Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 14.19% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 31.99% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 52.63% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 45.25% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 9.90% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 16.24% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(2,204.19 ¥)
9.07 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -54.63 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(11,020.96 ¥)
54.44 $
(6,000.00 ¥)
     -45.56 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(991.89 ¥)
6.35 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -29.43 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.20 $
(793.51 ¥)
4.54 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -36.99 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(991.89 ¥)
5.44 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -39.51 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.84 $
(533.32 ¥)
3.72 $
(410.22 ¥)
     -23.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 $
(234.21 ¥)
1.35 $
(149.28 ¥)
     -36.26 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 $
(200.05 ¥)
0.99 $
(109.35 ¥)
     -45.34 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 $
(498.91 ¥)
7.16 $
(788.80 ¥)
     +58.11 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.57 $
(393.47 ¥)
1.98 $
(218.32 ¥)
     -44.52 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.44 $
(268.44 ¥)
2.02 $
(222.96 ¥)
     -16.94 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.16 $
(348.41 ¥)
2.35 $
(259.05 ¥)
     -25.65 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.97 $
(658.01 ¥)
7.03 $
(775.00 ¥)
     +17.78 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.93 $
(653.37 ¥)
4.04 $
(444.95 ¥)
     -31.90 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.84 $
(864.37 ¥)
9.94 $
(1,095.07 ¥)
     +26.69 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.63 $
(290.33 ¥)
3.58 $
(394.39 ¥)
     +35.84 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $
(143.19 ¥)
1.52 $
(167.53 ¥)
     +17.00 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 $
(297.98 ¥)
2.52 $
(277.39 ¥)
     -6.91 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.88 $
(317.36 ¥)
2.75 $
(302.67 ¥)
     -4.63 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.96 $
(215.72 ¥)
1.58 $
(174.50 ¥)
     -19.11 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.91 $
(210.59 ¥)
1.41 $
(155.29 ¥)
     -26.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 $
(266.44 ¥)
1.81 $
(199.57 ¥)
     -25.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.18 $
(239.82 ¥)
1.16 $
(128.32 ¥)
     -46.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(1,653.14 ¥)
13.61 $
(1,500.00 ¥)
     -9.26 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.12 $
(343.97 ¥)
3.11 $
(342.57 ¥)
     -0.41 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.18 $
(350.15 ¥)
3.70 $
(407.50 ¥)
     +16.38 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(1,653.14 ¥)
4.72 $
(520.00 ¥)
     -68.54 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(303.08 ¥)
1.91 $
(210.00 ¥)
     -30.71 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $
(14,327.25 ¥)
97.54 $
(10,750.00 ¥)
     -24.97 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.80 $
(418.80 ¥)
4.08 $
(450.00 ¥)
     +7.45 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(330.63 ¥)
6.13 $
(675.92 ¥)
     +104.44 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(3,306.29 ¥)
28.98 $
(3,194.12 ¥)
     -3.39 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $
(318.10 ¥)
4.83 $
(532.08 ¥)
     +67.27 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(2,534,821.06 ¥)
22,684.05 $
(2,500,000.00 ¥)
     -1.37 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,364.12 $
(2,354,531.81 ¥)
19,648.92 $
(2,165,500.00 ¥)
     -8.03 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.03 $
(16,975.19 ¥)
216.89 $
(23,902.99 ¥)
     +40.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(11.16 ¥)
0.26 $
(28.75 ¥)
     +157.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.69 $
(7,349.57 ¥)
40.99 $
(4,517.74 ¥)
     -38.53 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 110.07 $
(12,131.22 ¥)
89.27 $
(9,838.71 ¥)
     -18.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.36 $
(4,227.33 ¥)
30.28 $
(3,337.50 ¥)
     -21.05 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(1,873.56 ¥)
16.33 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     -3.93 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,572.71 $
(283,537.60 ¥)
938.36 $
(103,416.67 ¥)
     -63.53 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,125.00 $
(3,981,322.20 ¥)
19,608.09 $
(2,161,000.00 ¥)
     -45.72 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.57 $
(6,895.61 ¥)
61.07 $
(6,731.02 ¥)
     -2.39 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.52 $
(5,236.82 ¥)
40.00 $
(4,408.70 ¥)
     -15.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.02 $
(10,141.22 ¥)
73.42 $
(8,092.00 ¥)
     -20.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.60 $
(14,834.18 ¥)
116.91 $
(12,884.62 ¥)
     -13.14 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,050.50 $
(336,194.22 ¥)
1,402.26 $
(154,542.69 ¥)
     -54.03 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,035.12 $
(224,290.22 ¥)
700.92 $
(77,248.57 ¥)
     -65.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,327.67 $
(697,369.97 ¥)
3,348.32 $
(369,017.12 ¥)
     -47.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,473.12 $
(382,770.95 ¥)
1,604.22 $
(176,800.00 ¥)
     -53.81 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,410.07 $
(155,403.73 ¥)
1,086.01 $
(119,689.10 ¥)
     -22.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 714.52 $
(78,747.45 ¥)
621.36 $
(68,479.73 ¥)
     -13.04 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,507.68 $
(717,208.60 ¥)
3,706.97 $
(408,543.80 ¥)
     -43.04 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 1.20      -66.24 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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