Cost of living in Osaka, Japan

Summary of cost of living in Osaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ¥449,959
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ¥217,744
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List of prices in Osaka, Japan. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥956
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ¥700
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥384
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥204
12 eggs, large ¥308
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥735
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,069
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥704
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥431
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥230
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥983
2 liters of coca-cola ¥186
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥179
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ¥174,773
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ¥109,212
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥19,379
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ¥95,586
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ¥62,746
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ¥9,033
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ¥3,559
40” flat screen tv ¥79,958
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥11,484
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥1,328
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥1,493
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ¥8,558
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ¥3,595
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥8,713
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥11,288
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,388,290
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥149
Monthly ticket public transport ¥10,148
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥2,406
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,222
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,700
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ¥3,387
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ¥517
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥714
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥580
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥137
Tube of toothpaste ¥245
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥2,771
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥3,532
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,622
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥7,741
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥7,464
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥735
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥546
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥526
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ¥59,941
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥52
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥9,311
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ¥428
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 49 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

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