Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 20.20% higher than in United States (without rent, aggregate data for all cities).

Rent in Japan is, on average, 32.13% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.63 € 3.90-11.70
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 37.44 € 23.40-70.20
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.46 € 4.68-6.24
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.40 € 1.95-5.15
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.90 € 2.34-6.24
Cappuccino (regular) 3.11 € 1.33-4.11
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.09 € 0.84-1.64
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.83 € 0.78-1.17
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.81 € 4.43-7.38
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.49 € 0.76-3.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 € 1.06-3.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.82 € 1.17-2.34
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.58 € 2.83-17.69
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.97 € 1.24-4.68
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.15 € 3.54-15.92
Apples (1 lb) 2.61 € 1.24-5.31
Banana (1 lb) 1.07 € 0.53-2.69
Oranges (1 lb) 2.05 € 0.88-4.25
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 € 1.06-3.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.43 € 0.53-2.83
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 € 0.53-1.77
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 € 0.78-2.11
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.95 € 0.70-1.56
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.36 € 5.46-15.60
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.15 € 1.28-3.12
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 € 1.72-3.90
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.90 € 3.51-4.68
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.72 € 1.40-2.34
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 78.01 € 51.41-140.41
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.99 € 3.59-5.85
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.96 € 3.01-6.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 23.40 € 19.50-42.12
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.18 € 3.69-4.43
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,394.52 € 19,501.36-23,401.63
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,802.62 € 15,601.08-19,501.36
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 173.29 € 99.46-331.52
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 € 0.08-0.39
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.17 € 27.30-54.60
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.58 € 39.00-93.61
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.75 € 7.80-39.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.04 € 11.70-17.16
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 385.48 € 234.02-936.07
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,014.88 € 7,800.54-19,501.36
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.21 € 23.40-78.01
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.36 € 15.60-62.40
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 63.64 € 39.00-93.61
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.71 € 46.80-156.01
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 640.57 € 413.43-1,170.08
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 442.57 € 273.02-663.05
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,516.90 € 780.05-3,900.27
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 915.31 € 546.04-1,794.12
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 686.54 € 384.30-1,087.03
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 396.39 € 217.41-804.77
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,261.53 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.47 0.88-2.30

Prices in Japan

This country had 3357 entries in the past 12 months by 339 different contributors.
Last update: February 2021
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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