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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 20.31% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 30.74% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.32 $ 6.47-9.24
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 36.97 $ 27.73-55.45
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.28 $ 5.36-6.93
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.70 $ 2.50-4.62
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.62 $ 2.77-6.93
Cappuccino (regular) 3.66 $ 2.77-4.62
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 $ 0.92-1.66
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.99 $ 0.83-1.29
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.41 $ 5.25-8.05
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.61 $ 0.92-2.52
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $ 1.26-3.77
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.07 $ 1.66-2.59
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.89 $ 4.18-14.67
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.23 $ 2.10-5.03
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.70 $ 4.90-18.87
Apples (1 lb) 3.10 $ 1.89-5.03
Banana (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.84-2.10
Oranges (1 lb) 2.33 $ 1.59-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.50 $ 1.68-4.19
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.05-2.52
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $ 0.84-2.10
Lettuce (1 head) 1.83 $ 1.39-2.77
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 $ 0.92-1.66
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.94 $ 7.86-18.48
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $ 1.52-3.23
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.13 $ 2.40-4.16
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.34 $ 4.07-4.71
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.94 $ 1.57-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 92.42 $ 64.70-138.64
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.55 $ 4.07-6.47
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.10 $ 4.16-9.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.33 $ 27.73-44.36
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.02 $ 4.55-5.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,466.35 $ 22,921.05-27,727.07
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,287.64 $ 14,787.77-23,105.89
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 189.76 $ 98.20-314.24
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 $ 0.18-0.74
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.79 $ 32.35-55.45
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.12 $ 55.45-110.91
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.55 $ 9.24-46.21
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.64 $ 13.86-18.48
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 402.80 $ 277.27-739.39
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,496.62 $ 10,166.59-23,105.89
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.68 $ 36.97-92.42
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.54 $ 18.48-64.70
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.69 $ 46.21-110.91
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.51 $ 64.70-184.85
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 815.80 $ 508.33-1,386.35
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 540.76 $ 323.48-822.57
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,838.64 $ 924.24-3,696.94
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 979.71 $ 600.75-1,663.62
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 831.05 $ 455.33-1,287.95
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 430.94 $ 257.59-858.64
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,640.10 $
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 6194 entries in the past 18 months from 688 different contributors.
Last update: July 2019
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