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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 19.81% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 31.97% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 41.51 R$ 24.42-62.52
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 234.43 R$ 146.52-390.72
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 34.19 R$ 29.30-42.49
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20.76 R$ 11.49-34.19
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 27.75 R$ 14.65-39.07
Cappuccino (regular) 19.72 R$ 9.77-24.42
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 6.58 R$ 4.88-10.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.15 R$ 4.88-7.33
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 35.63 R$ 27.73-46.22
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 9.10 R$ 4.43-13.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.73 R$ 6.65-22.15
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.53 R$ 7.81-14.65
Local Cheese (1 lb) 43.00 R$ 17.72-88.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 17.85 R$ 11.08-28.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 52.58 R$ 22.15-110.77
Apples (1 lb) 16.66 R$ 8.86-33.23
Banana (1 lb) 6.54 R$ 4.43-11.08
Oranges (1 lb) 13.31 R$ 6.65-22.15
Tomato (1 lb) 13.57 R$ 8.42-22.15
Potato (1 lb) 8.98 R$ 4.43-13.29
Onion (1 lb) 7.15 R$ 3.32-11.08
Lettuce (1 head) 9.50 R$ 5.37-14.65
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6.04 R$ 3.91-9.77
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 58.61 R$ 34.19-97.68
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.04 R$ 7.33-17.09
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 17.74 R$ 11.72-24.42
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24.42 R$ 21.98-26.37
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.26 R$ 8.21-14.65
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 488.40 R$ 293.04-732.60
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 31.50 R$ 21.98-36.14
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 34.19 R$ 21.98-56.59
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 163.57 R$ 146.52-293.04
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.45 R$ 24.03-28.66
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 124,005.47 R$ 122,100.70-146,520.83
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 105,805.80 R$ 92,796.53-122,100.70
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,082.01 R$ 622.71-2,075.71
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.98 R$ 0.73-2.93
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 236.73 R$ 185.59-341.88
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 441.66 R$ 263.74-634.92
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 138.70 R$ 73.26-195.36
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 87.91 R$ 73.26-107.45
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,551.67 R$ 1,465.21-8,547.05
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 88,070.96 R$ 48,840.28-122,100.70
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 345.59 R$ 146.52-488.40
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 215.31 R$ 97.68-390.72
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 413.53 R$ 244.20-586.08
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 607.33 R$ 293.04-1,025.65
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,393.57 R$ 2,930.42-7,814.44
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,876.97 R$ 1,953.61-4,395.63
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,951.34 R$ 5,372.43-24,420.14
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,561.49 R$ 3,418.82-10,256.46
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,414.67 R$ 2,722.42-9,074.75
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,442.27 R$ 1,588.08-5,103.64
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,901.78 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.47 0.95-2.00

Prices in Japan

These data are based on 6247 entries in the past 18 months from 726 different contributors.
Last update: April 2020
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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