Cost of living in Fukuoka, Japan

Summary of cost of living in Fukuoka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ¥407,362
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ¥185,189
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Fukuoka, Japan. Current as of Jun 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥884
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ¥626
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥345
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥193
12 eggs, large ¥264
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥408
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥823
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥583
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥344
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥258
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,181
2 liters of coca-cola ¥178
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥161
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ¥129,492
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ¥94,192
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥14,071
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ¥80,954
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ¥65,528
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ¥8,933
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ¥2,355
40” flat screen tv ¥52,333
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥12,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥857
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,362
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ¥7,938
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ¥7,087
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥8,064
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥11,786
Transportation [Edit]
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 ¥11,186
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,966
Personal Care [Edit]
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) ¥7,546
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ¥800
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥815
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥518
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥204
Tube of toothpaste ¥158
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥2,520
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥3,776
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,355
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 ¥7,349
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥804
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥438
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥561
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ¥49,449
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥7,933
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ¥438
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 89 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: June 01, 2020

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