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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 19.53% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 30.04% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.43 $ 6.04-9.29
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 37.15 $ 27.86-55.73
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.32 $ 5.57-6.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.72 $ 2.51-4.64
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.64 $ 2.79-6.50
Cappuccino (regular) 3.49 $ 2.79-4.64
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.21 $ 0.93-1.49
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.97 $ 0.84-1.11
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.41 $ 5.27-8.09
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.52 $ 0.91-2.53
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $ 1.26-3.37
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.05 $ 1.67-2.79
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.67 $ 4.21-14.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.53 $ 2.11-5.39
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.74 $ 4.59-12.64
Apples (1 lb) 2.92 $ 1.69-5.90
Banana (1 lb) 1.32 $ 0.84-2.11
Oranges (1 lb) 2.35 $ 1.47-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.80 $ 1.69-5.06
Potato (1 lb) 1.61 $ 0.84-2.53
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 $ 0.84-2.11
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $ 1.39-2.79
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 $ 0.84-1.58
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.07 $ 7.43-18.58
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.52 $ 1.67-3.72
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.38 $ 2.79-4.64
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.27 $ 3.99-4.64
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.95 $ 1.58-2.41
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 92.88 $ 65.02-139.32
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.57 $ 3.99-6.69
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.23 $ 3.74-7.31
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.79 $ 26.75-46.44
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.59 $ 4.15-5.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,220.17 $ 18,576.14-25,077.79
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,310.00 $ 13,932.10-24,148.98
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 184.83 $ 97.75-296.06
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 $ 0.19-0.84
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.40 $ 27.86-55.73
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.63 $ 65.02-111.46
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.89 $ 9.29-32.51
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.72 $ 13.93-18.58
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 374.26 $ 232.20-650.16
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,945.75 $ 14,860.91-26,935.40
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.57 $ 37.15-92.88
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.33 $ 18.58-55.73
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.47 $ 46.44-102.17
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.28 $ 46.44-139.32
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 757.59 $ 464.40-1,207.45
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 513.56 $ 325.08-743.05
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,638.23 $ 928.81-2,600.66
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,005.83 $ 613.01-1,625.41
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 800.85 $ 448.70-1,208.04
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 393.67 $ 241.61-604.02
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,599.37 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.17 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

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Last update: April 2018
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