Cost of living in Osaka, Japan

Summary of cost of living in Osaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ¥485,459
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ¥240,488
  • Osaka is the 3rd most expensive city in Asia (3 out of 26)
  • Cost of living in Osaka is more expensive than in 64% of cities in the World (96 out of 266)
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List of prices in Osaka
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,014
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ¥709
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥424
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥189
12 eggs, large ¥308
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥652
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,271
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥594
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥461
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥243
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,702
2 liters of coca-cola ¥204
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥183
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ¥191,386
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ¥128,833
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥14,974
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ¥98,492
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ¥57,616
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ¥8,443
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ¥3,824
40” flat screen tv ¥68,766
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥11,880
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥984
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥1,908
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ¥8,052
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ¥4,128
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥10,207
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥15,221
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,543,340
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥149
Monthly ticket public transport ¥11,310
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,237
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,502
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,908
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ¥4,261
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ¥608
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥638
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥624
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥272
Tube of toothpaste ¥219
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,781
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥4,064
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,584
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥9,581
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥9,049
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥828
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥534
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥504
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ¥61,038
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥57
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥8,646
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ¥466
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 163 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

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Osaka position in our World Ranking

the world
96th
out of 266
asia
3rd
out of 26

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