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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 22.41% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 30.75% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥ 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 ¥ 600.00-750.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 400.00 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 300.00-750.00
Cappuccino (regular) 376.77 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 132.11 ¥ 100.00-168.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 104.91 ¥ 90.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 699.48 ¥ 567.81-870.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 164.12 ¥ 99.79-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 195.75 ¥ 136.08-362.87
Eggs (regular) (12) 221.91 ¥ 180.00-300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 821.79 ¥ 453.59-1,587.58
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 391.47 ¥ 226.80-589.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 833.14 ¥ 498.95-1,360.78
Apples (1 lb) 316.40 ¥ 181.44-635.03
Banana (1 lb) 149.33 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Oranges (1 lb) 267.15 ¥ 180.53-453.59
Tomato (1 lb) 324.15 ¥ 217.72-544.31
Potato (1 lb) 180.83 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 156.78 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 211.63 ¥ 150.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 124.04 ¥ 90.00-170.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,300.00 ¥ 850.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 283.02 ¥ 190.75-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 376.88 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 455.00 ¥ 420.00-500.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥ 170.00-260.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 7,000.00-15,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 ¥ 424.38-720.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 547.18 ¥ 402.34-786.97
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,600.00 ¥ 2,880.00-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 488.34 ¥ 442.89-548.88
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) 2,082,424.59 ¥ 1,600,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 19,997.01 ¥ 10,625.00-30,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 43.56 ¥ 25.00-100.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,408.18 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,808.04 ¥ 7,000.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,043.48 ¥ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,600.00-2,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 39,285.71 ¥ 25,000.00-70,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,511,904.76 ¥ 1,600,000.00-2,900,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,810.82 ¥ 4,000.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,893.27 ¥ 2,000.00-6,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,651.20 ¥ 5,000.00-11,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,007.62 ¥ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 82,098.19 ¥ 50,000.00-130,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 53,642.96 ¥ 30,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 168,697.75 ¥ 100,000.00-280,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 103,479.67 ¥ 66,000.00-165,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 86,872.72 ¥ 55,741.36-130,063.17
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 43,409.04 ¥ 27,870.68-65,031.59
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 280,207.64 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.21 0.90-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: February 2018
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