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Cost of Living in Japan

Cost of living in Japan is 14.05% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Japan is 30.94% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.05 $ 5.28-8.81
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.23 $ 26.42-52.85
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.99 $ 5.28-6.61
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.22 $ 2.47-4.40
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.23 $ 2.64-6.17
Cappuccino (regular) 3.33 $ 2.64-4.40
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.14 $ 0.88-1.41
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.92 $ 0.79-1.06
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.10 $ 5.00-7.84
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.49 $ 0.88-2.40
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.20-3.20
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.96 $ 1.59-2.55
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.65 $ 4.00-11.99
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.14 $ 2.00-5.11
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.13 $ 4.67-13.98
Apples (1 lb) 2.97 $ 1.80-5.59
Banana (1 lb) 1.25 $ 0.80-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.26 $ 1.52-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.77 $ 1.60-4.99
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 $ 1.00-2.40
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $ 0.80-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.84 $ 1.32-2.64
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.13 $ 0.88-1.76
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.57 $ 7.05-15.85
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.24 $ 1.45-3.08
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $ 2.29-4.32
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.05 $ 3.88-4.40
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.76 $ 1.45-2.29
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 88.08 $ 52.85-132.12
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.28 $ 3.79-6.34
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.81 $ 4.25-8.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.86 $ 26.42-44.04
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.65 $ 4.00-5.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,139.74 $ 21,844.66-25,103.74
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,334.77 $ 13,212.49-22,020.82
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 182.54 $ 90.66-299.48
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.39 $ 0.18-0.88
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.91 $ 26.42-52.85
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.89 $ 61.66-105.70
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.11 $ 8.81-35.23
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.85 $ 13.21-17.62
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 371.08 $ 220.21-704.67
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,189.58 $ 11,609.38-25,544.16
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.62 $ 28.64-88.08
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.57 $ 17.62-61.66
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.50 $ 44.04-105.70
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.68 $ 52.85-176.17
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 766.69 $ 440.42-1,233.17
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 517.08 $ 308.29-704.67
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,782.12 $ 880.83-2,642.50
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 984.22 $ 572.54-1,585.50
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 748.04 $ 409.16-1,227.47
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 357.62 $ 245.49-572.82
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,545.17 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.36 0.01-0.02

Prices in Japan

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Last update: November 2018
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