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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 20.88% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 30.65% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 ¥ 700.00-1,000.00
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) 400.00 ¥ 270.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 300.00-750.00
Cappuccino (regular) 395.62 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 136.15 ¥ 100.00-180.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 107.57 ¥ 90.00-140.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 694.55 ¥ 567.81-870.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 174.70 ¥ 100.00-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 225.74 ¥ 136.08-453.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 224.17 ¥ 180.00-280.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 747.50 ¥ 451.78-1,587.58
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 350.97 ¥ 226.80-544.31
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,057.73 ¥ 530.70-2,041.17
Apples (1 lb) 333.77 ¥ 206.84-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 139.48 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Oranges (1 lb) 250.19 ¥ 180.53-408.23
Tomato (1 lb) 272.98 ¥ 181.44-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 180.42 ¥ 100.00-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 149.12 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 197.72 ¥ 150.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 125.69 ¥ 100.00-180.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,350.00 ¥ 850.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 264.90 ¥ 164.47-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 342.83 ¥ 260.00-500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 470.00 ¥ 440.00-510.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥ 170.00-270.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 7,000.00-15,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 ¥ 450.00-700.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 659.83 ¥ 450.62-1,046.07
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,350.00 ¥ 3,000.00-4,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 542.87 ¥ 492.10-571.60
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) 2,099,163.63 ¥ 1,600,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,545.42 ¥ 10,625.00-34,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.13 ¥ 20.00-80.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,746.40 ¥ 3,500.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,771.35 ¥ 6,500.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,548.57 ¥ 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 43,581.63 ¥ 30,000.00-80,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,893,090.91 ¥ 1,100,000.00-2,500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,926.88 ¥ 4,000.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,308.84 ¥ 2,000.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,088.60 ¥ 5,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,160.05 ¥ 7,000.00-20,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 87,792.35 ¥ 55,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 58,237.17 ¥ 35,000.00-89,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 198,925.45 ¥ 100,000.00-400,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 105,997.49 ¥ 65,000.00-180,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 89,878.51 ¥ 49,266.07-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 46,626.17 ¥ 27,870.68-92,902.27
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 285,611.92 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.43 1.00-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: July 2019
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