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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 17.31% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 32.52% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.14 $ 5.80-8.92
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.68 $ 26.76-53.51
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.98 $ 5.35-7.14
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.57 $ 2.50-4.46
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.46 $ 3.12-6.24
Cappuccino (regular) 3.31 $ 2.68-4.46
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.18 $ 0.89-1.61
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.94 $ 0.87-1.16
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.24 $ 5.06-8.10
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.48 $ 0.97-2.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.21-3.24
Eggs (12) 2.04 $ 1.61-2.68
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.93 $ 4.05-16.18
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.57 $ 2.02-5.26
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.33 $ 4.85-12.14
Apples (1 lb) 2.71 $ 1.62-4.85
Banana (1 lb) 1.32 $ 0.81-2.68
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.21-4.05
Tomato (1 lb) 3.13 $ 1.71-6.07
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 $ 1.01-2.63
Onion (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.81-2.43
Lettuce (1 head) 1.79 $ 1.16-2.68
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 $ 0.80-1.78
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.70 $ 7.14-17.84
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 $ 1.61-4.46
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.37 $ 2.23-4.64
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.10 $ 3.75-4.37
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.78 $ 1.52-2.41
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 84.91 $ 53.51-124.87
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.06 $ 4.55-6.51
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.88 $ 3.59-8.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.68 $ 22.30-53.51
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.32 $ 3.88-4.90
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,297.46 $ 17,837.97-23,546.12
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,163.28 $ 13,378.48-23,189.36
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.00 $ 89.19-284.29
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 $ 0.27-0.80
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36.52 $ 26.76-53.51
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 77.79 $ 57.97-107.03
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.75 $ 8.92-26.76
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.05 $ 13.38-17.84
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 440.37 $ 249.73-891.90
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,100.57 $ 17,837.97-25,865.06
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.16 $ 39.89-107.03
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.82 $ 22.30-53.51
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.55 $ 44.59-107.03
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.37 $ 49.05-151.62
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 741.22 $ 490.54-1,248.66
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 493.14 $ 312.16-758.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,496.80 $ 802.71-2,675.70
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 939.12 $ 584.19-1,516.23
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 808.01 $ 331.44-2,311.78
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 401.13 $ 207.15-828.59
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,428.19 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.25 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

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Last update: June 2017
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