Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 14.81% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 33.75% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 55.64% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 45.76% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 10.93% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 21.76% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(2,204.40 ¥)
9.07 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -54.64 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(11,022.02 ¥)
54.44 $
(6,000.00 ¥)
     -45.56 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(991.98 ¥)
6.35 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -29.43 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $
(826.65 ¥)
4.54 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -39.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(991.98 ¥)
5.44 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -39.52 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.89 $
(538.62 ¥)
3.61 $
(398.35 ¥)
     -26.04 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 $
(237.99 ¥)
1.35 $
(148.97 ¥)
     -37.41 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 $
(195.37 ¥)
1.00 $
(110.00 ¥)
     -43.70 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.47 $
(492.27 ¥)
7.09 $
(781.92 ¥)
     +58.84 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.62 $
(399.17 ¥)
1.85 $
(203.70 ¥)
     -48.97 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.39 $
(263.86 ¥)
2.07 $
(228.09 ¥)
     -13.56 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 $
(347.30 ¥)
2.35 $
(258.58 ¥)
     -25.54 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.21 $
(684.60 ¥)
7.23 $
(796.60 ¥)
     +16.36 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.87 $
(646.96 ¥)
3.98 $
(439.16 ¥)
     -32.12 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.87 $
(867.89 ¥)
10.03 $
(1,105.51 ¥)
     +27.38 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.72 $
(299.34 ¥)
3.45 $
(380.06 ¥)
     +26.97 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.27 $
(139.72 ¥)
1.50 $
(165.24 ¥)
     +18.27 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.68 $
(295.29 ¥)
2.45 $
(270.27 ¥)
     -8.47 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.83 $
(311.54 ¥)
2.76 $
(304.12 ¥)
     -2.38 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $
(211.14 ¥)
1.58 $
(174.50 ¥)
     -17.36 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.87 $
(206.16 ¥)
1.37 $
(150.82 ¥)
     -26.84 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 $
(262.58 ¥)
1.84 $
(202.65 ¥)
     -22.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $
(233.05 ¥)
1.16 $
(128.36 ¥)
     -44.92 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(1,653.30 ¥)
12.70 $
(1,400.00 ¥)
     -15.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.07 $
(337.89 ¥)
3.12 $
(343.98 ¥)
     +1.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 $
(351.16 ¥)
3.62 $
(399.09 ¥)
     +13.65 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(1,653.30 ¥)
4.72 $
(520.00 ¥)
     -68.55 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(303.11 ¥)
1.91 $
(210.00 ¥)
     -30.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $
(14,328.62 ¥)
95.26 $
(10,500.00 ¥)
     -26.72 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(385.77 ¥)
4.08 $
(450.00 ¥)
     +16.65 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(330.66 ¥)
6.13 $
(675.92 ¥)
     +104.42 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(3,306.61 ¥)
30.74 $
(3,388.24 ¥)
     +2.47 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.84 $
(312.57 ¥)
4.82 $
(531.11 ¥)
     +69.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(2,535,063.83 ¥)
22,681.87 $
(2,500,000.00 ¥)
     -1.38 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,384.27 $
(2,356,978.12 ¥)
19,510.54 $
(2,150,454.55 ¥)
     -8.76 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.78 $
(16,398.16 ¥)
208.03 $
(22,928.96 ¥)
     +39.83 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(12.54 ¥)
0.26 $
(28.75 ¥)
     +129.31 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.32 $
(7,309.50 ¥)
41.41 $
(4,564.06 ¥)
     -37.56 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 106.86 $
(11,778.36 ¥)
90.47 $
(9,971.43 ¥)
     -15.34 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.83 $
(3,949.56 ¥)
26.92 $
(2,966.67 ¥)
     -24.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(1,763.52 ¥)
16.33 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +2.07 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,483.02 $
(273,678.34 ¥)
929.77 $
(102,479.17 ¥)
     -62.55 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,125.00 $
(3,981,703.52 ¥)
19,160.78 $
(2,111,904.76 ¥)
     -46.96 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.74 $
(6,915.14 ¥)
61.93 $
(6,826.41 ¥)
     -1.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.27 $
(4,989.26 ¥)
39.01 $
(4,300.00 ¥)
     -13.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.52 $
(10,197.23 ¥)
75.92 $
(8,367.86 ¥)
     -17.94 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.10 $
(14,891.09 ¥)
117.60 $
(12,961.54 ¥)
     -12.96 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,094.64 $
(341,091.34 ¥)
1,381.66 $
(152,287.12 ¥)
     -55.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,011.74 $
(221,734.39 ¥)
702.56 $
(77,436.25 ¥)
     -65.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,298.03 $
(694,170.00 ¥)
2,977.39 $
(328,167.96 ¥)
     -52.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,450.00 $
(380,259.58 ¥)
1,555.47 $
(171,444.44 ¥)
     -54.91 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,394.44 $
(153,695.14 ¥)
1,102.68 $
(121,537.32 ¥)
     -20.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 700.93 $
(77,256.70 ¥)
650.55 $
(71,703.96 ¥)
     -7.19 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,372.49 $
(702,377.16 ¥)
3,303.24 $
(364,083.65 ¥)
     -48.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.59 1.24      -65.59 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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