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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 19.87% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 29.36% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. 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 ¥ 290.00-500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 350.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 377.01 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 132.94 ¥ 100.00-180.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 106.01 ¥ 98.00-130.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 706.68 ¥ 567.81-908.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 163.64 ¥ 99.79-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 189.18 ¥ 136.08-362.87
Eggs (12) 231.05 ¥ 180.00-300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 893.44 ¥ 453.59-1,814.37
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 405.32 ¥ 226.80-589.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 849.15 ¥ 544.31-1,360.78
Apples (1 lb) 296.71 ¥ 181.44-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 146.28 ¥ 90.72-300.00
Oranges (1 lb) 262.78 ¥ 136.08-453.59
Tomato (1 lb) 343.68 ¥ 191.87-680.39
Potato (1 lb) 184.87 ¥ 113.40-300.00
Onion (1 lb) 165.38 ¥ 90.72-272.16
Lettuce (1 head) 198.80 ¥ 130.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 132.51 ¥ 90.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥ 800.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 282.69 ¥ 180.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 386.68 ¥ 250.00-600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 460.00 ¥ 420.00-500.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥ 165.00-260.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,120.00 ¥ 6,000.00-13,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥ 570.00-730.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 526.26 ¥ 402.34-1,046.07
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,240.00 ¥ 3,000.00-5,400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 483.68 ¥ 427.75-567.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥ 2,000,000.00-2,660,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,152,024.22 ¥ 1,600,000.00-2,600,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,046.88 ¥ 10,000.00-31,875.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 42.08 ¥ 25.00-80.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,121.05 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,707.63 ¥ 6,463.95-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,752.27 ¥ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 48,000.00 ¥ 25,000.00-100,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,900,000.00 ¥ 2,500,000.00-2,900,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,556.82 ¥ 4,361.59-12,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,015.64 ¥ 2,500.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,100.75 ¥ 5,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,854.68 ¥ 5,500.00-18,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 85,512.72 ¥ 50,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 56,089.82 ¥ 35,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 173,244.92 ¥ 93,593.63-300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 105,772.42 ¥ 65,500.00-175,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 86,652.01 ¥ 37,160.91-259,197.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 44,052.07 ¥ 23,225.57-92,902.27
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 279,444.61 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.33 0.85-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: April, 2017
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