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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 15.50% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 30.64% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥ 600.00-1,000.00
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 ¥ 600.00-700.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 400.00 ¥ 280.00-500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 300.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 372.81 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 131.20 ¥ 100.00-160.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 104.92 ¥ 90.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 691.43 ¥ 567.81-870.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 165.65 ¥ 99.79-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 196.64 ¥ 136.08-362.87
Eggs (regular) (12) 218.46 ¥ 180.00-298.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 735.20 ¥ 435.45-1,407.05
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 362.50 ¥ 226.80-580.60
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 848.37 ¥ 493.66-1,360.78
Apples (1 lb) 319.81 ¥ 181.44-589.67
Banana (1 lb) 143.65 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Oranges (1 lb) 245.58 ¥ 172.37-362.87
Tomato (1 lb) 312.76 ¥ 181.44-566.99
Potato (1 lb) 178.64 ¥ 113.40-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 153.10 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 210.45 ¥ 150.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 125.04 ¥ 98.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥ 800.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 279.61 ¥ 180.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 351.21 ¥ 292.00-500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 460.00 ¥ 430.00-500.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥ 170.00-260.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 6,000.00-15,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 ¥ 440.00-720.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 659.83 ¥ 482.80-965.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,390.00 ¥ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 508.91 ¥ 454.25-567.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥ 2,000,000.00-2,850,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,067,090.38 ¥ 1,500,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 21,329.35 ¥ 10,625.00-34,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 43.15 ¥ 20.00-100.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,591.49 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,065.44 ¥ 7,000.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,132.00 ¥ 1,000.00-3,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,600.00-2,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 39,500.00 ¥ 25,000.00-70,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,250,000.00 ¥ 1,400,000.00-2,900,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,562.60 ¥ 3,251.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,953.03 ¥ 2,000.00-6,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,914.35 ¥ 5,000.00-11,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,424.91 ¥ 5,000.00-18,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 85,932.03 ¥ 55,000.00-135,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 57,344.92 ¥ 35,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 189,006.31 ¥ 100,000.00-300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 112,064.79 ¥ 70,000.00-180,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 84,267.12 ¥ 48,309.18-130,063.17
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 40,865.08 ¥ 27,870.68-55,741.36
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 285,673.59 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.26 0.95-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: August 2018
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