- Cost of Living
- Japan
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Japan**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 144% | |||
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Food in Japan is 144% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ¥1,039 (E£ 163) | E£ 146 | + 12% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ¥691 (E£ 108) | E£ 70 | + 55% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ¥441 (E£ 69) | E£ 39 | + 79% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ¥203 (E£ 32) | E£ 14 | + 120% | |

12 eggs, large | ¥288 (E£ 45) | E£ 22 | + 107% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ¥754 (E£ 118) | E£ 11 | + 1008% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ¥924 (E£ 145) | E£ 33 | + 345% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ¥683 (E£ 107) | E£ 26 | + 317% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ¥401 (E£ 63) | E£ 7 | + 816% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ¥280 (E£ 44) | E£ 22 | + 98% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ¥1,538 (E£ 242) | E£ 152 | + 59% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ¥199 (E£ 31) | E£ 13 | + 147% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ¥198 (E£ 31) | E£ 5.73 | + 443% | |

Housing | + 207% | |||

Housing in Japan is 207% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ¥218,000 (E£ 34,232) | E£ 8,255 | + 315% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ¥123,235 (E£ 19,352) | E£ 5,056 | + 283% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ¥21,518 (E£ 3,379) | E£ 908 | + 272% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ¥110,576 (E£ 17,364) | E£ 6,098 | + 185% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ¥71,567 (E£ 11,238) | E£ 3,794 | + 196% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ¥12,926 (E£ 2,030) | E£ 610 | + 233% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ¥4,101 (E£ 644) | E£ 251 | + 157% | |

40” flat screen TV | ¥55,558 (E£ 8,724) | E£ 6,021 | + 45% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ¥16,537 (E£ 2,597) | E£ 3,030 | - 14% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ¥711 (E£ 112) | E£ 102 | + 10% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ¥1,838 (E£ 289) | E£ 91 | + 216% | |

Clothes | + 1% | |||

Clothes in Japan is 1% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ¥7,354 (E£ 1,155) | E£ 874 | + 32% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ¥4,336 (E£ 681) | E£ 761 | - 11% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ¥8,421 (E£ 1,322) | E£ 1,862 | - 29% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ¥14,523 (E£ 2,281) | E£ 1,123 | + 103% | |

Transportation | + 135% | |||

Transportation in Japan is 135% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ¥2,510,530 (E£ 394,227) | E£ 444,807 | - 11% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ¥145 (E£ 23) | E£ 5.87 | + 287% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ¥11,257 (E£ 1,768) | E£ 435 | + 307% | |

Personal Care | + 102% | |||

Personal Care in Japan is 102% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ¥1,278 (E£ 201) | E£ 41 | + 393% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ¥1,019 (E£ 160) | E£ 76 | + 111% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ¥3,622 (E£ 569) | E£ 334 | + 70% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ¥612 (E£ 96) | E£ 60 | + 60% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ¥707 (E£ 111) | E£ 50 | + 124% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ¥455 (E£ 71) | E£ 52 | + 37% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ¥137 (E£ 22) | E£ 26 | - 16% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ¥229 (E£ 36) | E£ 20 | + 75% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ¥2,862 (E£ 449) | E£ 70 | + 544% | |

Entertainment | + 83% | |||

Entertainment in Japan is 83% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ¥3,989 (E£ 626) | E£ 329 | + 90% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ¥3,357 (E£ 527) | E£ 134 | + 293% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ¥14,181 (E£ 2,227) | E£ 728 | + 206% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ¥7,538 (E£ 1,184) | E£ 533 | + 122% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ¥964 (E£ 151) | E£ 91 | + 66% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ¥487 (E£ 76) | E£ 42 | + 84% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ¥586 (E£ 92) | E£ 43 | + 115% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ¥49,094 (E£ 7,709) | E£ 10,473 | - 26% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ¥56 (E£ 9) | E£ 4.68 | + 87% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ¥10,897 (E£ 1,711) | E£ 820 | + 109% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ¥468 (E£ 74) | E£ 36 | + 103% | |

TOTAL | + 128% |

These prices were last updated on November 13, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.15703
EGP
/
JPY

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#
Cost of living in
**Japan**
is
**128% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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