Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Tokyo 

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Cost of Living in Tokyo is 46.1% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Tokyo is 59.1% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 73.0% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 67.6% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 34.4% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 5.8% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $
(4,702.90 ¥)
6.38 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -78.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $
(20,379.26 ¥)
45.45 $
(7,125.00 ¥)
     -65.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(1,881.16 ¥)
5.10 $
(800.00 ¥)
     -57.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(1,254.11 ¥)
3.19 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -60.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(1,567.63 ¥)
5.00 $
(783.82 ¥)
     -50.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.63 $
(883.36 ¥)
3.25 $
(510.22 ¥)
     -42.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $
(477.08 ¥)
1.10 $
(172.19 ¥)
     -63.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $
(355.25 ¥)
0.74 $
(115.34 ¥)
     -67.5 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.64 $
(884.59 ¥)
5.71 $
(894.65 ¥)
     +1.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.35 $
(682.53 ¥)
1.48 $
(232.65 ¥)
     -65.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.33 $
(521.78 ¥)
1.58 $
(247.77 ¥)
     -52.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.25 $
(822.86 ¥)
2.12 $
(332.95 ¥)
     -59.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.46 $
(1,169.52 ¥)
7.18 $
(1,125.56 ¥)
     -3.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.81 $
(1,067.76 ¥)
3.19 $
(499.63 ¥)
     -53.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.69 $
(1,362.55 ¥)
9.16 $
(1,435.91 ¥)
     +5.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.14 $
(491.69 ¥)
2.20 $
(344.22 ¥)
     -30.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $
(150.65 ¥)
1.06 $
(166.53 ¥)
     +10.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.59 $
(406.63 ¥)
2.57 $
(402.25 ¥)
     -1.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.93 $
(458.77 ¥)
2.18 $
(341.57 ¥)
     -25.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 $
(283.13 ¥)
1.23 $
(192.43 ¥)
     -32.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 $
(264.74 ¥)
1.23 $
(192.17 ¥)
     -27.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.95 $
(462.32 ¥)
1.40 $
(219.43 ¥)
     -52.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 $
(387.95 ¥)
0.83 $
(129.54 ¥)
     -66.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $
(3,135.27 ¥)
7.34 $
(1,150.00 ¥)
     -63.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.57 $
(402.89 ¥)
2.07 $
(324.60 ¥)
     -19.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 $
(596.66 ¥)
2.92 $
(458.46 ¥)
     -23.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $
(2,664.98 ¥)
3.83 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -77.5 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $
(454.61 ¥)
1.28 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -56.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $
(20,692.78 ¥)
50.01 $
(7,840.00 ¥)
     -62.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(783.82 ¥)
3.19 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -36.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(548.67 ¥)
4.52 $
(708.11 ¥)
     +29.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $
(5,329.96 ¥)
24.17 $
(3,789.47 ¥)
     -28.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.86 $
(605.15 ¥)
4.26 $
(667.61 ¥)
     +10.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,500.00 $
(4,938,050.25 ¥)
21,318.74 $
(3,342,000.00 ¥)
     -32.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,469.93 $
(4,306,282.29 ¥)
15,903.73 $
(2,493,125.00 ¥)
     -42.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.78 $
(27,713.17 ¥)
168.83 $
(26,466.83 ¥)
     -4.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.45 $
(10,416.66 ¥)
24.74 $
(3,878.60 ¥)
     -62.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.88 $
(11,111.72 ¥)
30.61 $
(4,798.43 ¥)
     -56.8 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 140.00 $
(21,946.89 ¥)
61.39 $
(9,624.14 ¥)
     -56.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 77.86 $
(12,205.16 ¥)
19.65 $
(3,080.44 ¥)
     -74.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $
(3,135.27 ¥)
11.80 $
(1,850.00 ¥)
     -41.0 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,096.67 $
(485,444.30 ¥)
501.61 $
(78,634.52 ¥)
     -83.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 57,600.00 $
(9,029,577.60 ¥)
13,842.51 $
(2,170,000.78 ¥)
     -76.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.83 $
(11,260.21 ¥)
53.13 $
(8,328.32 ¥)
     -26.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.24 $
(7,561.97 ¥)
34.90 $
(5,471.58 ¥)
     -27.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.90 $
(15,503.86 ¥)
59.93 $
(9,394.35 ¥)
     -39.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.41 $
(25,930.11 ¥)
79.28 $
(12,427.62 ¥)
     -52.1 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,328.21 $
(678,504.58 ¥)
1,025.87 $
(160,818.36 ¥)
     -76.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,861.97 $
(448,651.91 ¥)
574.09 $
(89,996.43 ¥)
     -79.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,565.00 $
(1,342,679.38 ¥)
2,708.42 $
(424,581.85 ¥)
     -68.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,551.11 $
(713,448.11 ¥)
1,170.25 $
(183,452.72 ¥)
     -74.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,569.57 $
(246,051.33 ¥)
854.61 $
(133,971.00 ¥)
     -45.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,142.75 $
(179,141.19 ¥)
453.35 $
(71,068.91 ¥)
     -60.3 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,723.89 $
(897,297.07 ¥)
2,479.50 $
(388,694.70 ¥)
     -56.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.72 1.78      -73.5 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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