Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,380 prices entered by 280 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district ¥871
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥632
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥561
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥202
12 eggs, large ¥233
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥623
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥963
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥599
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ¥731
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥277
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,647
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥318
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥208
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥339,562
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥18,343
Internet 8MB (1 month) ¥4,031
40” flat screen TV ¥124,635
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ¥30,663
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥504
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥1,954
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥7,528
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ¥6,560
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ¥8,313
1 pair of leather business shoes ¥9,932
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,490,140
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥150
Monthly ticket public transport ¥9,835
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ¥2,386
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ¥1,327
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥1,065
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥658
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥483
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥328
Tube of toothpaste ¥442
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥4,036
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥3,839
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,568
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥20,373
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ¥6,847
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,068
Capuccino in expat area of the city ¥414
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥508
iPod nano 16GB ¥28,327
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥40
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥9,893
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes ¥446

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