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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 17.79% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 30.10% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.15 $ 5.88-9.05
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 36.20 $ 27.15-54.30
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.15 $ 5.25-6.34
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.62 $ 2.44-4.53
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.53 $ 2.72-6.79
Cappuccino (regular) 3.54 $ 2.72-4.53
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.21 $ 0.91-1.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.96 $ 0.81-1.18
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.28 $ 5.14-7.88
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.60 $ 0.99-2.46
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.89 $ 1.23-3.28
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.03 $ 1.63-2.53
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.08 $ 4.11-14.37
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.16 $ 2.05-5.25
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.75 $ 4.93-16.42
Apples (1 lb) 3.10 $ 1.85-5.34
Banana (1 lb) 1.25 $ 0.82-2.05
Oranges (1 lb) 2.24 $ 1.44-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.67 $ 1.64-5.13
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 $ 1.22-2.46
Onion (1 lb) 1.37 $ 0.82-2.05
Lettuce (1 head) 1.86 $ 1.36-2.72
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 $ 0.91-1.81
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.86 $ 7.24-18.10
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $ 1.49-3.12
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.02 $ 2.26-4.07
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.25 $ 3.98-4.53
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.90 $ 1.49-2.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.50 $ 54.30-135.75
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.43 $ 4.07-6.34
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.97 $ 4.07-9.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.16 $ 27.15-45.25
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.86 $ 4.45-5.17
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,978.76 $ 22,625.80-27,150.96
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,820.84 $ 13,644.99-22,625.80
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 178.64 $ 93.15-307.71
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 $ 0.18-0.72
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.00 $ 27.15-54.30
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.18 $ 54.30-108.60
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.12 $ 9.05-45.25
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.29 $ 13.58-18.10
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 383.13 $ 232.59-724.03
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,180.28 $ 10,860.38-26,245.93
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.68 $ 29.42-90.50
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.29 $ 19.35-63.35
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.65 $ 45.25-108.60
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.28 $ 54.30-181.01
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 794.51 $ 452.52-1,267.04
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 542.91 $ 316.76-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,800.96 $ 905.03-2,715.10
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,000.15 $ 597.32-1,629.06
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 729.20 $ 420.40-1,177.11
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 378.10 $ 252.24-588.56
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,526.47 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.39 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

These data are based on 6091 entries in the past 18 months from 687 different contributors.
Last update: March 2019
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