Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Tokyo 

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 6.50% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 36.27% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 62.96% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 43.71% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 3.20% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 35.29% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $
(1,931.19 ¥)
8.39 $
(900.00 ¥)
     -53.40 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(8,583.07 ¥)
46.60 $
(5,000.00 ¥)
     -41.75 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(1,072.88 ¥)
6.52 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -34.76 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(858.31 ¥)
4.66 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -41.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 $
(911.95 ¥)
5.59 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -34.21 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.83 $
(517.77 ¥)
3.58 $
(384.39 ¥)
     -25.76 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(267.32 ¥)
1.40 $
(150.13 ¥)
     -43.84 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(220.55 ¥)
1.03 $
(110.87 ¥)
     -49.73 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.42 $
(473.83 ¥)
7.25 $
(778.02 ¥)
     +64.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $
(369.91 ¥)
1.90 $
(204.37 ¥)
     -44.75 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.35 $
(252.20 ¥)
2.15 $
(230.81 ¥)
     -8.48 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 $
(400.06 ¥)
2.38 $
(255.51 ¥)
     -36.13 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.56 $
(703.60 ¥)
6.85 $
(735.30 ¥)
     +4.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.46 $
(693.46 ¥)
3.90 $
(418.06 ¥)
     -39.71 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.64 $
(712.85 ¥)
10.54 $
(1,130.45 ¥)
     +58.58 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.92 $
(313.70 ¥)
3.60 $
(386.01 ¥)
     +23.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 $
(92.50 ¥)
1.55 $
(166.02 ¥)
     +79.47 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.21 $
(236.66 ¥)
2.55 $
(273.78 ¥)
     +15.69 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.11 $
(334.15 ¥)
2.84 $
(304.56 ¥)
     -8.86 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 $
(195.26 ¥)
1.56 $
(167.33 ¥)
     -14.31 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 $
(171.92 ¥)
1.42 $
(152.62 ¥)
     -11.22 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $
(210.54 ¥)
1.90 $
(203.95 ¥)
     -3.13 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $
(209.83 ¥)
1.18 $
(126.76 ¥)
     -39.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(1,609.32 ¥)
13.05 $
(1,400.00 ¥)
     -13.01 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.74 $
(294.47 ¥)
3.20 $
(342.84 ¥)
     +16.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $
(300.47 ¥)
3.61 $
(387.50 ¥)
     +28.96 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.34 $
(1,217.19 ¥)
4.85 $
(520.00 ¥)
     -57.28 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $
(321.86 ¥)
1.96 $
(210.00 ¥)
     -34.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.00 $
(9,119.51 ¥)
97.87 $
(10,500.00 ¥)
     +15.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(375.51 ¥)
4.38 $
(470.00 ¥)
     +25.16 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(321.87 ¥)
6.30 $
(675.92 ¥)
     +110.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $
(3,540.51 ¥)
32.62 $
(3,500.00 ¥)
     -1.14 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.57 $
(383.11 ¥)
4.93 $
(528.68 ¥)
     +38.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 $
(2,628,563.66 ¥)
23,665.21 $
(2,539,000.00 ¥)
     -3.41 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,859.18 $
(2,345,234.16 ¥)
20,150.95 $
(2,161,961.54 ¥)
     -7.81 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.25 $
(17,837.09 ¥)
207.17 $
(22,226.45 ¥)
     +24.61 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(15.23 ¥)
0.28 $
(30.38 ¥)
     +99.44 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.95 $
(7,397.83 ¥)
43.03 $
(4,616.67 ¥)
     -37.59 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 83.92 $
(9,003.28 ¥)
89.86 $
(9,640.62 ¥)
     +7.08 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.86 $
(2,345.02 ¥)
29.40 $
(3,154.55 ¥)
     +34.52 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(1,609.32 ¥)
16.78 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +11.85 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,387.72 $
(256,174.37 ¥)
755.55 $
(81,061.40 ¥)
     -68.36 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,576.15 $
(3,602,328.89 ¥)
19,001.48 $
(2,038,636.36 ¥)
     -43.41 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.08 $
(6,123.69 ¥)
64.23 $
(6,890.94 ¥)
     +12.53 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.79 $
(4,591.05 ¥)
40.08 $
(4,300.00 ¥)
     -6.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.44 $
(9,703.15 ¥)
76.97 $
(8,258.06 ¥)
     -14.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.64 $
(15,196.62 ¥)
125.63 $
(13,478.26 ¥)
     -11.31 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,186.47 $
(341,871.09 ¥)
1,232.19 $
(132,200.00 ¥)
     -61.33 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,617.65 $
(280,843.34 ¥)
717.68 $
(76,998.46 ¥)
     -72.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,293.45 $
(782,501.76 ¥)
3,012.08 $
(323,160.98 ¥)
     -58.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,615.15 $
(495,151.82 ¥)
1,598.19 $
(171,466.67 ¥)
     -65.37 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,345.75 $
(144,382.84 ¥)
1,088.43 $
(116,776.08 ¥)
     -19.12 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 939.87 $
(100,837.23 ¥)
668.90 $
(71,765.19 ¥)
     -28.83 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,865.87 $
(843,916.43 ¥)
3,244.08 $
(348,051.55 ¥)
     -58.76 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 1.28      -65.40 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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