Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Kyoto 

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Consumer Prices in Kyoto are 27.4% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kyoto are 5.2% higher than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Kyoto are 37.2% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Kyoto are 15.6% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Kyoto are 55.5% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Kyoto is 24.7% higher than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 руб
(1,477.10 ¥)
609.30 руб
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -32.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,500.00 руб
(5,744.28 ¥)
3,046.51 руб
(5,000.00 ¥)
     -13.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 450.00 руб
(738.55 ¥)
426.51 руб
(700.00 ¥)
     -5.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(492.37 ¥)
243.72 руб
(400.00 ¥)
     -18.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(492.37 ¥)
365.58 руб
(600.00 ¥)
     +21.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 230.81 руб
(378.81 ¥)
264.03 руб
(433.33 ¥)
     +14.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 98.49 руб
(161.65 ¥)
90.38 руб
(148.33 ¥)
     -8.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 54.30 руб
(89.11 ¥)
66.01 руб
(108.33 ¥)
     +21.6 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 328.94 руб
(539.86 ¥)
505.63 руб
(829.85 ¥)
     +53.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 53.83 руб
(88.35 ¥)
120.08 руб
(197.09 ¥)
     +123.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 57.68 руб
(94.67 ¥)
128.97 руб
(211.67 ¥)
     +123.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 159.65 руб
(262.02 ¥)
200.01 руб
(328.26 ¥)
     +25.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 379.63 руб
(623.06 ¥)
460.73 руб
(756.16 ¥)
     +21.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 196.73 руб
(322.88 ¥)
269.87 руб
(442.92 ¥)
     +37.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 391.28 руб
(642.18 ¥)
617.24 руб
(1,013.02 ¥)
     +57.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 56.89 руб
(93.36 ¥)
143.21 руб
(235.04 ¥)
     +151.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 61.86 руб
(101.53 ¥)
77.39 руб
(127.01 ¥)
     +25.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 72.51 руб
(119.01 ¥)
136.74 руб
(224.42 ¥)
     +88.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 137.49 руб
(225.65 ¥)
163.29 руб
(267.99 ¥)
     +18.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.63 руб
(28.94 ¥)
62.74 руб
(102.97 ¥)
     +255.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.67 руб
(30.64 ¥)
114.50 руб
(187.93 ¥)
     +513.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 106.96 руб
(175.55 ¥)
106.63 руб
(175.00 ¥)
     -0.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 55.35 руб
(90.84 ¥)
70.07 руб
(115.00 ¥)
     +26.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(984.73 ¥)
609.30 руб
(1,000.00 ¥)
     +1.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 77.73 руб
(127.57 ¥)
153.75 руб
(252.33 ¥)
     +97.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 163.31 руб
(268.02 ¥)
243.72 руб
(400.00 ¥)
     +49.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 230.00 руб
(377.48 ¥)
341.21 руб
(560.00 ¥)
     +48.4 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб
(98.47 ¥)
152.33 руб
(250.00 ¥)
     +153.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(4,480.54 ¥)
5,642.14 руб
(9,260.00 ¥)
     +106.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(328.24 ¥)
304.65 руб
(500.00 ¥)
     +52.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 руб
(105.65 ¥)
441.26 руб
(724.21 ¥)
     +585.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(886.26 ¥)
1,559.81 руб
(2,560.00 ¥)
     +188.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 211.56 руб
(347.22 ¥)
393.75 руб
(646.24 ¥)
     +86.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(4,923,666.67 ¥)
2,036,287.32 руб
(3,342,000.00 ¥)
     -32.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,007,692.31 руб
(4,936,291.46 ¥)
1,492,789.92 руб
(2,450,000.00 ¥)
     -50.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,658.53 руб
(17,493.01 ¥)
11,094.37 руб
(18,208.33 ¥)
     +4.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 552.26 руб
(906.38 ¥)
2,402.17 руб
(3,942.50 ¥)
     +335.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 535.52 руб
(878.91 ¥)
2,284.88 руб
(3,750.00 ¥)
     +326.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,967.61 руб
(4,870.51 ¥)
4,813.49 руб
(7,900.00 ¥)
     +62.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,341.58 руб
(3,843.05 ¥)
1,827.91 руб
(3,000.00 ¥)
     -21.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(820.61 ¥)
1,096.74 руб
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +119.3 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 43,311.71 руб
(71,084.15 ¥)
23,559.68 руб
(38,666.67 ¥)
     -45.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,056,106.46 руб
(1,733,305.39 ¥)
822,557.71 руб
(1,350,000.00 ¥)
     -22.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,429.43 руб
(13,834.57 ¥)
2,421.98 руб
(3,975.00 ¥)
     -71.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,024.51 руб
(6,605.11 ¥)
1,980.23 руб
(3,250.00 ¥)
     -50.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,775.00 руб
(16,042.95 ¥)
5,361.86 руб
(8,800.00 ¥)
     -45.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,427.14 руб
(15,472.03 ¥)
4,752.56 руб
(7,800.00 ¥)
     -49.6 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 78,611.11 руб
(129,018.30 ¥)
45,262.44 руб
(74,285.71 ¥)
     -42.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 47,378.02 руб
(77,757.85 ¥)
27,479.52 руб
(45,100.00 ¥)
     -42.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 163,596.15 руб
(268,497.64 ¥)
101,144.13 руб
(166,000.00 ¥)
     -38.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 88,101.33 руб
(144,593.87 ¥)
62,758.11 руб
(103,000.00 ¥)
     -28.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 45,855.34 руб
(75,258.81 ¥)
45,284.43 руб
(74,321.81 ¥)
     -1.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,210.97 руб
(43,018.02 ¥)
45,284.43 руб
(74,321.81 ¥)
     +72.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Kyoto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 111,345.82 руб
(182,743.23 ¥)
145,988.76 руб
(239,600.00 ¥)
     +31.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.06 1.65      -88.3 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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