Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 10.05% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 57.48% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 50.14% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 6.84% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 23.47% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.50 $
(2,140.91 ¥)
7.66 $
(800.00 ¥)
     -62.63 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(10,443.46 ¥)
47.88 $
(5,000.00 ¥)
     -52.12 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(992.13 ¥)
6.70 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -29.44 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.10 $
(741.49 ¥)
4.79 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -32.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.73 $
(911.22 ¥)
5.75 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -34.15 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.81 $
(502.25 ¥)
3.75 $
(391.25 ¥)
     -22.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 $
(229.28 ¥)
1.35 $
(141.34 ¥)
     -38.35 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 $
(181.66 ¥)
1.02 $
(106.14 ¥)
     -41.57 %
Markets
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.50 $
(469.90 ¥)
7.19 $
(750.90 ¥)
     +59.80 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.40 $
(354.64 ¥)
1.90 $
(198.90 ¥)
     -43.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.64 $
(275.23 ¥)
2.39 $
(249.08 ¥)
     -9.50 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.39 $
(354.19 ¥)
2.41 $
(252.03 ¥)
     -28.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.58 $
(687.16 ¥)
6.95 $
(725.75 ¥)
     +5.62 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.16 $
(643.40 ¥)
4.00 $
(417.95 ¥)
     -35.04 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.38 $
(771.21 ¥)
10.93 $
(1,141.84 ¥)
     +48.06 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.83 $
(295.30 ¥)
3.32 $
(347.00 ¥)
     +17.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $
(135.34 ¥)
1.61 $
(167.73 ¥)
     +23.94 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $
(247.50 ¥)
2.74 $
(286.59 ¥)
     +15.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.65 $
(276.90 ¥)
2.76 $
(288.03 ¥)
     +4.02 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.88 $
(195.87 ¥)
1.57 $
(163.62 ¥)
     -16.46 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.75 $
(182.83 ¥)
1.39 $
(144.83 ¥)
     -20.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(225.68 ¥)
1.90 $
(198.12 ¥)
     -12.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $
(218.31 ¥)
1.16 $
(121.32 ¥)
     -44.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(1,566.52 ¥)
11.49 $
(1,200.00 ¥)
     -23.40 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.29 $
(343.62 ¥)
3.12 $
(325.55 ¥)
     -5.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $
(314.66 ¥)
4.11 $
(429.17 ¥)
     +36.39 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(1,566.52 ¥)
4.98 $
(520.00 ¥)
     -66.81 %
Transportation
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(287.20 ¥)
1.92 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -30.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(13,263.19 ¥)
98.15 $
(10,250.00 ¥)
     -22.72 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(365.52 ¥)
4.40 $
(460.00 ¥)
     +25.85 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(313.30 ¥)
6.78 $
(708.11 ¥)
     +126.01 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $
(3,655.21 ¥)
32.98 $
(3,444.12 ¥)
     -5.78 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.74 $
(285.65 ¥)
5.05 $
(527.80 ¥)
     +84.77 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(2,297,560.22 ¥)
24,268.79 $
(2,534,500.00 ¥)
     +10.31 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,205.73 $
(2,214,610.70 ¥)
20,430.98 $
(2,133,700.00 ¥)
     -3.65 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 146.26 $
(15,274.32 ¥)
213.67 $
(22,314.96 ¥)
     +46.09 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(11.49 ¥)
0.36 $
(37.35 ¥)
     +225.15 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.35 $
(6,720.61 ¥)
42.76 $
(4,466.00 ¥)
     -33.55 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 86.44 $
(9,027.52 ¥)
93.68 $
(9,783.33 ¥)
     +8.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.14 $
(3,670.13 ¥)
31.45 $
(3,284.62 ¥)
     -10.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(1,670.95 ¥)
17.24 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +7.72 %
Childcare
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,479.17 $
(258,911.37 ¥)
775.69 $
(81,008.33 ¥)
     -68.71 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,681.82 $
(4,144,153.05 ¥)
19,090.90 $
(1,993,750.00 ¥)
     -51.89 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.08 $
(6,065.92 ¥)
65.39 $
(6,828.78 ¥)
     +12.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.38 $
(4,425.79 ¥)
42.58 $
(4,447.12 ¥)
     +0.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.13 $
(9,412.32 ¥)
79.00 $
(8,250.00 ¥)
     -12.35 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 143.41 $
(14,977.32 ¥)
122.77 $
(12,821.43 ¥)
     -14.39 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,452.16 $
(360,525.20 ¥)
1,228.64 $
(128,312.50 ¥)
     -64.41 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,023.00 $
(211,271.58 ¥)
722.73 $
(75,478.40 ¥)
     -64.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,767.89 $
(706,801.25 ¥)
3,212.51 $
(335,496.67 ¥)
     -52.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,562.89 $
(372,089.33 ¥)
1,554.08 $
(162,300.00 ¥)
     -56.38 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,494.66 $
(156,093.71 ¥)
1,107.22 $
(115,631.51 ¥)
     -25.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 732.11 $
(76,457.43 ¥)
678.15 $
(70,822.49 ¥)
     -7.37 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY[ Edit ] Tokyo[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,944.43 $
(620,803.89 ¥)
3,047.73 $
(318,288.46 ¥)
     -48.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.82 1.37      -64.25 %
Last update: December 2020December 2020
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