Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ¥985
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥658
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥449
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥194
12 eggs, large ¥356
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥700
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,171
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥624
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ¥607
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥304
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,586
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥230
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥259
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥333,076
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥21,211
Internet 8MB (1 month) ¥3,512
40” flat screen TV ¥62,954
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ¥25,338
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥653
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,121
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥6,599
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ¥4,288
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ¥7,475
1 pair of leather business shoes ¥10,952
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,722,930
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥153
Monthly ticket public transport ¥11,307
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ¥2,849
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ¥976
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥991
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥735
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥553
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥181
Tube of toothpaste ¥347
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,821
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥4,671
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,618
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥16,112
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ¥7,046
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,359
Capuccino in expat area of the city ¥435
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥514
iPod nano 16GB ¥14,691
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥45
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥10,586
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥447
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,994 prices entered by 369 different people.
Latest price update: March 27, 2015.

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