Cost of Living in Japan

Summary of cost of living in Japan:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥ 600.00-1,600.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,000.00 ¥ 4,000.00-21,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 750.00 ¥ 650.00-865.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 433.85 ¥ 250.00-800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 550.00 ¥ 330.00-1,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 439.87 ¥ 180.00-750.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 151.52 ¥ 100.00-300.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 111.22 ¥ 100.00-199.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 800.08 ¥ 601.88-1,093.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 205.31 ¥ 108.86-408.23
Rice (white), (1 lb) 237.69 ¥ 127.01-453.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 328.58 ¥ 216.00-417.55
Local Cheese (1 lb) 731.05 ¥ 362.87-1,814.37
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 417.38 ¥ 181.44-612.35
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,054.90 ¥ 544.31-2,041.17
Apples (1 lb) 305.86 ¥ 162.84-598.00
Banana (1 lb) 150.07 ¥ 89.81-408.23
Oranges (1 lb) 281.28 ¥ 90.72-612.35
Tomato (1 lb) 290.73 ¥ 136.08-544.31
Potato (1 lb) 177.71 ¥ 81.65-294.87
Onion (1 lb) 150.75 ¥ 90.72-249.48
Lettuce (1 head) 185.40 ¥ 100.00-290.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 127.64 ¥ 80.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥ 700.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 296.50 ¥ 200.00-400.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 405.75 ¥ 250.00-500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥ 500.00-744.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 220.00 ¥ 160.00-330.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,000.00 ¥ 4,400.00-15,035.38
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 580.00 ¥ 480.00-760.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 643.74 ¥ 418.43-965.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,600.00 ¥ 2,500.00-4,700.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 645.53 ¥ 575.38-681.37
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥ 3,000,000.00-3,342,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,473,210.91 ¥ 2,348,235.29-2,850,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 24,814.19 ¥ 15,000.00-47,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,947.92 ¥ 2,500.00-5,700.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,952.34 ¥ 3,980.00-7,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,229.09 ¥ 4,200.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,613.23 ¥ 1,000.00-4,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,850.00 ¥ 1,500.00-2,300.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 53,274.14 ¥ 30,000.00-100,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,915,677.69 ¥ 1,100,000.00-3,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,312.35 ¥ 2,900.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,605.44 ¥ 2,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,560.42 ¥ 5,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,582.26 ¥ 5,000.00-20,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 83,390.63 ¥ 60,000.00-160,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 56,990.09 ¥ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 178,708.77 ¥ 100,000.00-500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 110,988.61 ¥ 70,000.00-250,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 74,580.51 ¥ 43,664.07-162,578.97
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 46,177.81 ¥ 25,548.12-85,934.60
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 327,970.45 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.78 1.00-2.50

Prices in Japan

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