Cost of living in Osaka, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥975
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥674
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥447
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥212
12 eggs, large ¥334
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥715
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥996
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥641
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥499
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥205
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,026
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥198
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥177
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥164,211
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥116,304
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥20,869
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥99,253
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥62,508
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥10,146
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥3,316
40” flat screen TV ¥79,958
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥11,931
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥1,353
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥1,330
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥8,375
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥3,344
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥6,927
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥7,101
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,343,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥146
Monthly ticket public transport ¥9,982
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥2,395
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,145
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,696
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥3,150
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥550
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥705
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥572
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥116
Tube of toothpaste ¥252
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥2,940
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥4,061
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,654
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥8,163
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥7,320
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥679
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥513
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥504
iPad Air 2, 64GB ¥65,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥39
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥9,767
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥415
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 182 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2017.

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