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Cost of Living in Sendai

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Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 ¥ 500.00-1,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,250.00 ¥ 3,500.00-5,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥ 500.00-750.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 415.00 ¥ 200.00-600.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥ 500.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 385.00 ¥ 200.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 133.33 ¥ 80.00-150.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 116.67 ¥ 90.00-120.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 681.37 ¥ 681.37-681.37
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 217.72 ¥ 217.72-217.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 226.80 ¥ 226.80-272.16
Eggs (regular) (12) 246.00 ¥ 240.00-252.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,360.78 ¥ 1,360.78-1,360.78
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 362.87 ¥ 362.87-362.87
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 907.19 ¥ 907.19-907.19
Apples (1 lb) 272.16 ¥ 272.16-680.39
Banana (1 lb) 158.76 ¥ 158.76-158.76
Oranges (1 lb) 90.72 ¥ 90.72-453.59
Tomato (1 lb) 226.80 ¥ 226.80-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 226.80 ¥ 226.80-226.80
Onion (1 lb) 90.72 ¥ 90.72-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 200.00 ¥ 200.00-200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 130.00 ¥ 80.00-130.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 ¥ 1,500.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 225.00 ¥ 164.47-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 335.00 ¥ 220.00-450.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 230.00 ¥ 230.00-540.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 275.00 ¥ 250.00-320.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥ 5,000.00-20,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 670.00 ¥ 500.00-680.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 386.24 ¥ 241.40-402.34
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,300.00 ¥ 3,800.00-4,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 533.74 ¥ 454.25-537.53
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,515,000.00 ¥ 2,515,000.00-2,515,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 ¥ 1,500,000.00-1,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 17,500.00 ¥ 7,000.00-25,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.97 ¥ 29.90-50.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,000.00 ¥ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,666.67 ¥ 6,000.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,900.00 ¥
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,700.00 ¥ 1,100.00-1,800.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 27,333.33 ¥ 10,000.00-60,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 840,000.00 ¥ 840,000.00-840,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,000.00 ¥ 3,000.00-7,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,500.00 ¥ 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,000.00 ¥ 5,000.00-9,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,666.67 ¥ 8,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 52,500.00 ¥ 40,000.00-65,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 40,000.00 ¥ 30,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 110,000.00 ¥ 100,000.00-120,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 75,000.00 ¥ 70,000.00-80,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 256,666.67 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.40 1.30-1.50

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1 Comments so far

#Kate on Aug 24, 2017 :
I would like to retire in Sendai someday. I'm planning in advance! The cost of living looks good. I was born in Yokosuka to American parents.$397 for an apt seems right or cheaper would be nice. Thanks, Kate