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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 14.35% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 31.05% 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 ¥ 600.00-750.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 400.00 ¥ 290.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 498.00 ¥ 300.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 378.22 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 130.23 ¥ 100.00-160.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 104.42 ¥ 90.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 693.86 ¥ 567.81-870.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 170.55 ¥ 100.00-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 197.55 ¥ 136.08-362.87
Eggs (regular) (12) 221.37 ¥ 180.00-289.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 734.29 ¥ 453.59-1,360.78
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 355.75 ¥ 226.80-580.60
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 931.96 ¥ 544.31-1,587.58
Apples (1 lb) 340.52 ¥ 204.12-635.03
Banana (1 lb) 142.29 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Oranges (1 lb) 253.73 ¥ 172.37-453.59
Tomato (1 lb) 305.81 ¥ 181.44-566.99
Potato (1 lb) 187.12 ¥ 113.40-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 155.49 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 209.34 ¥ 150.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 129.91 ¥ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥ 800.00-1,800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 254.85 ¥ 164.47-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 342.76 ¥ 292.00-490.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 460.00 ¥ 440.00-500.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥ 165.00-260.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 6,000.00-15,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 ¥ 430.00-710.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 659.83 ¥ 482.80-965.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,350.00 ¥ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 531.17 ¥ 473.18-567.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,527,000.00 ¥ 2,499,000.00-2,850,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,069,277.62 ¥ 1,500,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,605.39 ¥ 10,000.00-34,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 43.63 ¥ 20.00-100.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,614.83 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,901.38 ¥ 6,500.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,334.48 ¥ 1,000.00-4,000.00
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 42,881.58 ¥ 25,000.00-80,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,166,216.22 ¥ 1,318,000.00-2,900,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,505.35 ¥ 3,251.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,139.81 ¥ 2,000.00-6,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,951.12 ¥ 5,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,290.05 ¥ 6,000.00-18,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 87,416.68 ¥ 55,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,444.89 ¥ 35,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 202,334.57 ¥ 100,000.00-300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 112,908.25 ¥ 70,000.00-180,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 84,901.74 ¥ 46,451.13-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 39,751.85 ¥ 27,870.68-65,031.59
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 291,751.73 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.36 1.00-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: December 2018
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