.02 ¥
(3.27 $)
     +79.47 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 226.45 ¥
(2.07 $)
231.10 ¥
(2.11 $)
     +2.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 259.72 ¥
(2.37 $)
370.14 ¥
(3.38 $)
     +42.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 811.93 ¥
(7.42 $)
614.44 ¥
(5.62 $)
     -24.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 443.28 ¥
(4.05 $)
564.61 ¥
(5.16 $)
     +27.37 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,130.96 ¥
(10.34 $)
735.87 ¥
(6.73 $)
     -34.93 %
Apples (1 lb) 386.01 ¥
(3.53 $)
196.36 ¥
(1.80 $)
     -49.13 %
Banana (1 lb) 161.70 ¥
(1.48 $)
80.61 ¥
(0.74 $)
     -50.15 %
Oranges (1 lb) 266.92 ¥
(2.44 $)
160.89 ¥
(1.47 $)
     -39.72 %
Tomato (1 lb) 298.55 ¥
(2.73 $)
214.29 ¥
(1.96 $)
     -28.22 %
Potato (1 lb) 163.83 ¥
(1.50 $)
125.44 ¥
(1.15 $)
     -23.43 %
Onion (1 lb) 157.96 ¥
(1.44 $)
109.72 ¥
(1.00 $)
     -30.54 %
Lettuce (1 head) 201.57 ¥
(1.84 $)
188.37 ¥
(1.72 $)
     -6.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 128.04 ¥
(1.17 $)
209.23 ¥
(1.91 $)
     +63.41 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 ¥
(13.71 $)
1,640.87 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +9.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 340.15 ¥
(3.11 $)
280.17 ¥
(2.56 $)
     -17.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 398.18 ¥
(3.64 $)
251.48 ¥
(2.30 $)
     -36.84 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 520.00 ¥
(4.75 $)
1,093.91 ¥
(10.00 $)
     +110.37 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥
(1.92 $)
191.43 ¥
(1.75 $)
     -8.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,250.00 ¥
(93.70 $)
10,939.10 ¥
(100.00 $)
     +6.72 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 460.00 ¥
(4.21 $)
311.76 ¥
(2.85 $)
     -32.23 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 675.92 ¥
(6.18 $)
295.36 ¥
(2.70 $)
     -56.30 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ¥
(32.00 $)
3,193.12 ¥
(29.19 $)
     -8.77 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 528.68 ¥
(4.83 $)
381.14 ¥
(3.48 $)
     -27.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥
(22,853.80 $)
2,734,775.00 ¥
(25,000.00 $)
     +9.39 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,151,550.00 ¥
(19,668.44 $)
2,341,363.40 ¥
(21,403.62 $)
     +8.82 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 22,819.16 ¥
(208.60 $)
17,605.97 ¥
(160.95 $)
     -22.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 29.31 ¥
(0.27 $)
12.99 ¥
(0.12 $)
     -55.68 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,551.67 ¥
(41.61 $)
7,485.72 ¥
(68.43 $)
     +64.46 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,900.00 ¥
(90.50 $)
4,445.88 ¥
(40.64 $)
     -55.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,911.11 ¥
(26.61 $)
1,091.72 ¥
(9.98 $)
     -62.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(16.45 $)
1,640.87 ¥
(15.00 $)
     -8.84 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 87,203.70 ¥
(797.17 $)
112,309.76 ¥
(1,026.68 $)
     +28.79 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,084,090.91 ¥
(19,051.76 $)
2,713,396.44 ¥
(24,804.57 $)
     +30.20 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,953.26 ¥
(63.56 $)
5,477.09 ¥
(50.07 $)
     -21.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,266.67 ¥
(39.00 $)
4,178.38 ¥
(38.20 $)
     -2.07 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,483.33 ¥
(77.55 $)
8,820.56 ¥
(80.63 $)
     +3.98 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 13,250.00 ¥
(121.13 $)
12,246.22 ¥
(111.95 $)
     -7.58 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 144,207.14 ¥
(1,318.27 $)
246,806.25 ¥
(2,256.18 $)
     +71.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 76,832.00 ¥
(702.36 $)
184,061.30 ¥
(1,682.60 $)
     +139.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 333,677.96 ¥
(3,050.32 $)
471,807.15 ¥
(4,313.03 $)
     +41.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 172,300.00 ¥
(1,575.08 $)
313,544.35 ¥
(2,866.27 $)
     +81.98 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 119,808.79 ¥
(1,095.23 $)
86,505.46 ¥
(790.79 $)
     -27.80 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 70,141.72 ¥
(641.20 $)
56,732.31 ¥
(518.62 $)
     -19.12 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 352,888.43 ¥
(3,225.94 $)
546,563.01 ¥
(4,996.42 $)
     +54.88 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.24 3.57      +188.73 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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