Cost of Living in Kyoto

Summary about cost of living in Kyoto, Japan:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥ 650.00-1,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,000.00 ¥ 3,500.00-20,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥ 700.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 407.67 ¥ 250.00-550.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ¥ 623.01-1,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 452.56 ¥ 150.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 158.57 ¥ 130.00-200.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 115.56 ¥ 100.00-150.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,102.50 ¥ 749.51-1,892.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 210.01 ¥ 131.54-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 209.79 ¥ 136.08-453.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 251.33 ¥ 180.00-280.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,406.44 ¥ 544.31-2,267.96
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 438.47 ¥ 272.16-589.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 408.23 ¥
Apples (1 lb) 302.40 ¥ 226.80-362.87
Banana (1 lb) 128.22 ¥ 68.04-181.44
Oranges (1 lb) 203.89 ¥ 180.98-226.80
Tomato (1 lb) 287.12 ¥ 226.80-362.87
Potato (1 lb) 101.83 ¥ 68.04-135.62
Onion (1 lb) 101.83 ¥ 68.04-135.62
Lettuce (1 head) 150.00 ¥ 100.00-200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 125.00 ¥ 90.00-150.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,400.00 ¥ 1,800.00-3,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 301.87 ¥ 150.00-345.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 175.00 ¥ 150.00-200.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥ 420.00-510.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 230.00 ¥ 230.00-300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,240.00 ¥ 8,316.67-15,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 ¥ 450.00-670.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 293.71 ¥ 276.81-514.99
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2,480.00 ¥ 1,920.00-3,040.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 519.86 ¥ 492.10-545.10
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,800,000.00 ¥
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,250,000.00 ¥ 2,000,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 17,659.09 ¥ 14,875.00-30,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 28.33 ¥ 10.00-55.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,625.00 ¥ 4,000.00-8,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,125.00 ¥ 6,000.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,440.00 ¥ 1,880.00-7,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,750.00 ¥ 1,500.00-1,800.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 78,278.29 ¥ 56,000.00-103,834.87
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,418,000.00 ¥
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,200.00 ¥ 3,200.00-12,544.81
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,000.00 ¥ 2,980.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,214.29 ¥ 5,000.00-10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,300.00 ¥ 7,500.00-12,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 93,437.50 ¥ 70,000.00-130,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 64,375.00 ¥ 50,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 182,500.00 ¥ 150,000.00-400,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 105,000.00 ¥ 78,000.00-200,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 53,418.65 ¥ 51,096.25-55,741.36
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 39,999.67 ¥
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 249,166.67 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.00 1.51-2.50

Prices in Kyoto

This city had 164 entries in the past 12 months by 16 different contributors.
Last update: January 2021
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3 Comments so far
penholderamuser on Sep 09, 2020:
The index of linguistic fractionalization in Japan is 0.0178. This means that within the country there is one major language and a few minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. http://www.confiduss.com/en/jurisdictions/japan/demographics/
Jocelyne Bailly on Jul 31, 2019:
i love Japan. I had 2 tenants who were wonderful girls, I would like to move to Japan, in Kyoto.
I watch Hnk channels, which has programs in english. I would like to move to Kyoto if possible. If you can give me info where to go for an apartment, i would be so happy. Thank you in advance.

PS> i can tutor english and french, as i was born in France. But I live in NY for a long time.

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shirley on Apr 15, 2018:
i love japans animation and the people who sings or the voice actors they are so cool they are the coolest i have ever seen and also the coolest! i love japan i love kyoto and tokyo and osaka sushis are so delicious i love japan japan is the greatest country in the world. who ever sees this messege please tell me that the price is free for me whatever if it cost very expensive.okay,now my english is so terrible but my japanese is so terrible too so please forgive me thank you very much,and also i demanded that the person that sees my email must must must must be a male or a male lokking female then i will be so happy and bukuwa shirleysama yodoshigum.