Cost of Living in Japan

Summary of cost of living in Japan:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥ 600.00-1,600.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,000.00 ¥ 4,000.00-18,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 750.00 ¥ 650.00-865.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 400.00 ¥ 250.00-794.42
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 525.00 ¥ 320.00-953.30
Cappuccino (regular) 451.36 ¥ 200.00-765.53
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 154.08 ¥ 110.00-300.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 113.17 ¥ 100.00-200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 814.97 ¥ 605.67-1,109.39
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 206.68 ¥ 108.86-453.59
Rice (white), (1 lb) 245.77 ¥ 131.54-453.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 328.47 ¥ 216.00-420.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 762.64 ¥ 362.87-1,814.37
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 423.75 ¥ 181.44-650.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,123.23 ¥ 544.31-2,267.96
Apples (1 lb) 317.39 ¥ 162.84-650.00
Banana (1 lb) 157.78 ¥ 90.72-408.23
Oranges (1 lb) 288.54 ¥ 90.72-635.03
Tomato (1 lb) 295.64 ¥ 136.08-544.31
Potato (1 lb) 178.95 ¥ 89.81-308.66
Onion (1 lb) 158.62 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Lettuce (1 head) 190.10 ¥ 100.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 125.96 ¥ 80.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥ 700.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 303.25 ¥ 200.00-450.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 402.26 ¥ 241.25-600.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥ 500.00-700.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 220.00 ¥ 170.00-350.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,000.00 ¥ 5,000.00-16,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 580.00 ¥ 500.00-794.42
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 667.88 ¥ 402.34-1,062.17
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,400.00 ¥ 2,560.00-4,200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 645.96 ¥ 582.95-681.37
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥ 3,000,000.00-3,410,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,536,350.94 ¥ 2,450,000.00-3,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 25,004.38 ¥ 15,111.11-46,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,894.61 ¥ 2,200.00-6,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,006.82 ¥ 4,000.00-7,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,481.29 ¥ 4,400.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,503.67 ¥ 1,000.00-4,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 54,560.76 ¥ 30,000.00-100,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,941,237.11 ¥ 1,200,000.00-3,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,439.85 ¥ 2,990.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,576.10 ¥ 2,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,575.70 ¥ 5,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,095.93 ¥ 5,000.00-20,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 87,074.77 ¥ 60,000.00-180,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 56,857.57 ¥ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 181,583.52 ¥ 100,000.00-500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 114,596.29 ¥ 75,000.00-250,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 84,716.33 ¥ 41,806.02-163,043.48
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 49,934.78 ¥ 25,083.61-92,902.27
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 322,247.22 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.83 1.00-2.41

Prices in Japan

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