Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 25.5% lower than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 40.9% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 59.7% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 58.5% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 16.6% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 23.8% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 $
(3,218.96 ¥)
7.15 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -68.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(13,995.50 ¥)
46.44 $
(6,500.00 ¥)
     -53.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.25 $
(1,434.54 ¥)
5.00 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -51.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(1,119.64 ¥)
3.57 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -55.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(1,259.59 ¥)
4.29 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -52.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.46 $
(764.15 ¥)
3.20 $
(447.78 ¥)
     -41.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.88 $
(402.47 ¥)
1.16 $
(161.98 ¥)
     -59.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $
(318.74 ¥)
0.82 $
(115.39 ¥)
     -63.8 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.68 $
(654.76 ¥)
5.19 $
(726.28 ¥)
     +10.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.82 $
(534.44 ¥)
1.24 $
(173.27 ¥)
     -67.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.43 $
(339.54 ¥)
1.17 $
(163.48 ¥)
     -51.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.81 $
(813.80 ¥)
1.96 $
(273.83 ¥)
     -66.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.90 $
(826.37 ¥)
5.25 $
(734.66 ¥)
     -11.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.96 $
(833.99 ¥)
3.39 $
(474.00 ¥)
     -43.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.01 $
(1,120.58 ¥)
8.36 $
(1,169.62 ¥)
     +4.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 $
(301.72 ¥)
2.87 $
(402.20 ¥)
     +33.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $
(124.12 ¥)
1.36 $
(190.12 ¥)
     +53.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.58 $
(220.95 ¥)
2.62 $
(366.25 ¥)
     +65.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.22 $
(310.71 ¥)
2.06 $
(288.91 ¥)
     -7.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.36 $
(190.81 ¥)
1.83 $
(256.05 ¥)
     +34.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 $
(150.28 ¥)
1.48 $
(207.70 ¥)
     +38.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.02 $
(282.34 ¥)
1.32 $
(184.12 ¥)
     -34.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $
(315.28 ¥)
0.86 $
(120.20 ¥)
     -61.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.50 $
(1,888.69 ¥)
8.57 $
(1,200.00 ¥)
     -36.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.59 $
(361.83 ¥)
2.02 $
(283.40 ¥)
     -21.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $
(466.43 ¥)
2.83 $
(396.48 ¥)
     -15.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $
(1,539.50 ¥)
4.14 $
(580.00 ¥)
     -62.3 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.88 $
(262.42 ¥)
1.14 $
(160.00 ¥)
     -39.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 $
(13,295.72 ¥)
39.66 $
(5,550.00 ¥)
     -58.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(559.82 ¥)
3.57 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -10.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(384.88 ¥)
4.83 $
(675.92 ¥)
     +75.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.00 $
(4,058.69 ¥)
24.21 $
(3,388.00 ¥)
     -16.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.08 $
(710.97 ¥)
4.45 $
(622.28 ¥)
     -12.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,500.00 $
(3,568,851.94 ¥)
18,220.15 $
(2,550,000.00 ¥)
     -28.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,113.46 $
(3,514,753.96 ¥)
16,376.46 $
(2,291,966.67 ¥)
     -34.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 172.50 $
(24,141.63 ¥)
174.48 $
(24,419.18 ¥)
     +1.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $
(11.90 ¥)
0.23 $
(31.64 ¥)
     +166.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.53 $
(10,150.98 ¥)
32.75 $
(4,584.09 ¥)
     -54.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.19 $
(6,464.13 ¥)
61.30 $
(8,578.86 ¥)
     +32.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.78 $
(1,368.45 ¥)
19.20 $
(2,687.65 ¥)
     +96.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(2,099.32 ¥)
12.86 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     -14.3 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,484.00 $
(207,693.19 ¥)
486.97 $
(68,153.33 ¥)
     -67.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,929.57 $
(3,209,107.12 ¥)
16,197.17 $
(2,266,875.00 ¥)
     -29.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.88 $
(8,240.64 ¥)
39.11 $
(5,474.04 ¥)
     -33.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.06 $
(5,746.57 ¥)
32.88 $
(4,601.96 ¥)
     -19.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.09 $
(14,148.53 ¥)
55.27 $
(7,735.62 ¥)
     -45.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.52 $
(18,827.21 ¥)
66.91 $
(9,364.09 ¥)
     -50.3 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,614.29 $
(365,882.30 ¥)
1,021.92 $
(143,022.73 ¥)
     -60.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,056.18 $
(287,772.56 ¥)
601.17 $
(84,137.06 ¥)
     -70.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,641.94 $
(649,661.98 ¥)
2,327.43 $
(325,735.29 ¥)
     -49.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,452.79 $
(483,235.73 ¥)
1,192.86 $
(166,946.81 ¥)
     -65.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 867.71 $
(121,440.21 ¥)
764.46 $
(106,989.47 ¥)
     -11.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 616.06 $
(86,220.91 ¥)
434.51 $
(60,812.28 ¥)
     -29.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,665.27 $
(792,882.31 ¥)
2,551.96 $
(357,159.04 ¥)
     -55.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.52 1.21      -78.1 %
Last update: June 2023June 2023
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