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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 27.06% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 19.16% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. 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) 670.00 ¥ 600.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 386.44 ¥ 270.00-500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 350.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 377.80 ¥ 300.00-450.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 131.83 ¥ 100.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 105.68 ¥ 100.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 699.87 ¥ 585.13-794.94
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 161.03 ¥ 100.34-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 210.41 ¥ 136.08-362.87
Eggs (12) 230.30 ¥ 200.00-298.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 869.62 ¥ 453.59-1,360.78
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 384.55 ¥ 272.16-544.31
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 830.80 ¥ 544.31-1,360.78
Apples (1 lb) 308.92 ¥ 181.44-500.00
Banana (1 lb) 142.95 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Oranges (1 lb) 268.02 ¥ 181.44-453.59
Tomato (1 lb) 332.82 ¥ 226.80-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 172.41 ¥ 113.40-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 162.04 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Lettuce (1 head) 190.67 ¥ 130.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 135.47 ¥ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥ 900.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 283.75 ¥ 200.00-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 387.26 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥ 420.00-480.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥ 160.00-264.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,235.00 ¥ 6,000.00-13,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 720.00 ¥ 600.00-750.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 579.36 ¥ 402.34-1,158.73
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,030.00 ¥ 2,533.86-5,400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 489.23 ¥ 435.32-548.88
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥ 2,000,000.00-2,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,750,000.00 ¥ 2,400,000.00-3,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 19,507.09 ¥ 11,333.33-30,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 40.97 ¥ 25.00-70.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,000.05 ¥ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,818.21 ¥ 7,000.00-11,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,677.50 ¥ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,472.95 ¥ 5,000.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,116.36 ¥ 2,900.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,185.12 ¥ 6,000.00-10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,825.92 ¥ 6,000.00-17,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 91,723.50 ¥ 60,000.00-145,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 56,848.47 ¥ 40,000.00-85,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 198,095.71 ¥ 120,000.00-300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 115,753.67 ¥ 78,000.00-175,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 94,730.81 ¥ 51,096.25-176,514.31
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 41,276.48 ¥ 18,580.45-78,966.93
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 266,819.89 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.47 1.00-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: September, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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