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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 18.16% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 29.60% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.19 $ 5.39-8.98
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 37.72 $ 26.95-53.89
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.02 $ 5.39-7.19
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.59 $ 2.51-4.49
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.49 $ 3.14-6.29
Cappuccino (regular) 3.37 $ 2.69-4.49
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.19 $ 0.90-1.62
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.95 $ 0.88-1.17
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.37 $ 5.10-8.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.90-2.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.22-3.26
Eggs (12) 2.09 $ 1.63-2.69
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.15 $ 4.07-16.30
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.66 $ 2.04-5.30
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.73 $ 4.49-12.22
Apples (1 lb) 2.67 $ 1.63-4.89
Banana (1 lb) 1.31 $ 0.81-2.69
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.22-4.07
Tomato (1 lb) 3.14 $ 1.72-6.11
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 $ 1.02-2.69
Onion (1 lb) 1.49 $ 0.81-2.44
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 $ 1.17-2.69
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.18 $ 0.88-1.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.78 $ 7.19-17.96
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 $ 1.62-3.59
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 $ 2.25-5.39
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.13 $ 3.86-4.49
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.89 $ 1.48-2.34
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 85.51 $ 53.89-109.94
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.38 $ 5.21-6.65
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.69 $ 3.61-9.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.71 $ 25.00-48.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.32 $ 3.84-5.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,454.75 $ 17,963.80-26,945.70
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,591.09 $ 14,371.04-31,436.66
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.88 $ 89.82-286.30
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 $ 0.22-0.72
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36.66 $ 26.95-53.89
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.32 $ 53.89-107.78
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.15 $ 8.98-26.95
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.17 $ 13.47-17.96
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 471.55 $ 251.49-1,796.38
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,047.51 $ 26,047.51-26,047.51
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.20 $ 39.99-107.78
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.88 $ 22.45-53.89
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.63 $ 44.91-107.78
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.04 $ 50.30-179.64
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 774.70 $ 449.10-1,347.29
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 509.40 $ 314.37-808.37
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,602.80 $ 870.35-2,694.57
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 970.72 $ 588.31-1,616.74
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 772.47 $ 333.78-2,328.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 394.44 $ 208.61-834.44
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,478.31 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.34 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

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Last update: March, 2017
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