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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 17.98% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 34.30% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 850.00 ¥ 650.00-1,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 680.00 ¥ 594.00-750.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 450.00 ¥ 280.00-543.68
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 300.00-761.16
Cappuccino (regular) 391.43 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 135.66 ¥ 100.00-200.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 106.37 ¥ 90.00-140.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 700.59 ¥ 567.81-832.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 178.42 ¥ 100.00-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 231.14 ¥ 136.08-453.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 227.40 ¥ 180.00-280.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 792.34 ¥ 453.59-1,587.58
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 358.76 ¥ 226.80-580.60
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,053.13 ¥ 544.31-1,814.37
Apples (1 lb) 328.61 ¥ 204.12-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 131.34 ¥ 90.72-200.00
Oranges (1 lb) 255.55 ¥ 172.37-408.23
Tomato (1 lb) 263.84 ¥ 181.44-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 180.34 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 143.02 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 194.62 ¥ 150.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 123.89 ¥ 100.00-180.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥ 900.00-1,800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 262.66 ¥ 164.47-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 343.17 ¥ 250.00-500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 480.00 ¥ 440.00-510.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥ 165.00-260.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 6,400.00-15,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 ¥ 450.00-700.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 659.83 ¥ 434.52-1,046.07
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,310.00 ¥ 3,000.00-4,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 540.18 ¥ 492.10-567.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,539,000.00 ¥ 2,480,000.00-3,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,141,025.64 ¥ 1,600,000.00-2,600,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,383.85 ¥ 10,523.81-34,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 37.82 ¥ 20.00-60.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,691.60 ¥ 3,500.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,724.71 ¥ 6,000.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,667.65 ¥ 1,000.00-5,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 47,971.15 ¥ 30,000.00-100,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,760,878.05 ¥ 960,000.00-2,400,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,839.98 ¥ 4,000.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,277.31 ¥ 2,900.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,041.12 ¥ 5,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,703.01 ¥ 6,524.22-20,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 86,388.51 ¥ 55,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 57,730.73 ¥ 35,000.00-89,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 183,849.69 ¥ 100,000.00-350,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 104,787.60 ¥ 65,000.00-180,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 88,157.41 ¥ 49,266.07-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 45,311.53 ¥ 27,870.68-74,321.81
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 281,316.80 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.45 1.00-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: October 2019
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