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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 19.10% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 31.71% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 ¥ 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 ¥ 594.00-750.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 400.00 ¥ 270.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 300.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 394.22 ¥ 300.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 136.00 ¥ 100.00-180.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 107.47 ¥ 100.00-140.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 693.52 ¥ 567.81-870.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 177.89 ¥ 108.86-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 215.74 ¥ 136.08-362.87
Eggs (regular) (12) 225.55 ¥ 180.00-280.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 810.99 ¥ 451.78-1,814.37
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 356.22 ¥ 226.80-580.60
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,072.04 ¥ 544.31-2,041.17
Apples (1 lb) 326.11 ¥ 204.12-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 138.98 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Oranges (1 lb) 248.11 ¥ 172.37-408.23
Tomato (1 lb) 284.86 ¥ 181.44-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 185.62 ¥ 113.40-272.16
Onion (1 lb) 154.69 ¥ 90.72-226.80
Lettuce (1 head) 199.44 ¥ 150.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 129.56 ¥ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,300.00 ¥ 850.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 259.56 ¥ 150.00-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 330.76 ¥ 250.00-450.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 470.00 ¥ 440.00-500.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥ 170.00-260.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 6,500.00-15,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 ¥ 450.00-700.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 659.83 ¥ 450.62-1,046.07
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,390.00 ¥ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 539.96 ¥ 492.10-579.17
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,534,500.00 ¥ 2,500,000.00-3,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,070,663.63 ¥ 1,507,680.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,167.06 ¥ 10,292.99-34,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.73 ¥ 20.00-80.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,701.42 ¥ 3,500.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,747.14 ¥ 6,000.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,531.43 ¥ 1,000.00-5,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 42,416.67 ¥ 25,700.00-80,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,925,488.37 ¥ 1,100,000.00-2,800,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,892.27 ¥ 4,000.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,341.46 ¥ 2,080.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,014.68 ¥ 5,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,886.24 ¥ 7,000.00-20,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 88,124.76 ¥ 55,000.00-140,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,225.36 ¥ 35,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 193,855.82 ¥ 100,000.00-300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 108,278.09 ¥ 66,000.00-165,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 86,773.19 ¥ 46,451.13-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 44,909.49 ¥ 27,870.68-74,321.81
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 281,670.44 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.39 1.00-2.00

Prices in Japan

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Last update: May 2019
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