Cost of living in Kofu, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥2,800
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥800
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥350
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥170
12 eggs, large ¥240
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥425
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥400
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥150
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,200
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥180
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥120
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥105,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥70,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥13,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥70,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,500,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥128
Monthly ticket public transport ¥13,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,800
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥450
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥92
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,400
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥4,800
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ¥120,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥8,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 31 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 20, 2017.

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