Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 51.5% higher than in Tokyo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 81.0% higher than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 148.0% higher than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 168.5% higher than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 28.9% higher than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 23.2% higher than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(6.63 $)
3,696.59 ¥
(24.52 $)
     +269.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,125.00 ¥
(47.25 $)
17,340.72 ¥
(115.00 $)
     +143.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 785.00 ¥
(5.21 $)
1,809.47 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +130.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 ¥
(2.32 $)
1,206.31 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +244.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥
(4.64 $)
1,507.89 ¥
(10.00 $)
     +115.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 480.34 ¥
(3.19 $)
803.42 ¥
(5.33 $)
     +67.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 169.42 ¥
(1.12 $)
401.10 ¥
(2.66 $)
     +136.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 111.06 ¥
(0.74 $)
297.52 ¥
(1.97 $)
     +167.9 %
Markets
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 892.10 ¥
(5.92 $)
731.89 ¥
(4.85 $)
     -18.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 253.35 ¥
(1.68 $)
710.92 ¥
(4.71 $)
     +180.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 228.42 ¥
(1.51 $)
402.03 ¥
(2.67 $)
     +76.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 335.39 ¥
(2.22 $)
825.80 ¥
(5.48 $)
     +146.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,127.70 ¥
(7.48 $)
905.67 ¥
(6.01 $)
     -19.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 470.40 ¥
(3.12 $)
1,110.72 ¥
(7.37 $)
     +136.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,274.60 ¥
(8.45 $)
1,232.36 ¥
(8.17 $)
     -3.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 348.92 ¥
(2.31 $)
390.39 ¥
(2.59 $)
     +11.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 168.18 ¥
(1.12 $)
138.36 ¥
(0.92 $)
     -17.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 398.15 ¥
(2.64 $)
236.37 ¥
(1.57 $)
     -40.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 350.07 ¥
(2.32 $)
345.52 ¥
(2.29 $)
     -1.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 199.37 ¥
(1.32 $)
222.67 ¥
(1.48 $)
     +11.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 187.86 ¥
(1.25 $)
160.10 ¥
(1.06 $)
     -14.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 208.32 ¥
(1.38 $)
325.48 ¥
(2.16 $)
     +56.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 133.04 ¥
(0.88 $)
341.57 ¥
(2.27 $)
     +156.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥
(6.63 $)
2,261.83 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +126.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 312.03 ¥
(2.07 $)
348.27 ¥
(2.31 $)
     +11.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 458.46 ¥
(3.04 $)
581.49 ¥
(3.86 $)
     +26.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(3.98 $)
1,809.47 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +201.6 %
Transportation
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.33 $)
263.88 ¥
(1.75 $)
     +31.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6,800.00 ¥
(45.10 $)
12,587.59 ¥
(83.48 $)
     +85.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ¥
(3.32 $)
467.45 ¥
(3.10 $)
     -6.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 ¥
(4.70 $)
407.13 ¥
(2.70 $)
     -42.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,789.47 ¥
(25.13 $)
4,401.53 ¥
(29.19 $)
     +16.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 654.44 ¥
(4.34 $)
806.13 ¥
(5.35 $)
     +23.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,271,000.00 ¥
(21,692.59 $)
4,523,665.00 ¥
(30,000.00 $)
     +38.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,348,235.29 ¥
(15,573.01 $)
4,100,548.72 ¥
(27,193.98 $)
     +74.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 27,744.81 ¥
(184.00 $)
30,076.79 ¥
(199.46 $)
     +8.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,920.33 ¥
(26.00 $)
11,315.65 ¥
(75.04 $)
     +188.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,912.74 ¥
(32.58 $)
11,444.87 ¥
(75.90 $)
     +133.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,969.33 ¥
(59.48 $)
8,628.47 ¥
(57.22 $)
     -3.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,990.59 ¥
(19.83 $)
2,148.74 ¥
(14.25 $)
     -28.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 ¥
(12.60 $)
2,563.41 ¥
(17.00 $)
     +34.9 %
Childcare
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 76,084.62 ¥
(504.58 $)
303,085.55 ¥
(2,010.00 $)
     +298.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,267,000.00 ¥
(15,034.27 $)
4,774,979.72 ¥
(31,666.67 $)
     +110.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,864.11 ¥
(52.15 $)
9,280.02 ¥
(61.54 $)
     +18.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,498.33 ¥
(36.46 $)
6,383.29 ¥
(42.33 $)
     +16.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,499.13 ¥
(63.00 $)
15,969.91 ¥
(105.91 $)
     +68.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,124.00 ¥
(80.40 $)
21,904.06 ¥
(145.26 $)
     +80.7 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 149,172.41 ¥
(989.28 $)
376,434.90 ¥
(2,496.44 $)
     +152.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 85,896.55 ¥
(569.65 $)
312,509.86 ¥
(2,072.50 $)
     +263.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 394,307.69 ¥
(2,614.97 $)
710,848.72 ¥
(4,714.20 $)
     +80.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 164,573.45 ¥
(1,091.42 $)
569,262.12 ¥
(3,775.23 $)
     +245.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 106,786.62 ¥
(708.19 $)
106,833.88 ¥
(708.50 $)
     +0.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 59,068.42 ¥
(391.73 $)
97,332.39 ¥
(645.49 $)
     +64.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 437,926.72 ¥
(2,904.24 $)
976,604.33 ¥
(6,476.64 $)
     +123.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.68 6.75      +301.4 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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