Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 34.5% higher than in Bangkok (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 38.9% higher than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 50.4% higher than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 62.2% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 42.8% higher than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 224.0% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.79 $
(100.00 ฿)
6.65 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     +138.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 27.88 $
(1,000.00 ฿)
47.39 $
(7,125.00 ¥)
     +70.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.58 $
(200.00 ฿)
5.22 $
(785.00 ¥)
     -6.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.95 $
(70.00 ฿)
2.33 $
(350.00 ¥)
     +19.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.86 $
(138.30 ฿)
4.66 $
(700.00 ¥)
     +20.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.34 $
(84.06 ฿)
3.19 $
(480.34 ¥)
     +36.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.56 $
(20.06 ฿)
1.13 $
(169.42 ¥)
     +101.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.33 $
(11.68 ฿)
0.74 $
(111.06 ¥)
     +126.9 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.28 $
(225.28 ฿)
5.92 $
(890.22 ¥)
     -5.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.42 $
(50.84 ฿)
1.68 $
(252.17 ¥)
     +18.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.65 $
(23.24 ฿)
1.52 $
(228.42 ¥)
     +134.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.11 $
(75.77 ฿)
2.24 $
(337.30 ¥)
     +6.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.10 $
(326.49 ฿)
7.50 $
(1,127.70 ¥)
     -17.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.40 $
(50.32 ฿)
3.13 $
(470.40 ¥)
     +123.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.94 $
(177.21 ฿)
8.48 $
(1,274.60 ¥)
     +71.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.35 $
(48.51 ฿)
2.32 $
(348.92 ¥)
     +71.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 $
(21.57 ฿)
1.12 $
(168.18 ¥)
     +86.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 $
(36.22 ฿)
2.65 $
(398.15 ¥)
     +162.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.69 $
(24.69 ฿)
2.33 $
(350.07 ¥)
     +238.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.66 $
(23.75 ฿)
1.33 $
(199.37 ¥)
     +100.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 $
(21.10 ฿)
1.25 $
(187.86 ¥)
     +112.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 $
(43.74 ฿)
1.39 $
(208.32 ¥)
     +13.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.44 $
(15.85 ฿)
0.88 $
(133.04 ¥)
     +100.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.51 $
(700.00 ฿)
6.65 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -65.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $
(61.72 ฿)
2.06 $
(309.80 ¥)
     +19.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.27 $
(117.39 ฿)
3.08 $
(463.33 ¥)
     -5.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.18 $
(150.00 ฿)
3.99 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -4.6 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.23 $
(44.00 ฿)
1.33 $
(200.00 ¥)
     +8.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 33.45 $
(1,200.00 ฿)
45.23 $
(6,800.00 ¥)
     +35.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.98 $
(35.00 ฿)
3.33 $
(500.00 ¥)
     +240.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $
(64.50 ฿)
4.71 $
(708.11 ¥)
     +161.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.02 $
(180.00 ฿)
25.20 $
(3,789.47 ¥)
     +402.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.27 $
(153.16 ฿)
4.33 $
(651.63 ¥)
     +1.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 54,362.42 $
(1,950,000.00 ฿)
21,755.32 $
(3,271,000.00 ¥)
     -60.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,270.78 $
(906,472.22 ฿)
15,618.04 $
(2,348,235.29 ¥)
     -38.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 86.75 $
(3,111.88 ฿)
186.88 $
(28,098.63 ¥)
     +115.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 13.09 $
(469.58 ฿)
26.74 $
(4,020.33 ¥)
     +104.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 15.79 $
(566.52 ฿)
32.91 $
(4,948.62 ¥)
     +108.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.04 $
(2,010.21 ฿)
58.96 $
(8,864.83 ¥)
     +5.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.94 $
(392.36 ฿)
19.89 $
(2,990.59 ¥)
     +81.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.97 $
(250.00 ฿)
12.64 $
(1,900.00 ¥)
     +81.3 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 554.15 $
(19,877.49 ฿)
506.04 $
(76,084.62 ¥)
     -8.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,246.56 $
(439,288.64 ฿)
15,077.75 $
(2,267,000.00 ¥)
     +23.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.12 $
(1,941.40 ฿)
52.30 $
(7,864.11 ¥)
     -3.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.99 $
(1,470.37 ฿)
36.57 $
(5,498.33 ¥)
     -10.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.81 $
(3,436.90 ฿)
63.18 $
(9,499.13 ¥)
     -34.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.22 $
(3,343.96 ฿)
80.64 $
(12,124.00 ¥)
     -13.5 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 674.00 $
(24,176.47 ฿)
956.59 $
(143,827.59 ¥)
     +41.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 310.76 $
(11,147.22 ฿)
571.30 $
(85,896.55 ¥)
     +83.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,618.75 $
(58,065.22 ฿)
2,622.53 $
(394,307.69 ¥)
     +62.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 885.04 $
(31,746.55 ฿)
1,094.66 $
(164,586.13 ¥)
     +23.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 500.02 $
(17,936.05 ฿)
710.23 $
(106,786.62 ¥)
     +42.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 230.36 $
(8,263.20 ฿)
392.86 $
(59,068.42 ¥)
     +70.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 646.90 $
(23,204.51 ฿)
2,912.23 $
(437,865.60 ¥)
     +350.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.72 1.68      -70.6 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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