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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 20.70% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 30.73% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.43 € 5.78-8.25
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 33.01 € 24.76-49.52
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.61 € 4.90-6.19
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.30 € 2.23-4.13
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.13 € 2.48-6.19
Cappuccino (regular) 3.27 € 2.48-4.13
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.12 € 0.83-1.49
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.89 € 0.74-1.16
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.73 € 4.69-7.19
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.44 € 0.83-2.25
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.86 € 1.12-3.74
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.85 € 1.49-2.31
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.17 € 3.73-13.10
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.90 € 1.87-4.49
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.73 € 4.38-16.85
Apples (1 lb) 2.75 € 1.71-4.49
Banana (1 lb) 1.15 € 0.75-1.87
Oranges (1 lb) 2.06 € 1.49-3.37
Tomato (1 lb) 2.25 € 1.50-3.74
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 € 0.83-2.25
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 € 0.75-1.87
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 € 1.24-2.48
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.04 € 0.83-1.49
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.14 € 7.02-16.51
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.19 € 1.36-2.89
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 € 2.15-4.13
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.88 € 3.63-4.21
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.73 € 1.40-2.23
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 82.54 € 57.77-123.80
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.95 € 3.71-5.78
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.45 € 3.72-8.63
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.65 € 24.76-39.62
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.48 € 4.06-4.72
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,955.65 € 20,468.69-24,760.51
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,311.45 € 13,205.61-20,633.76
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 169.57 € 87.69-280.62
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 € 0.17-0.66
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.17 € 28.89-49.52
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.39 € 53.65-99.04
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.03 € 8.25-41.27
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.86 € 12.38-16.51
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 359.70 € 247.61-660.28
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,624.63 € 9,078.85-20,633.76
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.17 € 33.01-82.54
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.56 € 16.51-57.77
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 66.76 € 41.27-99.04
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.36 € 57.77-165.07
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 724.59 € 453.94-1,238.03
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 480.67 € 288.87-734.56
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,641.86 € 825.35-3,301.40
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 874.86 € 536.48-1,485.63
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 741.91 € 406.62-1,150.15
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 384.83 € 230.03-766.77
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,357.37 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.43 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

These data are based on 6262 entries in the past 18 months from 693 different contributors.
Last update: July 2019
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