Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 21.94% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Japan is, on average, 31.39% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.93 $ 4.80-12.49
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 46.11 $ 28.82-76.85
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.72 $ 5.76-7.69
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.32 $ 2.40-6.72
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.14 $ 2.88-7.69
Cappuccino (regular) 3.82 $ 1.63-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.35 $ 1.06-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.03 $ 0.96-1.44
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.16 $ 5.45-9.09
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.81 $ 0.94-4.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.22 $ 1.31-4.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.27 $ 1.44-2.88
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.23 $ 3.49-21.79
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.65 $ 1.53-5.76
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.13 $ 4.36-19.61
Apples (1 lb) 3.07 $ 1.39-5.66
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.65-3.49
Oranges (1 lb) 2.52 $ 0.87-6.54
Tomato (1 lb) 2.73 $ 1.31-4.36
Potato (1 lb) 1.71 $ 0.65-3.49
Onion (1 lb) 1.33 $ 0.65-2.18
Lettuce (1 head) 1.86 $ 0.96-2.59
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 $ 0.86-1.83
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.53 $ 6.72-19.21
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $ 1.58-3.64
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.38 $ 2.11-5.76
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.80 $ 4.32-5.76
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.11 $ 1.63-2.88
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 96.06 $ 57.64-172.91
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.24 $ 4.42-7.11
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.80 $ 4.32-11.29
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.82 $ 24.02-51.87
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.16 $ 4.55-5.45
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,072.61 $ 24,015.91-28,819.09
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,624.97 $ 19,212.73-24,015.91
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 209.90 $ 122.48-408.27
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.37 $ 0.10-0.52
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.00 $ 33.62-67.24
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.23 $ 48.03-115.28
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.52 $ 11.53-48.03
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.29 $ 14.41-21.13
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 483.08 $ 288.19-1,152.76
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,227.95 $ 9,606.36-24,015.91
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.48 $ 28.82-96.06
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.03 $ 19.21-76.85
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.07 $ 48.03-115.28
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.28 $ 57.64-201.73
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 802.74 $ 528.35-1,440.95
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 540.47 $ 355.44-816.54
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,861.29 $ 960.64-4,803.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,121.94 $ 672.45-1,921.27
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 841.84 $ 490.85-1,784.91
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 477.94 $ 267.74-979.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,711.04 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.47 0.95-2.30

Prices in Japan

This country had 5612 entries in the past 12 months by 583 different contributors.
Last update: December 2020
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
Sources and References
  

By City in Japan

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Nagoya 98.48 63.01 81.36 108.80 46.96 48.12
Tokyo 90.50 43.02 67.58 93.53 50.56 75.71
Osaka 86.96 23.26 56.22 87.49 49.77 79.97
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