Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 3.31% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 32.99% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 60.95% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 44.56% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 1.77% higher than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 38.72% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(2,074.37 ¥)
8.20 $
(850.00 ¥)
     -59.02 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(8,297.49 ¥)
48.21 $
(5,000.00 ¥)
     -39.74 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(1,037.19 ¥)
6.75 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -32.51 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(829.75 ¥)
4.82 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -39.74 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(829.75 ¥)
5.78 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -27.69 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.76 $
(493.47 ¥)
3.78 $
(392.36 ¥)
     -20.49 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(258.47 ¥)
1.43 $
(147.87 ¥)
     -42.79 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 $
(211.77 ¥)
1.05 $
(108.41 ¥)
     -48.81 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.48 $
(464.38 ¥)
7.36 $
(763.62 ¥)
     +64.44 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.54 $
(366.91 ¥)
1.95 $
(201.91 ¥)
     -44.97 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.40 $
(249.23 ¥)
2.28 $
(236.04 ¥)
     -5.29 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.70 $
(383.92 ¥)
2.44 $
(252.57 ¥)
     -34.21 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.56 $
(680.19 ¥)
7.10 $
(736.42 ¥)
     +8.27 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.57 $
(681.30 ¥)
4.04 $
(419.01 ¥)
     -38.50 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.96 $
(721.95 ¥)
11.30 $
(1,172.54 ¥)
     +62.41 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.86 $
(296.39 ¥)
3.72 $
(386.06 ¥)
     +30.25 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $
(87.37 ¥)
1.71 $
(177.76 ¥)
     +103.45 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.16 $
(223.83 ¥)
2.71 $
(280.88 ¥)
     +25.49 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.14 $
(325.68 ¥)
3.08 $
(319.03 ¥)
     -2.04 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 $
(188.77 ¥)
1.74 $
(180.02 ¥)
     -4.63 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 $
(164.72 ¥)
1.51 $
(156.34 ¥)
     -5.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.99 $
(206.71 ¥)
1.89 $
(195.68 ¥)
     -5.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $
(202.84 ¥)
1.21 $
(125.61 ¥)
     -38.08 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(1,555.78 ¥)
13.98 $
(1,450.00 ¥)
     -6.80 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.69 $
(279.08 ¥)
3.28 $
(340.41 ¥)
     +21.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $
(290.48 ¥)
3.62 $
(375.00 ¥)
     +29.10 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $
(1,140.90 ¥)
5.01 $
(520.00 ¥)
     -54.42 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $
(311.16 ¥)
1.93 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -35.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 $
(8,816.08 ¥)
101.24 $
(10,500.00 ¥)
     +19.10 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(363.02 ¥)
4.44 $
(460.00 ¥)
     +26.72 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(311.16 ¥)
6.36 $
(659.83 ¥)
     +112.06 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(3,422.71 ¥)
33.75 $
(3,500.00 ¥)
     +2.26 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.66 $
(379.73 ¥)
5.09 $
(527.94 ¥)
     +39.03 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,010.00 $
(2,386,565.56 ¥)
24,436.31 $
(2,534,500.00 ¥)
     +6.20 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,357.24 $
(2,215,143.37 ¥)
20,572.00 $
(2,133,700.00 ¥)
     -3.68 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.80 $
(17,299.81 ¥)
211.25 $
(21,910.40 ¥)
     +26.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(14.73 ¥)
0.30 $
(31.15 ¥)
     +111.53 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.16 $
(7,276.50 ¥)
43.63 $
(4,525.00 ¥)
     -37.81 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.22 $
(8,423.79 ¥)
94.33 $
(9,783.33 ¥)
     +16.14 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.50 $
(2,437.39 ¥)
30.29 $
(3,141.67 ¥)
     +28.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(1,555.78 ¥)
17.35 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +15.70 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,358.33 $
(244,603.09 ¥)
781.55 $
(81,061.40 ¥)
     -66.86 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,892.14 $
(3,411,527.83 ¥)
19,222.68 $
(1,993,750.00 ¥)
     -41.56 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.08 $
(5,919.94 ¥)
66.06 $
(6,851.33 ¥)
     +15.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.48 $
(4,405.79 ¥)
42.72 $
(4,430.55 ¥)
     +0.56 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.42 $
(9,378.56 ¥)
79.46 $
(8,241.38 ¥)
     -12.13 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 143.19 $
(14,850.97 ¥)
122.35 $
(12,689.66 ¥)
     -14.55 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,278.67 $
(340,058.80 ¥)
1,276.96 $
(132,444.44 ¥)
     -61.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,658.99 $
(275,786.42 ¥)
736.82 $
(76,421.54 ¥)
     -72.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,463.21 $
(670,355.70 ¥)
3,048.55 $
(316,191.16 ¥)
     -52.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,571.88 $
(474,188.59 ¥)
1,564.81 $
(162,300.00 ¥)
     -65.77 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,362.43 $
(141,309.57 ¥)
1,120.10 $
(116,175.18 ¥)
     -17.79 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 931.57 $
(96,620.98 ¥)
686.75 $
(71,229.07 ¥)
     -26.28 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,776.76 $
(806,595.30 ¥)
3,193.43 $
(331,217.80 ¥)
     -58.94 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 1.34      -63.84 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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