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 43.6% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 60.8% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 58.4% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 3.1% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 26.1% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,648.65 ¥
(19.00 £)
1,000.00 ¥
(5.21 £)
     -72.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 15,362.74 ¥
(80.00 £)
7,125.00 ¥
(37.10 £)
     -53.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,536.27 ¥
(8.00 £)
800.00 ¥
(4.17 £)
     -47.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,248.22 ¥
(6.50 £)
500.00 ¥
(2.60 £)
     -59.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,056.19 ¥
(5.50 £)
800.00 ¥
(4.17 £)
     -24.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 694.34 ¥
(3.62 £)
490.22 ¥
(2.55 £)
     -29.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 373.24 ¥
(1.94 £)
174.83 ¥
(0.91 £)
     -53.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 314.24 ¥
(1.64 £)
115.94 ¥
(0.60 £)
     -63.1 %
Markets
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 951.89 ¥
(4.96 £)
895.12 ¥
(4.66 £)
     -6.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 271.42 ¥
(1.41 £)
244.11 ¥
(1.27 £)
     -10.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 172.85 ¥
(0.90 £)
225.68 ¥
(1.18 £)
     +30.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 636.84 ¥
(3.32 £)
332.08 ¥
(1.73 £)
     -47.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 667.93 ¥
(3.48 £)
1,125.56 ¥
(5.86 £)
     +68.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 667.56 ¥
(3.48 £)
502.53 ¥
(2.62 £)
     -24.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,118.12 ¥
(5.82 £)
1,435.91 ¥
(7.48 £)
     +28.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 212.45 ¥
(1.11 £)
377.64 ¥
(1.97 £)
     +77.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 108.51 ¥
(0.57 £)
177.30 ¥
(0.92 £)
     +63.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 232.43 ¥
(1.21 £)
391.41 ¥
(2.04 £)
     +68.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 268.46 ¥
(1.40 £)
339.82 ¥
(1.77 £)
     +26.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 110.17 ¥
(0.57 £)
197.12 ¥
(1.03 £)
     +78.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 105.00 ¥
(0.55 £)
192.17 ¥
(1.00 £)
     +83.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 178.27 ¥
(0.93 £)
212.29 ¥
(1.11 £)
     +19.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 243.71 ¥
(1.27 £)
134.79 ¥
(0.70 £)
     -44.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,728.31 ¥
(9.00 £)
1,100.00 ¥
(5.73 £)
     -36.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 398.85 ¥
(2.08 £)
327.48 ¥
(1.71 £)
     -17.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 467.64 ¥
(2.44 £)
458.46 ¥
(2.39 £)
     -2.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,880.51 ¥
(15.00 £)
600.00 ¥
(3.12 £)
     -79.2 %
Transportation
London Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 556.90 ¥
(2.90 £)
200.00 ¥
(1.04 £)
     -64.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 38,406.85 ¥
(200.00 £)
7,800.00 ¥
(40.62 £)
     -79.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 768.14 ¥
(4.00 £)
500.00 ¥
(2.60 £)
     -34.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 601.90 ¥
(3.13 £)
643.74 ¥
(3.35 £)
     +7.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5,761.03 ¥
(30.00 £)
3,789.47 ¥
(19.73 £)
     -34.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,100.34 ¥
(5.73 £)
657.88 ¥
(3.43 £)
     -40.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,100,430.26 ¥
(26,560.00 £)
3,342,000.00 ¥
(17,403.14 £)
     -34.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,041,155.68 ¥
(26,251.33 £)
2,355,189.47 ¥
(12,264.42 £)
     -53.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 55,294.15 ¥
(287.94 £)
27,217.07 ¥
(141.73 £)
     -50.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 2,992.44 ¥
(15.58 £)
3,860.62 ¥
(20.10 £)
     +29.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,001.04 ¥
(31.25 £)
4,879.97 ¥
(25.41 £)
     -18.7 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,084.40 ¥
(47.31 £)
9,278.82 ¥
(48.32 £)
     +2.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,602.90 ¥
(13.55 £)
2,828.65 ¥
(14.73 £)
     +8.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,880.51 ¥
(15.00 £)
1,850.00 ¥
(9.63 £)
     -35.8 %
Childcare
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 353,408.46 ¥
(1,840.34 £)
75,650.00 ¥
(393.94 £)
     -78.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,851,201.60 ¥
(20,054.76 £)
2,215,312.50 ¥
(11,536.03 £)
     -42.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 15,988.08 ¥
(83.26 £)
7,819.90 ¥
(40.72 £)
     -51.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 7,743.10 ¥
(40.32 £)
5,354.76 ¥
(27.88 £)
     -30.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 17,052.59 ¥
(88.80 £)
9,105.42 ¥
(47.42 £)
     -46.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 18,739.90 ¥
(97.59 £)
11,975.45 ¥
(62.36 £)
     -36.1 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 431,276.97 ¥
(2,245.83 £)
150,757.80 ¥
(785.06 £)
     -65.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 312,631.79 ¥
(1,628.00 £)
86,429.41 ¥
(450.07 £)
     -72.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 813,630.92 ¥
(4,236.90 £)
418,408.39 ¥
(2,178.82 £)
     -48.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 557,404.74 ¥
(2,902.63 £)
172,768.21 ¥
(899.67 £)
     -69.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 251,795.67 ¥
(1,311.20 £)
114,941.35 ¥
(598.55 £)
     -54.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 137,588.50 ¥
(716.48 £)
61,693.47 ¥
(321.26 £)
     -55.2 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 610,484.18 ¥
(3,179.04 £)
433,878.42 ¥
(2,259.38 £)
     -28.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.57 1.67      -70.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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