Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 45.1% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 58.3% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 73.0% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 67.2% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 33.9% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 10.7% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $
(4,631.80 ¥)
6.48 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -78.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $
(20,071.12 ¥)
46.15 $
(7,125.00 ¥)
     -64.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(1,852.72 ¥)
5.18 $
(800.00 ¥)
     -56.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(1,235.15 ¥)
3.24 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -59.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(1,543.93 ¥)
5.18 $
(800.00 ¥)
     -48.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.60 $
(864.40 ¥)
3.18 $
(490.24 ¥)
     -43.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.03 $
(467.70 ¥)
1.13 $
(174.83 ¥)
     -62.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $
(353.08 ¥)
0.75 $
(115.94 ¥)
     -67.2 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.91 $
(911.78 ¥)
5.80 $
(895.08 ¥)
     -1.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.30 $
(664.35 ¥)
1.58 $
(244.11 ¥)
     -63.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 $
(501.60 ¥)
1.46 $
(225.68 ¥)
     -55.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.46 $
(842.70 ¥)
2.15 $
(332.08 ¥)
     -60.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.65 $
(1,181.85 ¥)
7.29 $
(1,125.56 ¥)
     -4.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.18 $
(1,109.27 ¥)
3.25 $
(502.53 ¥)
     -54.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.04 $
(1,396.06 ¥)
9.30 $
(1,435.91 ¥)
     +2.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.14 $
(485.51 ¥)
2.45 $
(377.64 ¥)
     -22.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $
(142.86 ¥)
1.15 $
(177.30 ¥)
     +24.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 $
(417.50 ¥)
2.54 $
(391.41 ¥)
     -6.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 $
(434.64 ¥)
2.20 $
(339.82 ¥)
     -21.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 $
(298.12 ¥)
1.28 $
(197.12 ¥)
     -33.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.71 $
(264.40 ¥)
1.24 $
(192.17 ¥)
     -27.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.88 $
(444.16 ¥)
1.37 $
(212.29 ¥)
     -52.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(374.66 ¥)
0.87 $
(134.79 ¥)
     -64.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $
(3,087.86 ¥)
7.12 $
(1,100.00 ¥)
     -64.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.53 $
(390.28 ¥)
2.12 $
(327.48 ¥)
     -16.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $
(591.00 ¥)
2.97 $
(458.46 ¥)
     -22.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $
(2,624.69 ¥)
3.89 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -77.1 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $
(447.74 ¥)
1.30 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -55.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $
(20,379.91 ¥)
50.52 $
(7,800.00 ¥)
     -61.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(771.97 ¥)
3.24 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -35.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(540.38 ¥)
4.17 $
(643.74 ¥)
     +19.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(4,631.80 ¥)
24.54 $
(3,789.47 ¥)
     -18.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.90 $
(601.70 ¥)
4.26 $
(657.88 ¥)
     +9.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $
(4,323,011.00 ¥)
21,646.02 $
(3,342,000.00 ¥)
     -22.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,053.26 $
(4,176,841.17 ¥)
15,254.48 $
(2,355,189.47 ¥)
     -43.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 174.07 $
(26,875.72 ¥)
176.28 $
(27,217.07 ¥)
     +1.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 62.96 $
(9,720.84 ¥)
25.01 $
(3,860.62 ¥)
     -60.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.21 $
(10,839.27 ¥)
31.61 $
(4,879.97 ¥)
     -55.0 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 132.14 $
(20,401.97 ¥)
60.10 $
(9,278.82 ¥)
     -54.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 74.17 $
(11,450.83 ¥)
18.32 $
(2,828.65 ¥)
     -75.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $
(3,087.86 ¥)
11.98 $
(1,850.00 ¥)
     -40.1 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,065.64 $
(473,314.28 ¥)
489.98 $
(75,650.00 ¥)
     -84.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,250.00 $
(9,765,373.06 ¥)
14,348.51 $
(2,215,312.50 ¥)
     -77.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.82 $
(10,625.84 ¥)
50.65 $
(7,819.90 ¥)
     -26.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.42 $
(7,012.70 ¥)
34.68 $
(5,354.76 ¥)
     -23.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.00 $
(14,976.09 ¥)
58.98 $
(9,105.42 ¥)
     -39.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.86 $
(25,608.23 ¥)
77.56 $
(11,975.45 ¥)
     -53.2 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,162.14 $
(642,606.25 ¥)
976.48 $
(150,761.48 ¥)
     -76.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,871.75 $
(443,378.82 ¥)
559.82 $
(86,431.72 ¥)
     -80.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,250.20 $
(1,273,775.19 ¥)
2,667.29 $
(411,812.15 ¥)
     -67.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,397.69 $
(678,974.01 ¥)
1,119.08 $
(172,778.87 ¥)
     -74.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,644.57 $
(253,910.45 ¥)
744.47 $
(114,941.35 ¥)
     -54.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,091.71 $
(168,553.25 ¥)
399.59 $
(61,693.47 ¥)
     -63.4 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,091.48 $
(940,483.75 ¥)
2,810.45 $
(433,915.03 ¥)
     -53.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.65 1.67      -74.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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