Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 26.46% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 45.00% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 65.63% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 58.20% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 18.21% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 20.77% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(3,380.25 ¥)
7.40 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -70.42 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(13,521.00 ¥)
44.38 $
(6,000.00 ¥)
     -55.62 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(1,352.10 ¥)
5.18 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -48.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.62 $
(1,030.30 ¥)
4.36 $
(590.00 ¥)
     -42.74 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.56 $
(1,292.67 ¥)
5.18 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -45.85 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.09 $
(687.96 ¥)
3.50 $
(473.01 ¥)
     -31.24 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(337.32 ¥)
1.18 $
(159.22 ¥)
     -52.80 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $
(294.27 ¥)
0.82 $
(110.34 ¥)
     -62.50 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.39 $
(592.90 ¥)
5.23 $
(707.38 ¥)
     +19.31 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.49 $
(471.79 ¥)
1.50 $
(203.13 ¥)
     -56.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.32 $
(449.35 ¥)
1.60 $
(216.84 ¥)
     -51.74 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.50 $
(473.24 ¥)
1.87 $
(252.19 ¥)
     -46.71 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.67 $
(1,037.17 ¥)
6.86 $
(927.03 ¥)
     -10.62 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.22 $
(840.96 ¥)
3.59 $
(485.34 ¥)
     -42.29 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.38 $
(1,268.50 ¥)
10.59 $
(1,431.73 ¥)
     +12.87 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.45 $
(330.71 ¥)
3.25 $
(439.73 ¥)
     +32.97 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.23 $
(166.13 ¥)
1.41 $
(190.12 ¥)
     +14.44 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.24 $
(302.58 ¥)
2.68 $
(362.60 ¥)
     +19.84 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.66 $
(359.49 ¥)
2.38 $
(322.30 ¥)
     -10.35 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.07 $
(279.96 ¥)
2.04 $
(276.37 ¥)
     -1.28 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.75 $
(236.87 ¥)
1.85 $
(250.59 ¥)
     +5.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.61 $
(352.31 ¥)
1.48 $
(200.62 ¥)
     -43.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.36 $
(318.72 ¥)
1.01 $
(137.14 ¥)
     -56.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(2,028.15 ¥)
8.88 $
(1,200.00 ¥)
     -40.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.82 $
(516.34 ¥)
2.13 $
(287.49 ¥)
     -44.32 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.82 $
(516.50 ¥)
2.87 $
(387.69 ¥)
     -24.94 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(2,028.15 ¥)
4.29 $
(580.00 ¥)
     -71.40 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(371.83 ¥)
1.48 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -46.21 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.50 $
(17,509.70 ¥)
73.96 $
(10,000.00 ¥)
     -42.89 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(540.84 ¥)
3.51 $
(475.00 ¥)
     -12.17 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(405.63 ¥)
5.00 $
(675.92 ¥)
     +66.64 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(4,056.30 ¥)
25.06 $
(3,388.24 ¥)
     -16.47 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.69 $
(633.80 ¥)
4.65 $
(628.68 ¥)
     -0.81 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $
(3,515,460.00 ¥)
19,968.94 $
(2,700,000.00 ¥)
     -23.20 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,899.48 $
(3,366,658.35 ¥)
17,157.97 $
(2,319,928.57 ¥)
     -31.09 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.17 $
(21,385.53 ¥)
173.71 $
(23,487.96 ¥)
     +9.83 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(14.87 ¥)
0.37 $
(50.00 ¥)
     +236.18 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.45 $
(8,850.07 ¥)
33.52 $
(4,532.20 ¥)
     -48.79 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 102.62 $
(13,875.88 ¥)
72.73 $
(9,833.33 ¥)
     -29.13 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.50 $
(5,476.01 ¥)
26.32 $
(3,558.33 ¥)
     -35.02 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $
(2,433.78 ¥)
13.31 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     -26.04 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,312.92 $
(312,729.46 ¥)
550.07 $
(74,375.00 ¥)
     -76.22 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 40,100.00 $
(5,421,921.00 ¥)
15,746.55 $
(2,129,090.91 ¥)
     -60.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.57 $
(8,460.00 ¥)
44.71 $
(6,045.88 ¥)
     -28.54 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.06 $
(8,391.39 ¥)
40.10 $
(5,422.31 ¥)
     -35.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.41 $
(12,360.06 ¥)
65.64 $
(8,875.00 ¥)
     -28.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 152.29 $
(20,591.69 ¥)
108.72 $
(14,700.00 ¥)
     -28.61 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,409.40 $
(460,984.97 ¥)
1,137.84 $
(153,847.19 ¥)
     -66.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,229.62 $
(301,466.30 ¥)
647.72 $
(87,577.97 ¥)
     -70.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,759.26 $
(913,919.44 ¥)
2,464.18 $
(333,181.82 ¥)
     -63.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,037.54 $
(545,915.58 ¥)
1,382.71 $
(186,956.52 ¥)
     -65.75 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,431.06 $
(193,494.13 ¥)
885.46 $
(119,722.79 ¥)
     -38.13 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 815.58 $
(110,275.18 ¥)
524.23 $
(70,880.67 ¥)
     -35.72 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,361.08 $
(860,081.71 ¥)
2,772.13 $
(374,819.79 ¥)
     -56.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.10 1.15      -77.53 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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