Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 29.8% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 44.0% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 61.9% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 57.9% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 1.5% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 29.1% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(3,419.55 ¥)
5.26 £
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -70.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(15,198.01 ¥)
37.50 £
(7,125.00 ¥)
     -53.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(1,519.80 ¥)
4.13 £
(785.00 ¥)
     -48.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £
(1,225.34 ¥)
1.84 £
(350.00 ¥)
     -71.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(949.88 ¥)
3.68 £
(700.00 ¥)
     -26.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(681.27 ¥)
2.53 £
(480.34 ¥)
     -29.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £
(373.45 ¥)
0.89 £
(169.42 ¥)
     -54.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £
(295.47 ¥)
0.58 £
(111.06 ¥)
     -62.4 %
Markets
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 £
(939.94 ¥)
4.70 £
(892.10 ¥)
     -5.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(258.39 ¥)
1.33 £
(253.35 ¥)
     -2.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(171.74 ¥)
1.20 £
(228.42 ¥)
     +33.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £
(628.35 ¥)
1.77 £
(335.39 ¥)
     -46.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £
(650.62 ¥)
5.94 £
(1,127.70 ¥)
     +73.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(661.78 ¥)
2.48 £
(470.40 ¥)
     -28.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.56 £
(1,055.82 ¥)
6.71 £
(1,274.60 ¥)
     +20.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(210.84 ¥)
1.84 £
(348.92 ¥)
     +65.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 £
(105.77 ¥)
0.89 £
(168.18 ¥)
     +59.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £
(222.82 ¥)
2.10 £
(398.15 ¥)
     +78.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(286.87 ¥)
1.84 £
(350.07 ¥)
     +22.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(104.60 ¥)
1.05 £
(199.37 ¥)
     +90.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(104.32 ¥)
0.99 £
(187.86 ¥)
     +80.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 £
(181.05 ¥)
1.10 £
(208.32 ¥)
     +15.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 £
(243.27 ¥)
0.70 £
(133.04 ¥)
     -45.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(1,709.78 ¥)
5.26 £
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -41.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £
(388.29 ¥)
1.64 £
(312.03 ¥)
     -19.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(461.56 ¥)
2.41 £
(458.46 ¥)
     -0.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(2,849.63 ¥)
3.16 £
(600.00 ¥)
     -78.9 %
Transportation
London Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(531.93 ¥)
1.05 £
(200.00 ¥)
     -62.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(37,995.01 ¥)
35.79 £
(6,800.00 ¥)
     -82.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(759.90 ¥)
2.63 £
(500.00 ¥)
     -34.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(595.45 ¥)
3.73 £
(708.11 ¥)
     +18.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(5,699.25 ¥)
19.95 £
(3,789.47 ¥)
     -33.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(1,084.15 ¥)
3.44 £
(654.44 ¥)
     -39.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,280.00 £
(4,992,544.90 ¥)
17,218.05 £
(3,271,000.00 ¥)
     -34.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(4,987,098.95 ¥)
12,360.75 £
(2,348,235.29 ¥)
     -52.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 280.60 £
(53,307.21 ¥)
146.04 £
(27,744.81 ¥)
     -48.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.98 £
(2,844.93 ¥)
20.64 £
(3,920.33 ¥)
     +37.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.76 £
(6,034.47 ¥)
25.86 £
(4,912.74 ¥)
     -18.6 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.98 £
(9,115.00 ¥)
47.21 £
(8,969.33 ¥)
     -1.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.53 £
(2,570.14 ¥)
15.74 £
(2,990.59 ¥)
     +16.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(2,849.63 ¥)
10.00 £
(1,900.00 ¥)
     -33.3 %
Childcare
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,829.08 £
(347,480.39 ¥)
400.50 £
(76,084.62 ¥)
     -78.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(3,809,904.84 ¥)
11,933.14 £
(2,267,000.00 ¥)
     -40.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 £
(15,984.29 ¥)
41.40 £
(7,864.11 ¥)
     -50.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(7,657.96 ¥)
28.11 £
(5,340.00 ¥)
     -30.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.22 £
(16,759.30 ¥)
49.34 £
(9,373.33 ¥)
     -44.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.00 £
(18,427.58 ¥)
62.28 £
(11,831.43 ¥)
     -35.8 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £
(418,736.72 ¥)
774.84 £
(147,200.00 ¥)
     -64.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £
(308,424.53 ¥)
445.85 £
(84,700.00 ¥)
     -72.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £
(791,319.24 ¥)
2,024.90 £
(384,680.00 ¥)
     -51.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,759.76 £
(524,284.86 ¥)
849.90 £
(161,459.46 ¥)
     -69.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(239,600.25 ¥)
562.11 £
(106,786.62 ¥)
     -55.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.88 £
(131,060.74 ¥)
303.94 £
(57,740.79 ¥)
     -55.9 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,219.90 £
(611,701.53 ¥)
2,328.18 £
(442,297.06 ¥)
     -27.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 1.66      -70.3 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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