Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ¥981
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥661
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥456
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥199
12 eggs, large ¥381
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥715
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,209
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥625
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ¥596
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥313
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,586
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥235
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥256
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥343,550
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥19,775
Internet 8MB (1 month) ¥3,684
40” flat screen TV ¥67,288
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ¥22,827
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥963
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,264
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥6,625
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ¥4,241
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ¥8,080
1 pair of leather business shoes ¥11,193
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,760,950
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥153
Monthly ticket public transport ¥11,011
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ¥2,676
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ¥921
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 ¥170
Tube of toothpaste ¥380
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,622
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥4,939
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,617
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥19,386
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ¥7,019
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,147
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥428
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥528
iPod nano 16GB ¥14,691
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥42
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥11,307
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥447
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,070 prices entered by 377 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2015.

Tokyo position in our World Ranking

the world
16th
out of 197
asia
3rd
out of 20

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

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2nd
the world
3rd
the world
5th
asia
1st
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1st
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1st

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