Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 14.30% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 32.03% 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 16.29% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,206.78 ¥
(20.00 $)
1,000.00 ¥
(9.06 $)
     -54.69 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 11,033.91 ¥
(100.00 $)
6,000.00 ¥
(54.38 $)
     -45.62 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 993.05 ¥
(9.00 $)
700.00 ¥
(6.34 $)
     -29.51 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 794.44 ¥
(7.20 $)
500.00 ¥
(4.53 $)
     -37.06 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 993.05 ¥
(9.00 $)
600.00 ¥
(5.44 $)
     -39.58 %
Cappuccino (regular) 533.94 ¥
(4.84 $)
410.22 ¥
(3.72 $)
     -23.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 234.49 ¥
(2.13 $)
149.28 ¥
(1.35 $)
     -36.34 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 200.29 ¥
(1.82 $)
109.35 ¥
(0.99 $)
     -45.40 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 499.49 ¥
(4.53 $)
788.80 ¥
(7.15 $)
     +57.92 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 393.94 ¥
(3.57 $)
218.32 ¥
(1.98 $)
     -44.58 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 268.75 ¥
(2.44 $)
222.96 ¥
(2.02 $)
     -17.04 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 348.82 ¥
(3.16 $)
259.05 ¥
(2.35 $)
     -25.74 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 658.78 ¥
(5.97 $)
775.00 ¥
(7.02 $)
     +17.64 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 654.13 ¥
(5.93 $)
444.95 ¥
(4.03 $)
     -31.98 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 865.38 ¥
(7.84 $)
1,095.07 ¥
(9.92 $)
     +26.54 %
Apples (1 lb) 290.67 ¥
(2.63 $)
394.39 ¥
(3.57 $)
     +35.68 %
Banana (1 lb) 143.36 ¥
(1.30 $)
167.53 ¥
(1.52 $)
     +16.87 %
Oranges (1 lb) 298.33 ¥
(2.70 $)
277.39 ¥
(2.51 $)
     -7.02 %
Tomato (1 lb) 317.73 ¥
(2.88 $)
302.67 ¥
(2.74 $)
     -4.74 %
Potato (1 lb) 215.97 ¥
(1.96 $)
174.50 ¥
(1.58 $)
     -19.20 %
Onion (1 lb) 210.84 ¥
(1.91 $)
155.29 ¥
(1.41 $)
     -26.35 %
Lettuce (1 head) 266.76 ¥
(2.42 $)
199.57 ¥
(1.81 $)
     -25.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 240.11 ¥
(2.18 $)
128.32 ¥
(1.16 $)
     -46.56 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,655.09 ¥
(15.00 $)
1,500.00 ¥
(13.59 $)
     -9.37 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 344.38 ¥
(3.12 $)
342.57 ¥
(3.10 $)
     -0.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 350.56 ¥
(3.18 $)
407.50 ¥
(3.69 $)
     +16.24 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,655.09 ¥
(15.00 $)
520.00 ¥
(4.71 $)
     -68.58 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 303.43 ¥
(2.75 $)
210.00 ¥
(1.90 $)
     -30.79 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 14,344.08 ¥
(130.00 $)
10,750.00 ¥
(97.43 $)
     -25.06 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 419.29 ¥
(3.80 $)
450.00 ¥
(4.08 $)
     +7.32 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 331.02 ¥
(3.00 $)
675.92 ¥
(6.13 $)
     +104.20 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,310.17 ¥
(30.00 $)
3,194.12 ¥
(28.95 $)
     -3.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 318.47 ¥
(2.89 $)
532.08 ¥
(4.82 $)
     +67.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,537,799.09 ¥
(23,000.00 $)
2,500,000.00 ¥
(22,657.43 $)
     -1.49 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,357,298.03 ¥
(21,364.12 $)
2,165,500.00 ¥
(19,625.86 $)
     -8.14 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 16,995.13 ¥
(154.03 $)
23,902.99 ¥
(216.63 $)
     +40.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 11.17 ¥
(0.10 $)
28.75 ¥
(0.26 $)
     +157.34 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 7,358.21 ¥
(66.69 $)
4,517.74 ¥
(40.94 $)
     -38.60 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 12,357.98 ¥
(112.00 $)
9,838.71 ¥
(89.17 $)
     -20.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,260.79 ¥
(38.62 $)
3,337.50 ¥
(30.25 $)
     -21.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,875.76 ¥
(17.00 $)
1,800.00 ¥
(16.31 $)
     -4.04 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 283,870.72 ¥
(2,572.71 $)
103,416.67 ¥
(937.26 $)
     -63.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,985,999.66 ¥
(36,125.00 $)
2,161,000.00 ¥
(19,585.08 $)
     -45.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,903.71 ¥
(62.57 $)
6,731.02 ¥
(61.00 $)
     -2.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,242.97 ¥
(47.52 $)
4,408.70 ¥
(39.96 $)
     -15.91 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 10,153.14 ¥
(92.02 $)
8,092.00 ¥
(73.34 $)
     -20.30 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 14,851.60 ¥
(134.60 $)
12,884.62 ¥
(116.77 $)
     -13.24 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 336,589.20 ¥
(3,050.50 $)
154,542.69 ¥
(1,400.62 $)
     -54.09 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 224,553.73 ¥
(2,035.12 $)
77,248.57 ¥
(700.10 $)
     -65.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 698,189.27 ¥
(6,327.67 $)
369,017.12 ¥
(3,344.39 $)
     -47.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 383,220.64 ¥
(3,473.12 $)
176,800.00 ¥
(1,602.33 $)
     -53.86 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 155,586.31 ¥
(1,410.07 $)
119,689.10 ¥
(1,084.74 $)
     -23.07 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 78,839.97 ¥
(714.52 $)
68,479.73 ¥
(620.63 $)
     -13.14 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 718,051.21 ¥
(6,507.68 $)
408,543.80 ¥
(3,702.62 $)
     -43.10 %
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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