Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ¥996
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥681
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥483
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥200
12 eggs, large ¥389
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥729
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,176
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥736
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ¥576
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥303
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,438
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥190
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥277
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥327,699
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥24,079
Internet 8MB (1 month) ¥3,516
40” flat screen TV ¥82,334
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ¥21,809
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥1,120
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,224
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥7,975
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ¥4,565
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ¥8,696
1 pair of leather business shoes ¥12,311
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥3,271,970
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥146
Monthly ticket public transport ¥10,756
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ¥2,680
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ¥1,076
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥1,129
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥774
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥581
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥163
Tube of toothpaste ¥375
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,215
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥5,996
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,631
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥19,386
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ¥8,493
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,152
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥461
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥506
iPod nano 16GB ¥16,912
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥42
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥10,628
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥448
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,262 prices entered by 416 different people.
Latest price update: September 03, 2015.

Tokyo position in our World Ranking

the world
19th
out of 194
asia
3rd
out of 17

Cheapest and most expensive products in Tokyo compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
5th
the world
5th
asia
1st

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