Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,619 prices entered by 312 different people.
Latest price update: July 28, 2014.
Currency:
Food
Daily menu in the business district ¥875
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥640
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥547
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥201
12 eggs, large ¥258
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥595
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥971
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥619
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ¥693
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥283
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,576
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥285
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥225
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥318,988
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥17,536
Internet 8MB (1 month) ¥4,015
40” flat screen TV ¥78,604
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ¥27,811
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥416
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,072
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥7,047
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ¥5,464
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ¥7,948
1 pair of leather business shoes ¥10,092
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,500,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥152
Monthly ticket public transport ¥10,679
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ¥2,553
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ¥1,280
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥1,019
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥651
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥473
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥142
Tube of toothpaste ¥242
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥4,065
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥3,989
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,590
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥20,409
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ¥6,917
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥856
Capuccino in expat area of the city ¥412
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥527
iPod nano 16GB ¥28,764
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥40
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥10,095
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes ¥444

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