Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 8.86% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 38.21% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 64.42% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 44.84% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 5.42% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 33.79% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(2,193.20 ¥)
9.12 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -54.40 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(8,772.80 ¥)
45.60 $
(5,000.00 ¥)
     -43.01 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(1,096.60 ¥)
6.38 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -36.17 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(877.28 ¥)
4.56 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -43.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(877.28 ¥)
5.47 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -31.61 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.72 $
(517.30 ¥)
3.56 $
(390.30 ¥)
     -24.55 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 $
(266.16 ¥)
1.39 $
(152.89 ¥)
     -42.56 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 $
(219.90 ¥)
1.03 $
(113.08 ¥)
     -48.58 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.44 $
(486.50 ¥)
7.22 $
(792.29 ¥)
     +62.86 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.48 $
(382.15 ¥)
1.85 $
(202.79 ¥)
     -46.93 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.35 $
(257.78 ¥)
2.06 $
(226.43 ¥)
     -12.16 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.71 $
(407.05 ¥)
2.36 $
(259.31 ¥)
     -36.29 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.56 $
(719.15 ¥)
6.71 $
(735.30 ¥)
     +2.25 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.49 $
(711.24 ¥)
3.97 $
(435.04 ¥)
     -38.83 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.64 $
(728.61 ¥)
10.31 $
(1,130.96 ¥)
     +55.22 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.98 $
(326.60 ¥)
3.53 $
(387.23 ¥)
     +18.56 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 $
(98.94 ¥)
1.54 $
(169.25 ¥)
     +71.06 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.21 $
(241.89 ¥)
2.43 $
(266.92 ¥)
     +10.35 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.15 $
(345.44 ¥)
2.78 $
(304.56 ¥)
     -11.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 $
(199.58 ¥)
1.49 $
(163.83 ¥)
     -17.91 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 $
(179.95 ¥)
1.44 $
(157.96 ¥)
     -12.22 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $
(215.19 ¥)
1.86 $
(204.15 ¥)
     -5.13 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $
(214.46 ¥)
1.16 $
(127.16 ¥)
     -40.71 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(1,644.90 ¥)
13.68 $
(1,500.00 ¥)
     -8.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.69 $
(295.07 ¥)
3.12 $
(342.51 ¥)
     +16.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 $
(308.01 ¥)
3.63 $
(398.18 ¥)
     +29.28 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $
(1,244.09 ¥)
4.74 $
(520.00 ¥)
     -58.20 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $
(328.98 ¥)
1.92 $
(210.00 ¥)
     -36.17 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.50 $
(9,156.61 ¥)
95.75 $
(10,500.00 ¥)
     +14.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(383.81 ¥)
4.19 $
(460.00 ¥)
     +19.85 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(328.98 ¥)
6.16 $
(675.92 ¥)
     +105.46 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(3,618.78 ¥)
31.92 $
(3,500.00 ¥)
     -3.28 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.61 $
(395.55 ¥)
4.82 $
(528.68 ¥)
     +33.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 $
(2,686,670.00 ¥)
22,797.74 $
(2,500,000.00 ¥)
     -6.95 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,350.38 $
(2,341,282.12 ¥)
19,620.19 $
(2,151,550.00 ¥)
     -8.10 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 165.75 $
(18,175.69 ¥)
204.51 $
(22,426.50 ¥)
     +23.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(15.57 ¥)
0.27 $
(29.31 ¥)
     +88.21 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.68 $
(7,750.43 ¥)
42.03 $
(4,608.62 ¥)
     -40.54 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 82.88 $
(9,089.05 ¥)
90.22 $
(9,893.94 ¥)
     +8.86 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.86 $
(2,396.85 ¥)
26.55 $
(2,911.11 ¥)
     +21.46 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(1,644.90 ¥)
16.41 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +9.43 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,423.53 $
(265,764.24 ¥)
795.22 $
(87,203.70 ¥)
     -67.19 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,040.83 $
(3,732,917.78 ¥)
19,041.54 $
(2,088,095.24 ¥)
     -44.06 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.52 $
(6,197.68 ¥)
62.71 $
(6,876.28 ¥)
     +10.95 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.38 $
(4,647.90 ¥)
39.75 $
(4,359.09 ¥)
     -6.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.14 $
(9,775.41 ¥)
75.80 $
(8,312.50 ¥)
     -14.97 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.64 $
(15,532.56 ¥)
121.45 $
(13,318.18 ¥)
     -14.26 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,165.54 $
(347,133.19 ¥)
1,257.05 $
(137,848.48 ¥)
     -60.29 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,586.71 $
(283,658.94 ¥)
705.58 $
(77,373.57 ¥)
     -72.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,562.86 $
(829,342.91 ¥)
2,897.92 $
(317,786.07 ¥)
     -61.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,626.47 $
(507,338.76 ¥)
1,523.20 $
(167,034.48 ¥)
     -67.08 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,332.45 $
(146,116.24 ¥)
1,085.28 $
(119,011.39 ¥)
     -18.55 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 951.00 $
(104,286.32 ¥)
654.90 $
(71,816.31 ¥)
     -31.14 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,905.37 $
(866,902.79 ¥)
3,233.89 $
(354,628.87 ¥)
     -59.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.68 1.24      -66.43 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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