Cost of Living Comparison Between Birmingham and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 28.04% higher than in Birmingham (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 31.61% higher than in Birmingham
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 40.70% higher than in Birmingham
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 26.22% lower than in Birmingham
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 68.10% higher than in Birmingham
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 3.94% higher than in Birmingham
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Restaurants
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 £
(1,419.94 ¥)
5.99 £
(850.00 ¥)
     -40.14 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £
(7,099.72 ¥)
35.21 £
(5,000.00 ¥)
     -29.57 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.57 £
(790.91 ¥)
4.93 £
(700.00 ¥)
     -11.49 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 £
(496.98 ¥)
3.52 £
(500.00 ¥)
     +0.61 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 £
(567.98 ¥)
4.23 £
(600.00 ¥)
     +5.64 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.65 £
(376.93 ¥)
2.74 £
(389.55 ¥)
     +3.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.34 £
(190.95 ¥)
1.04 £
(147.77 ¥)
     -22.61 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.01 £
(144.02 ¥)
0.76 £
(108.41 ¥)
     -24.73 %
Markets
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.47 £
(492.97 ¥)
5.34 £
(758.86 ¥)
     +53.94 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 £
(127.63 ¥)
1.43 £
(202.67 ¥)
     +58.79 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 £
(69.99 ¥)
1.68 £
(239.13 ¥)
     +241.67 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.87 £
(265.53 ¥)
1.80 £
(255.34 ¥)
     -3.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.58 £
(366.72 ¥)
5.19 £
(736.42 ¥)
     +100.81 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.37 £
(336.53 ¥)
2.94 £
(417.50 ¥)
     +24.06 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.63 £
(515.45 ¥)
8.20 £
(1,164.03 ¥)
     +125.83 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.86 £
(121.45 ¥)
2.60 £
(368.74 ¥)
     +203.61 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.45 £
(64.49 ¥)
1.20 £
(170.12 ¥)
     +163.80 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.67 £
(95.32 ¥)
2.04 £
(289.17 ¥)
     +203.35 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.99 £
(140.81 ¥)
2.19 £
(311.11 ¥)
     +120.94 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 £
(85.34 ¥)
1.27 £
(179.93 ¥)
     +110.83 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.48 £
(68.36 ¥)
1.07 £
(151.31 ¥)
     +121.32 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £
(123.36 ¥)
1.40 £
(198.22 ¥)
     +60.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.74 £
(105.48 ¥)
0.89 £
(125.86 ¥)
     +19.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £
(993.96 ¥)
9.86 £
(1,400.00 ¥)
     +40.85 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.67 £
(236.87 ¥)
2.35 £
(333.62 ¥)
     +40.84 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 £
(231.63 ¥)
2.58 £
(366.67 ¥)
     +58.30 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.50 £
(1,632.94 ¥)
3.66 £
(520.00 ¥)
     -68.16 %
Transportation
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 £
(340.79 ¥)
1.41 £
(200.00 ¥)
     -41.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.25 £
(9,265.13 ¥)
73.95 £
(10,500.00 ¥)
     +13.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.20 £
(312.39 ¥)
3.24 £
(460.00 ¥)
     +47.25 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.80 £
(255.94 ¥)
4.65 £
(659.83 ¥)
     +157.81 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.60 £
(2,215.11 ¥)
24.65 £
(3,500.00 ¥)
     +58.01 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.76 £
(676.24 ¥)
3.72 £
(527.94 ¥)
     -21.93 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 £
(3,265,871.32 ¥)
17,849.29 £
(2,534,500.00 ¥)
     -22.39 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,199.00 £
(2,868,144.99 ¥)
15,026.65 £
(2,133,700.00 ¥)
     -25.61 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 149.30 £
(21,200.19 ¥)
154.29 £
(21,908.96 ¥)
     +3.34 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 £
(23.31 ¥)
0.22 £
(31.15 ¥)
     +33.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.45 £
(4,182.38 ¥)
31.87 £
(4,525.00 ¥)
     +8.19 %
Sports And Leisure
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.81 £
(3,807.55 ¥)
68.90 £
(9,783.33 ¥)
     +156.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 £
(2,129.92 ¥)
22.13 £
(3,141.67 ¥)
     +47.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £
(1,419.94 ¥)
12.68 £
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +26.77 %
Childcare
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 912.70 £
(129,598.29 ¥)
570.88 £
(81,061.40 ¥)
     -37.45 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 £
(1,703,932.86 ¥)
14,041.05 £
(1,993,750.00 ¥)
     +17.01 %
Clothing And Shoes
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.73 £
(7,770.90 ¥)
48.25 £
(6,851.45 ¥)
     -11.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.45 £
(4,324.38 ¥)
31.20 £
(4,430.66 ¥)
     +2.46 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.05 £
(9,094.40 ¥)
58.04 £
(8,241.38 ¥)
     -9.38 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 55.00 £
(7,809.69 ¥)
89.37 £
(12,689.66 ¥)
     +62.49 %
Rent Per Month
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 761.25 £
(108,093.24 ¥)
932.74 £
(132,444.44 ¥)
     +22.53 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 561.59 £
(79,742.77 ¥)
538.20 £
(76,421.54 ¥)
     -4.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,239.52 £
(176,005.45 ¥)
2,226.81 £
(316,195.03 ¥)
     +79.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 878.18 £
(124,696.90 ¥)
1,143.00 £
(162,300.00 ¥)
     +30.16 %
Buy Apartment Price
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 289.93 £
(41,168.81 ¥)
818.23 £
(116,184.67 ¥)
     +182.22 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 162.48 £
(23,070.92 ¥)
501.64 £
(71,229.67 ¥)
     +208.74 %
Salaries And Financing
Birmingham Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,705.21 £
(242,130.04 ¥)
2,332.61 £
(331,217.80 ¥)
     +36.79 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.25 1.34      -58.83 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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