Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 27.59% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 47.58% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 68.50% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 58.96% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 20.27% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 18.48% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,372.71 ¥
(25.00 $)
1,000.00 ¥
(7.41 $)
     -70.35 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 13,490.85 ¥
(100.00 $)
6,000.00 ¥
(44.47 $)
     -55.53 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,349.09 ¥
(10.00 $)
700.00 ¥
(5.19 $)
     -48.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,079.27 ¥
(8.00 $)
590.00 ¥
(4.37 $)
     -45.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,349.09 ¥
(10.00 $)
600.00 ¥
(4.45 $)
     -55.53 %
Cappuccino (regular) 692.48 ¥
(5.13 $)
464.98 ¥
(3.45 $)
     -32.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 341.68 ¥
(2.53 $)
161.27 ¥
(1.20 $)
     -52.80 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 337.76 ¥
(2.50 $)
111.18 ¥
(0.82 $)
     -67.08 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 615.45 ¥
(4.56 $)
709.34 ¥
(5.26 $)
     +15.26 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 488.09 ¥
(3.62 $)
204.87 ¥
(1.52 $)
     -58.03 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 440.37 ¥
(3.26 $)
216.84 ¥
(1.61 $)
     -50.76 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 543.68 ¥
(4.03 $)
252.18 ¥
(1.87 $)
     -53.62 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,048.06 ¥
(7.77 $)
927.03 ¥
(6.87 $)
     -11.55 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,006.05 ¥
(7.46 $)
494.98 ¥
(3.67 $)
     -50.80 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,239.07 ¥
(9.18 $)
1,431.73 ¥
(10.61 $)
     +15.55 %
Apples (1 lb) 330.58 ¥
(2.45 $)
439.73 ¥
(3.26 $)
     +33.02 %
Banana (1 lb) 162.76 ¥
(1.21 $)
190.12 ¥
(1.41 $)
     +16.81 %
Oranges (1 lb) 306.33 ¥
(2.27 $)
362.60 ¥
(2.69 $)
     +18.37 %
Tomato (1 lb) 378.12 ¥
(2.80 $)
322.30 ¥
(2.39 $)
     -14.76 %
Potato (1 lb) 266.23 ¥
(1.97 $)
276.37 ¥
(2.05 $)
     +3.81 %
Onion (1 lb) 228.82 ¥
(1.70 $)
250.59 ¥
(1.86 $)
     +9.51 %
Lettuce (1 head) 364.85 ¥
(2.70 $)
200.62 ¥
(1.49 $)
     -45.01 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 324.58 ¥
(2.41 $)
137.14 ¥
(1.02 $)
     -57.75 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,077.59 ¥
(15.40 $)
1,200.00 ¥
(8.89 $)
     -42.24 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 524.36 ¥
(3.89 $)
288.74 ¥
(2.14 $)
     -44.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 547.57 ¥
(4.06 $)
378.57 ¥
(2.81 $)
     -30.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,023.63 ¥
(15.00 $)
600.00 ¥
(4.45 $)
     -70.35 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 371.00 ¥
(2.75 $)
200.00 ¥
(1.48 $)
     -46.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 17,403.20 ¥
(129.00 $)
10,000.00 ¥
(74.12 $)
     -42.54 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 573.36 ¥
(4.25 $)
490.00 ¥
(3.63 $)
     -14.54 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 404.73 ¥
(3.00 $)
692.02 ¥
(5.13 $)
     +70.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,384.53 ¥
(32.50 $)
3,000.00 ¥
(22.24 $)
     -31.58 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 669.70 ¥
(4.96 $)
627.94 ¥
(4.65 $)
     -6.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,372,712.50 ¥
(25,000.00 $)
2,700,000.00 ¥
(20,013.56 $)
     -19.95 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,257,969.79 ¥
(24,149.48 $)
2,319,928.57 ¥
(17,196.31 $)
     -28.79 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 21,851.73 ¥
(161.97 $)
22,940.01 ¥
(170.04 $)
     +4.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 13.88 ¥
(0.10 $)
50.00 ¥
(0.37 $)
     +260.33 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 8,987.21 ¥
(66.62 $)
4,532.20 ¥
(33.59 $)
     -49.57 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13,701.60 ¥
(101.56 $)
9,857.89 ¥
(73.07 $)
     -28.05 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,059.07 ¥
(37.50 $)
3,522.22 ¥
(26.11 $)
     -30.38 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,428.35 ¥
(18.00 $)
1,800.00 ¥
(13.34 $)
     -25.88 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 303,594.09 ¥
(2,250.37 $)
74,375.00 ¥
(551.30 $)
     -75.50 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,576,218.00 ¥
(41,333.33 $)
2,129,090.91 ¥
(15,781.74 $)
     -61.82 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,247.27 ¥
(61.13 $)
5,909.47 ¥
(43.80 $)
     -28.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 7,973.73 ¥
(59.10 $)
5,249.29 ¥
(38.91 $)
     -34.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 12,660.92 ¥
(93.85 $)
8,477.27 ¥
(62.84 $)
     -33.04 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 20,037.12 ¥
(148.52 $)
13,862.50 ¥
(102.75 $)
     -30.82 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 533,028.14 ¥
(3,951.03 $)
150,660.29 ¥
(1,116.76 $)
     -71.74 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 315,650.39 ¥
(2,339.74 $)
84,145.75 ¥
(623.72 $)
     -73.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 964,992.56 ¥
(7,152.94 $)
330,000.00 ¥
(2,446.10 $)
     -65.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 571,832.16 ¥
(4,238.67 $)
186,538.46 ¥
(1,382.70 $)
     -67.38 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 192,911.18 ¥
(1,429.94 $)
118,089.99 ¥
(875.33 $)
     -38.79 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 115,124.57 ¥
(853.35 $)
71,327.27 ¥
(528.71 $)
     -38.04 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 875,094.63 ¥
(6,486.58 $)
373,945.20 ¥
(2,771.84 $)
     -57.27 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.21 1.14      -78.18 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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