Cost of Living Comparison Between United Kingdom and Japan Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Japan are 22.0% lower than in United Kingdom (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Japan are 32.8% lower than in United Kingdom
Rent Prices in Japan are 55.8% lower than in United Kingdom
Restaurant Prices in Japan are 52.4% lower than in United Kingdom
Groceries Prices in Japan are 2.3% lower than in United Kingdom
Local Purchasing Power in Japan is 11.1% higher than in United Kingdom
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Restaurants
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(2,861.56 ¥)
5.24 £
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -65.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(11,446.25 ¥)
31.45 £
(6,000.00 ¥)
     -47.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 £
(1,335.40 ¥)
3.93 £
(750.00 ¥)
     -43.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 £
(858.47 ¥)
2.28 £
(434.97 ¥)
     -49.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.20 £
(801.24 ¥)
2.88 £
(550.00 ¥)
     -31.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.14 £
(598.96 ¥)
2.31 £
(439.89 ¥)
     -26.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 £
(331.97 ¥)
0.79 £
(151.52 ¥)
     -54.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 £
(238.53 ¥)
0.58 £
(111.22 ¥)
     -53.4 %
Markets
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.68 £
(893.23 ¥)
4.19 £
(800.08 ¥)
     -10.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.10 £
(209.76 ¥)
1.08 £
(205.32 ¥)
     -2.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.72 £
(136.46 ¥)
1.25 £
(237.72 ¥)
     +74.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.98 £
(568.81 ¥)
1.72 £
(328.59 ¥)
     -42.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.12 £
(594.80 ¥)
3.83 £
(731.14 ¥)
     +22.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.97 £
(565.73 ¥)
2.19 £
(417.38 ¥)
     -26.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.72 £
(901.08 ¥)
5.53 £
(1,054.92 ¥)
     +17.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.95 £
(181.22 ¥)
1.60 £
(305.92 ¥)
     +68.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.51 £
(98.06 ¥)
0.79 £
(150.07 ¥)
     +53.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 £
(184.57 ¥)
1.47 £
(281.31 ¥)
     +52.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.23 £
(234.13 ¥)
1.52 £
(290.76 ¥)
     +24.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 £
(95.20 ¥)
0.93 £
(177.73 ¥)
     +86.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.47 £
(89.38 ¥)
0.79 £
(150.76 ¥)
     +68.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.76 £
(144.91 ¥)
0.97 £
(185.40 ¥)
     +27.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.06 £
(202.16 ¥)
0.67 £
(127.64 ¥)
     -36.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.50 £
(1,430.78 ¥)
5.24 £
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -30.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.90 £
(363.06 ¥)
1.55 £
(296.50 ¥)
     -18.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 £
(453.87 ¥)
2.13 £
(405.80 ¥)
     -10.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £
(2,480.02 ¥)
3.15 £
(600.00 ¥)
     -75.8 %
Transportation
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £
(476.93 ¥)
1.15 £
(220.00 ¥)
     -53.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 67.80 £
(12,934.26 ¥)
41.94 £
(8,000.00 ¥)
     -38.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(572.31 ¥)
3.04 £
(580.00 ¥)
     +1.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 £
(380.70 ¥)
3.37 £
(643.74 ¥)
     +69.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.40 £
(3,319.41 ¥)
18.87 £
(3,600.00 ¥)
     +8.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.82 £
(1,110.75 ¥)
3.38 £
(645.53 ¥)
     -41.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £
(5,395,953.73 ¥)
17,518.40 £
(3,342,000.00 ¥)
     -38.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,646.41 £
(4,701,817.46 ¥)
12,964.30 £
(2,473,210.91 ¥)
     -47.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 253.06 £
(48,276.02 ¥)
130.08 £
(24,815.39 ¥)
     -48.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12.24 £
(2,334.60 ¥)
20.69 £
(3,947.92 ¥)
     +69.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.46 £
(5,810.65 ¥)
25.96 £
(4,952.57 ¥)
     -14.8 %
Sports And Leisure
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.31 £
(6,164.57 ¥)
43.14 £
(8,229.59 ¥)
     +33.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.95 £
(2,089.66 ¥)
13.70 £
(2,613.61 ¥)
     +25.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 £
(1,907.71 ¥)
9.70 £
(1,850.00 ¥)
     -3.0 %
Childcare
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,241.45 £
(236,832.78 ¥)
279.32 £
(53,285.29 ¥)
     -77.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,589.84 £
(2,783,315.74 ¥)
10,043.22 £
(1,915,953.85 ¥)
     -31.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.94 £
(12,197.88 ¥)
32.90 £
(6,276.63 ¥)
     -48.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.34 £
(5,979.04 ¥)
23.80 £
(4,540.78 ¥)
     -24.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.97 £
(14,110.79 ¥)
44.73 £
(8,533.00 ¥)
     -39.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 75.87 £
(14,473.70 ¥)
60.41 £
(11,523.57 ¥)
     -20.4 %
Rent Per Month
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,082.26 £
(206,464.35 ¥)
438.18 £
(83,592.78 ¥)
     -59.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 874.24 £
(166,779.82 ¥)
299.49 £
(57,133.54 ¥)
     -65.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,775.67 £
(338,746.11 ¥)
937.54 £
(178,856.26 ¥)
     -47.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,361.86 £
(259,803.99 ¥)
578.39 £
(110,339.88 ¥)
     -57.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 475.43 £
(90,697.24 ¥)
393.10 £
(74,991.49 ¥)
     -17.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 345.90 £
(65,986.77 ¥)
240.27 £
(45,835.98 ¥)
     -30.5 %
Salaries And Financing
United Kingdom Edit Japan Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,329.66 £
(444,431.57 ¥)
1,738.50 £
(331,655.26 ¥)
     -25.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.90 1.78      -69.9 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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