Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 13.24% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 33.03% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 55.84% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 49.41% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 9.95% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 21.70% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(2,167.10 ¥)
8.31 $
(900.00 ¥)
     -58.47 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(10,835.50 ¥)
46.14 $
(5,000.00 ¥)
     -53.86 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(975.19 ¥)
6.46 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -28.22 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.10 $
(769.32 ¥)
4.61 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -35.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(975.19 ¥)
5.54 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -38.47 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.96 $
(537.32 ¥)
3.55 $
(384.39 ¥)
     -28.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(223.59 ¥)
1.39 $
(150.13 ¥)
     -32.85 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.72 $
(186.13 ¥)
1.02 $
(110.87 ¥)
     -40.44 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.54 $
(492.28 ¥)
7.18 $
(778.02 ¥)
     +58.04 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.60 $
(389.70 ¥)
1.89 $
(204.37 ¥)
     -47.56 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.56 $
(277.51 ¥)
2.13 $
(230.81 ¥)
     -16.83 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.24 $
(350.59 ¥)
2.36 $
(255.51 ¥)
     -27.12 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.49 $
(702.89 ¥)
6.79 $
(735.30 ¥)
     +4.61 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.20 $
(672.23 ¥)
3.86 $
(418.06 ¥)
     -37.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.82 $
(847.84 ¥)
10.43 $
(1,130.45 ¥)
     +33.33 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.82 $
(305.62 ¥)
3.56 $
(386.01 ¥)
     +26.30 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.29 $
(139.39 ¥)
1.53 $
(166.02 ¥)
     +19.10 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.58 $
(279.80 ¥)
2.53 $
(273.78 ¥)
     -2.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.76 $
(299.29 ¥)
2.81 $
(304.56 ¥)
     +1.76 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.02 $
(219.20 ¥)
1.54 $
(167.33 ¥)
     -23.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.91 $
(206.57 ¥)
1.41 $
(152.62 ¥)
     -26.12 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.31 $
(249.94 ¥)
1.88 $
(203.95 ¥)
     -18.40 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $
(237.30 ¥)
1.17 $
(126.76 ¥)
     -46.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(1,625.32 ¥)
12.92 $
(1,400.00 ¥)
     -13.86 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.16 $
(342.70 ¥)
3.16 $
(342.84 ¥)
     +0.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $
(335.42 ¥)
3.58 $
(387.50 ¥)
     +15.53 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(1,625.32 ¥)
4.80 $
(520.00 ¥)
     -68.01 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(297.98 ¥)
1.94 $
(210.00 ¥)
     -29.52 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(13,761.08 ¥)
96.90 $
(10,500.00 ¥)
     -23.70 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(379.24 ¥)
4.34 $
(470.00 ¥)
     +23.93 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(325.07 ¥)
6.24 $
(675.92 ¥)
     +107.94 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 $
(3,521.54 ¥)
32.30 $
(3,500.00 ¥)
     -0.61 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.64 $
(286.08 ¥)
4.88 $
(528.68 ¥)
     +84.80 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(2,492,164.63 ¥)
23,432.24 $
(2,539,000.00 ¥)
     +1.88 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,466.60 $
(2,326,012.77 ¥)
19,952.58 $
(2,161,961.54 ¥)
     -7.05 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.00 $
(17,554.00 ¥)
205.13 $
(22,226.45 ¥)
     +26.62 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(11.92 ¥)
0.28 $
(30.38 ¥)
     +154.92 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.45 $
(7,092.04 ¥)
42.61 $
(4,616.67 ¥)
     -34.90 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.54 $
(9,594.06 ¥)
88.97 $
(9,640.62 ¥)
     +0.49 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.25 $
(3,927.87 ¥)
29.11 $
(3,154.55 ¥)
     -19.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(1,733.68 ¥)
16.61 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +3.83 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,649.71 $
(287,109.10 ¥)
748.11 $
(81,061.40 ¥)
     -71.77 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,105.26 $
(4,128,895.17 ¥)
18,814.42 $
(2,038,636.36 ¥)
     -50.63 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.11 $
(6,621.57 ¥)
63.60 $
(6,890.94 ¥)
     +4.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.06 $
(4,557.41 ¥)
39.68 $
(4,300.00 ¥)
     -5.65 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.39 $
(9,685.72 ¥)
76.21 $
(8,258.06 ¥)
     -14.74 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.15 $
(14,318.87 ¥)
124.39 $
(13,478.26 ¥)
     -5.87 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,089.42 $
(334,754.33 ¥)
1,220.06 $
(132,200.00 ¥)
     -60.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,985.93 $
(215,185.73 ¥)
710.61 $
(76,998.46 ¥)
     -64.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,351.99 $
(688,270.27 ¥)
2,982.43 $
(323,160.98 ¥)
     -53.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,428.12 $
(371,454.43 ¥)
1,582.45 $
(171,466.67 ¥)
     -53.84 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,485.86 $
(161,000.72 ¥)
1,077.72 $
(116,776.08 ¥)
     -27.47 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 764.46 $
(82,832.63 ¥)
662.32 $
(71,765.19 ¥)
     -13.36 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,126.05 $
(663,788.21 ¥)
3,212.14 $
(348,051.55 ¥)
     -47.57 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 1.28      -65.44 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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