Cost of living in Fukuoka, Japan

Summary of cost of living in Fukuoka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ¥421,733
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ¥188,535
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Fukuoka
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥906
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ¥639
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥416
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥198
12 eggs, large ¥303
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥408
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥845
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥572
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥338
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥270
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,345
2 liters of coca-cola ¥195
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥182
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ¥126,027
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ¥97,042
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥15,155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ¥81,267
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ¥61,240
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ¥10,942
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ¥2,826
40” flat screen tv ¥62,186
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥14,462
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥804
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,362
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ¥7,751
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ¥6,580
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥7,775
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥12,952
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,466,670
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥144
Monthly ticket public transport ¥11,571
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,976
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,117
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,200
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ¥6,841
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ¥800
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥777
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥488
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥131
Tube of toothpaste ¥158
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥2,520
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥3,776
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,433
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥11,876
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥6,918
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥845
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥488
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥552
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ¥63,729
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥40
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥8,189
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ¥438
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2024

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