Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and Australia Reverse

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Cost of Living in Australia is 49.2% higher than in Japan (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Australia is 70.3% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in Australia are 150.7% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in Australia are 115.7% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in Australia are 41.8% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in Australia is 5.5% higher than in Japan
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Restaurants
Japan Edit Australia Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(9.60 A$)
2,603.84 ¥
(25.00 A$)
     +160.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,000.00 ¥
(57.61 A$)
12,498.45 ¥
(120.00 A$)
     +108.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 750.00 ¥
(7.20 A$)
1,562.31 ¥
(15.00 A$)
     +108.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 450.00 ¥
(4.32 A$)
1,093.61 ¥
(10.50 A$)
     +143.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 ¥
(5.76 A$)
1,145.69 ¥
(11.00 A$)
     +90.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 448.11 ¥
(4.30 A$)
549.73 ¥
(5.28 A$)
     +22.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 155.51 ¥
(1.49 A$)
416.60 ¥
(4.00 A$)
     +167.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 112.52 ¥
(1.08 A$)
345.95 ¥
(3.32 A$)
     +207.5 %
Markets
Japan Edit Australia Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 811.44 ¥
(7.79 A$)
913.29 ¥
(8.77 A$)
     +12.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 206.22 ¥
(1.98 A$)
355.39 ¥
(3.41 A$)
     +72.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 243.49 ¥
(2.34 A$)
154.56 ¥
(1.48 A$)
     -36.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 328.38 ¥
(3.15 A$)
634.83 ¥
(6.10 A$)
     +93.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 762.12 ¥
(7.32 A$)
721.88 ¥
(6.93 A$)
     -5.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 419.32 ¥
(4.03 A$)
611.57 ¥
(5.87 A$)
     +45.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,095.98 ¥
(10.52 A$)
1,023.97 ¥
(9.83 A$)
     -6.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 320.36 ¥
(3.08 A$)
228.36 ¥
(2.19 A$)
     -28.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 157.73 ¥
(1.51 A$)
190.73 ¥
(1.83 A$)
     +20.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 284.86 ¥
(2.73 A$)
220.16 ¥
(2.11 A$)
     -22.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 295.23 ¥
(2.83 A$)
312.96 ¥
(3.00 A$)
     +6.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 177.51 ¥
(1.70 A$)
174.83 ¥
(1.68 A$)
     -1.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 156.29 ¥
(1.50 A$)
155.22 ¥
(1.49 A$)
     -0.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 189.62 ¥
(1.82 A$)
365.20 ¥
(3.51 A$)
     +92.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 126.61 ¥
(1.22 A$)
268.00 ¥
(2.57 A$)
     +111.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥
(9.60 A$)
2,083.07 ¥
(20.00 A$)
     +108.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 300.63 ¥
(2.89 A$)
767.94 ¥
(7.37 A$)
     +155.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 406.82 ¥
(3.91 A$)
873.47 ¥
(8.39 A$)
     +114.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(5.76 A$)
4,686.92 ¥
(45.00 A$)
     +681.2 %
Transportation
Japan Edit Australia Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 220.00 ¥
(2.11 A$)
520.77 ¥
(5.00 A$)
     +136.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,000.00 ¥
(76.81 A$)
17,497.82 ¥
(168.00 A$)
     +118.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 580.00 ¥
(5.57 A$)
624.92 ¥
(6.00 A$)
     +7.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 659.83 ¥
(6.34 A$)
435.36 ¥
(4.18 A$)
     -34.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,600.00 ¥
(34.56 A$)
6,249.22 ¥
(60.00 A$)
     +73.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 645.57 ¥
(6.20 A$)
746.72 ¥
(7.17 A$)
     +15.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥
(32,087.19 A$)
4,583,492.35 ¥
(44,007.00 A$)
     +37.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,522,301.82 ¥
(24,217.11 A$)
3,478,559.50 ¥
(33,398.33 A$)
     +37.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Japan Edit Australia Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 24,694.10 ¥
(237.09 A$)
32,411.90 ¥
(311.19 A$)
     +31.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,899.71 ¥
(37.44 A$)
4,348.05 ¥
(41.75 A$)
     +11.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,980.62 ¥
(47.82 A$)
8,589.85 ¥
(82.47 A$)
     +72.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Japan Edit Australia Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,406.74 ¥
(80.71 A$)
8,129.55 ¥
(78.05 A$)
     -3.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,497.91 ¥
(23.98 A$)
2,746.60 ¥
(26.37 A$)
     +10.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(17.28 A$)
2,213.27 ¥
(21.25 A$)
     +23.0 %
Childcare
Japan Edit Australia Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 51,265.83 ¥
(492.21 A$)
246,660.15 ¥
(2,368.23 A$)
     +381.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,917,837.84 ¥
(18,413.53 A$)
1,965,553.90 ¥
(18,871.66 A$)
     +2.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Japan Edit Australia Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,331.27 ¥
(60.79 A$)
12,641.88 ¥
(121.38 A$)
     +99.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,617.05 ¥
(44.33 A$)
9,068.56 ¥
(87.07 A$)
     +96.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,599.94 ¥
(82.57 A$)
17,578.11 ¥
(168.77 A$)
     +104.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,010.98 ¥
(115.32 A$)
19,165.00 ¥
(184.01 A$)
     +59.6 %
Rent Per Month
Japan Edit Australia Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 86,073.26 ¥
(826.41 A$)
237,410.95 ¥
(2,279.43 A$)
     +175.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 56,103.31 ¥
(538.66 A$)
185,562.79 ¥
(1,781.62 A$)
     +230.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 175,948.79 ¥
(1,689.32 A$)
377,555.41 ¥
(3,624.98 A$)
     +114.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 111,136.02 ¥
(1,067.04 A$)
275,439.20 ¥
(2,644.55 A$)
     +147.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Japan Edit Australia Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 78,657.62 ¥
(755.21 A$)
112,061.20 ¥
(1,075.92 A$)
     +42.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 48,761.22 ¥
(468.17 A$)
81,725.04 ¥
(784.66 A$)
     +67.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Japan Edit Australia Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 327,670.27 ¥
(3,146.03 A$)
588,746.68 ¥
(5,652.67 A$)
     +79.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.79 6.40      +257.4 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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