- Cost of Living
- Japan
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 155% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Japan is 155% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ¥1,011 (E£ 165) | E£ 137 | + 20% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ¥711 (E£ 116) | E£ 68 | + 70% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ¥445 (E£ 73) | E£ 39 | + 88% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ¥198 (E£ 32) | E£ 14 | + 124% | |

12 eggs, large | ¥270 (E£ 44) | E£ 21 | + 109% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ¥689 (E£ 113) | E£ 10 | + 1021% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ¥889 (E£ 145) | E£ 32 | + 350% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ¥637 (E£ 104) | E£ 25 | + 319% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ¥430 (E£ 70) | E£ 7 | + 868% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ¥262 (E£ 43) | E£ 22 | + 96% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ¥1,549 (E£ 253) | E£ 150 | + 69% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ¥212 (E£ 35) | E£ 13 | + 177% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ¥195 (E£ 32) | E£ 5.66 | + 464% | |

Housing | + 237% | |||

Housing in Japan is 237% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ¥242,113 (E£ 39,579) | E£ 8,575 | + 362% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ¥121,422 (E£ 19,849) | E£ 5,178 | + 283% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ¥21,895 (E£ 3,579) | E£ 865 | + 314% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ¥116,929 (E£ 19,115) | E£ 6,009 | + 218% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ¥79,022 (E£ 12,918) | E£ 3,965 | + 226% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ¥12,611 (E£ 2,062) | E£ 619 | + 233% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ¥4,156 (E£ 679) | E£ 232 | + 193% | |

40” flat screen TV | ¥55,558 (E£ 9,082) | E£ 5,919 | + 53% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ¥16,830 (E£ 2,751) | E£ 2,926 | - 6% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ¥693 (E£ 113) | E£ 97 | + 17% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ¥1,827 (E£ 299) | E£ 91 | + 227% | |

Clothes | - 1% | |||

Clothes in Japan is 1% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ¥7,207 (E£ 1,178) | E£ 892 | + 32% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ¥4,012 (E£ 656) | E£ 828 | - 21% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ¥8,444 (E£ 1,380) | E£ 1,829 | - 25% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ¥15,007 (E£ 2,453) | E£ 938 | + 161% | |

Transportation | + 145% | |||

Transportation in Japan is 145% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ¥2,657,440 (E£ 434,420) | E£ 438,533 | - 1% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ¥147 (E£ 24) | E£ 6 | + 289% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ¥11,877 (E£ 1,942) | E£ 491 | + 295% | |

Personal Care | + 126% | |||

Personal Care in Japan is 126% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ¥1,278 (E£ 209) | E£ 37 | + 460% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ¥1,016 (E£ 166) | E£ 74 | + 125% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ¥4,123 (E£ 674) | E£ 295 | + 128% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ¥630 (E£ 103) | E£ 60 | + 72% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ¥711 (E£ 116) | E£ 50 | + 131% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ¥484 (E£ 79) | E£ 47 | + 67% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ¥145 (E£ 24) | E£ 26 | - 7% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ¥213 (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | + 64% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ¥2,946 (E£ 482) | E£ 72 | + 571% | |

Entertainment | + 109% | |||

Entertainment in Japan is 109% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ¥4,119 (E£ 673) | E£ 317 | + 112% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ¥3,373 (E£ 551) | E£ 131 | + 320% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ¥12,005 (E£ 1,962) | E£ 797 | + 146% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ¥8,157 (E£ 1,334) | E£ 525 | + 154% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ¥903 (E£ 148) | E£ 95 | + 56% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ¥498 (E£ 81) | E£ 40 | + 105% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ¥551 (E£ 90) | E£ 40 | + 128% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ¥49,094 (E£ 8,026) | E£ 10,146 | - 21% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ¥58 (E£ 9) | E£ 3.42 | + 175% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ¥10,056 (E£ 1,644) | E£ 727 | + 126% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ¥474 (E£ 78) | E£ 37 | + 109% | |

TOTAL | + 145% |

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.16347
EGP
/
JPY

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#
Cost of living in
**Japan**
is
**145% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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