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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 17.53% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 29.56% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.76 $ 5.93-9.13
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 36.51 $ 27.38-54.77
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.21 $ 5.29-6.85
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.65 $ 2.56-4.56
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.56 $ 2.74-6.39
Cappuccino (regular) 3.47 $ 2.74-4.56
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.19 $ 0.91-1.46
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.95 $ 0.82-1.10
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.34 $ 5.18-7.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.56 $ 0.91-2.48
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.24-3.31
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.04 $ 1.64-2.56
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.77 $ 4.14-12.42
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.23 $ 2.07-5.38
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.57 $ 4.84-16.56
Apples (1 lb) 3.14 $ 1.86-5.80
Banana (1 lb) 1.24 $ 0.83-2.07
Oranges (1 lb) 2.27 $ 1.57-3.73
Tomato (1 lb) 2.74 $ 1.66-6.21
Potato (1 lb) 1.64 $ 1.04-2.48
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 $ 0.83-2.07
Lettuce (1 head) 1.90 $ 1.37-2.74
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 $ 0.91-1.83
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.95 $ 8.02-16.43
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $ 1.50-3.15
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $ 2.67-4.11
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.20 $ 4.02-4.56
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.83 $ 1.51-2.37
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.28 $ 63.90-136.92
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.48 $ 3.92-6.39
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.02 $ 4.41-9.55
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.71 $ 27.38-45.64
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.88 $ 4.32-5.18
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,120.97 $ 22,810.62-27,383.70
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,121.76 $ 13,761.95-22,819.75
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 186.03 $ 91.28-310.35
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.37 $ 0.18-0.73
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.34 $ 27.38-54.77
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.82 $ 63.90-109.53
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.36 $ 9.13-45.64
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.43 $ 13.69-18.26
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 392.96 $ 255.58-730.23
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,987.70 $ 12,779.06-26,470.91
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.37 $ 27.38-91.28
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.42 $ 18.26-63.90
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.88 $ 45.64-109.53
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 103.49 $ 54.77-182.56
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 788.88 $ 456.40-1,277.91
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 536.76 $ 319.48-730.23
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,828.48 $ 912.79-2,738.37
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,015.33 $ 638.95-1,643.02
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 711.88 $ 424.00-1,272.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 355.08 $ 254.40-572.40
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,643.57 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.34 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

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Last update: January 2019
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