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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 14.53% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 32.06% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.21 $ 5.41-9.01
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 36.06 $ 27.04-54.08
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.13 $ 5.41-6.31
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.61 $ 2.52-4.51
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.51 $ 2.70-6.31
Cappuccino (regular) 3.37 $ 2.70-4.51
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.17 $ 0.90-1.44
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.94 $ 0.81-1.08
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.22 $ 5.12-7.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.48 $ 0.90-2.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.23-3.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.97 $ 1.62-2.69
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.74 $ 4.09-12.27
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.30 $ 2.04-5.32
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.70 $ 4.45-12.27
Apples (1 lb) 2.77 $ 1.64-4.91
Banana (1 lb) 1.27 $ 0.82-2.04
Oranges (1 lb) 2.17 $ 1.55-3.27
Tomato (1 lb) 2.81 $ 1.64-5.11
Potato (1 lb) 1.55 $ 0.82-2.37
Onion (1 lb) 1.32 $ 0.81-2.04
Lettuce (1 head) 1.88 $ 1.26-2.70
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.12 $ 0.88-1.53
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.82 $ 7.21-18.03
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $ 1.62-3.61
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.16 $ 2.63-4.51
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.10 $ 3.88-4.51
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.89 $ 1.53-2.34
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.14 $ 55.35-135.21
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.41 $ 4.24-6.49
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.95 $ 4.35-8.12
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.56 $ 27.04-45.07
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.54 $ 4.09-5.12
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,534.74 $ 18,027.80-24,337.52
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,293.56 $ 13,520.85-22,534.74
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 189.76 $ 99.60-306.47
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 $ 0.18-0.72
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.33 $ 27.04-54.08
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 81.69 $ 63.10-108.17
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.18 $ 9.01-27.04
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.23 $ 13.52-18.03
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 355.70 $ 216.33-630.97
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,061.32 $ 12,781.71-26,140.30
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.59 $ 36.06-90.14
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.00 $ 18.03-63.10
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.40 $ 45.07-99.15
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.27 $ 45.07-144.22
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 748.86 $ 450.69-1,171.81
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 511.60 $ 315.49-721.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,640.51 $ 901.39-2,704.17
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,003.06 $ 594.92-1,577.43
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 725.18 $ 435.45-1,172.38
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 364.16 $ 251.22-565.25
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,545.57 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.24 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

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Last update: July 2018
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