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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 14.27% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 29.95% 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 35.44 $ 26.58-53.17
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.03 $ 5.32-6.20
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.37 $ 2.48-4.43
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.38 $ 2.66-6.20
Cappuccino (regular) 3.34 $ 2.66-4.43
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.16 $ 0.89-1.42
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.92 $ 0.80-1.06
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.12 $ 5.03-7.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.51 $ 0.89-2.41
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.77 $ 1.21-3.22
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.94 $ 1.60-2.64
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.63 $ 4.02-12.06
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.18 $ 2.01-5.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.82 $ 4.70-12.86
Apples (1 lb) 2.88 $ 1.61-5.23
Banana (1 lb) 1.25 $ 0.80-2.01
Oranges (1 lb) 2.27 $ 1.60-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.77 $ 1.61-5.02
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 $ 1.00-2.41
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 $ 0.80-2.01
Lettuce (1 head) 1.80 $ 1.33-2.66
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.11 $ 0.80-1.77
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.63 $ 7.09-17.72
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.53 $ 1.60-3.54
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.24 $ 2.66-4.43
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.08 $ 3.90-4.43
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.77 $ 1.51-2.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.61 $ 53.17-132.92
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.32 $ 3.90-6.38
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.85 $ 4.28-8.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.69 $ 26.58-44.31
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.60 $ 4.03-5.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,153.05 $ 21,975.83-24,811.42
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,149.67 $ 13,291.83-22,153.05
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 186.99 $ 94.15-301.28
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 $ 0.18-0.89
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.66 $ 26.58-53.17
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.29 $ 62.03-106.33
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.31 $ 8.86-35.44
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.95 $ 14.18-17.72
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 382.51 $ 221.53-708.90
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,950.06 $ 12,565.21-25,697.54
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.89 $ 28.81-88.61
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.23 $ 17.72-57.60
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.56 $ 44.31-97.47
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.77 $ 44.31-159.50
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 776.60 $ 487.37-1,240.57
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 516.24 $ 310.14-708.90
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,769.80 $ 886.12-2,658.37
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,014.78 $ 620.29-1,595.02
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 728.65 $ 411.61-1,152.52
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 363.23 $ 246.97-555.68
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,601.66 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.33 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

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Last update: September 2018
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