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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 15.43% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 29.90% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.09 $ 5.32-8.86
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.45 $ 26.59-53.18
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.03 $ 5.32-6.65
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.24 $ 2.48-4.43
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.25 $ 2.66-6.20
Cappuccino (regular) 3.35 $ 2.66-4.43
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.15 $ 0.89-1.42
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.92 $ 0.80-1.06
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.14 $ 5.03-7.88
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.89-2.41
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 $ 1.21-3.22
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.97 $ 1.60-2.56
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.69 $ 4.02-12.06
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.16 $ 2.01-5.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.18 $ 4.70-14.07
Apples (1 lb) 2.99 $ 1.81-5.63
Banana (1 lb) 1.26 $ 0.80-2.01
Oranges (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.53-4.02
Tomato (1 lb) 2.79 $ 1.61-5.03
Potato (1 lb) 1.68 $ 1.01-2.41
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $ 0.80-2.01
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 $ 1.33-2.66
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 $ 0.89-1.77
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.64 $ 7.09-15.95
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.26 $ 1.46-3.10
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.06 $ 2.30-4.34
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.08 $ 3.90-4.43
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.77 $ 1.46-2.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.63 $ 53.18-132.95
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.32 $ 3.81-6.38
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.85 $ 4.28-8.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.05 $ 26.59-44.32
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.68 $ 4.06-5.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,277.96 $ 21,981.04-25,260.47
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,449.24 $ 13,294.98-22,158.31
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 184.32 $ 91.23-301.35
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 $ 0.18-0.89
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.05 $ 26.59-53.18
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.39 $ 62.04-106.36
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.23 $ 8.86-35.45
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.95 $ 13.29-17.73
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 375.34 $ 221.58-709.07
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,142.32 $ 11,681.86-25,703.64
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.79 $ 28.81-88.63
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.80 $ 17.73-62.04
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.93 $ 44.32-106.36
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.15 $ 53.18-177.27
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 773.94 $ 443.17-1,329.50
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 525.39 $ 310.22-709.07
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,797.69 $ 886.33-2,659.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 994.16 $ 576.12-1,595.40
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 752.07 $ 411.71-1,235.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 352.33 $ 247.03-576.40
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,559.48 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.35 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

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Last update: November 2018
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