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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 18.41% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 33.13% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥ 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) 670.00 ¥ 600.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 400.00 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 350.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 372.54 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 131.90 ¥ 100.00-160.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 104.93 ¥ 98.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 701.27 ¥ 567.81-908.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 166.12 ¥ 108.86-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 195.25 ¥ 136.08-362.87
Eggs (regular) (12) 225.17 ¥ 180.00-300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 897.56 ¥ 453.59-1,814.37
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 400.81 ¥ 226.80-589.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 816.33 ¥ 500.00-1,360.78
Apples (1 lb) 332.00 ¥ 181.44-635.03
Banana (1 lb) 148.61 ¥ 90.72-300.00
Oranges (1 lb) 270.36 ¥ 180.53-453.59
Tomato (1 lb) 344.18 ¥ 226.80-680.39
Potato (1 lb) 188.04 ¥ 113.40-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 167.14 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Lettuce (1 head) 203.02 ¥ 150.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 128.60 ¥ 90.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥ 894.45-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 285.77 ¥ 200.00-500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 377.39 ¥ 300.00-520.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 455.00 ¥ 420.00-490.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥ 170.00-270.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 6,400.00-14,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 650.00 ¥ 490.00-730.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 555.22 ¥ 402.34-965.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,000.00 ¥ 2,000.00-6,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 480.08 ¥ 435.32-548.88
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥ 2,000,000.00-2,527,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,091,768.17 ¥ 1,500,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 19,901.03 ¥ 10,000.00-30,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 44.79 ¥ 27.24-90.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,228.69 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,712.42 ¥ 7,000.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,000.00 ¥ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 41,818.18 ¥ 28,000.00-70,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,656,250.00 ¥ 1,800,000.00-2,900,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,252.43 ¥ 4,000.00-10,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,946.32 ¥ 2,000.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,823.59 ¥ 5,000.00-10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,219.29 ¥ 5,500.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 83,044.14 ¥ 50,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 54,118.51 ¥ 35,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 168,736.21 ¥ 100,000.00-250,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 103,285.44 ¥ 65,000.00-160,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 95,972.93 ¥ 46,451.13-259,197.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 45,977.33 ¥ 27,870.68-78,966.93
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 280,559.30 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.26 0.90-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: September 2017
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