Cost of living in Nagoya, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,048
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥656
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥488
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥210
12 eggs, large ¥279
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥667
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥572
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥300
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥281
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,696
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥246
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥263
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥137,857
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥108,519
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥13,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥109,638
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥67,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥8,333
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥5,200
40” flat screen TV ¥93,250
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥15,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥500
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥1,945
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥8,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥3,486
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥7,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥8,250
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,315,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥150
Monthly ticket public transport ¥10,229
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,135
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥500
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥4,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥610
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥975
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥477
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥143
Tube of toothpaste ¥265
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥2,833
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥3,029
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,225
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥17,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥9,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥713
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥470
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥492
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ¥120,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥102
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥7,750
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥458
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 111 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2017.

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