Cost of living in Osaka, Japan

Summary of cost of living in Osaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Php197,344 (¥485,760)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Php97,781 (¥240,687)
  • Cost of living in Osaka is more expensive than in 79% of cities in Asia (6 out of 24)
  • Cost of living in Osaka is more expensive than in 55% of cities in the World (104 out of 230)
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List of prices in Osaka
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
JPY PHP
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,014 (Php412)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ¥709 (Php288)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥424 (Php172)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥189 (Php77)
12 eggs, large ¥300 (Php122)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥652 (Php265)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,271 (Php516)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥594 (Php241)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥461 (Php187)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥243 (Php99)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,910 (Php776)
2 liters of coca-cola ¥204 (Php83)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥190 (Php77)
Housing Update prices
JPY PHP
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ¥191,386 (Php77,752)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ¥129,328 (Php52,541)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥14,974 (Php6,083)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ¥98,492 (Php40,013)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ¥55,579 (Php22,580)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ¥8,443 (Php3,430)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ¥3,824 (Php1,553)
40” flat screen tv ¥62,051 (Php25,209)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥12,089 (Php4,911)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥984 (Php400)
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥1,908 (Php775)
Clothes Update prices
JPY PHP
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ¥8,052 (Php3,271)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ¥4,128 (Php1,677)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥10,207 (Php4,147)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥15,221 (Php6,184)
Transportation Update prices
JPY PHP
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,543,340 (Php1,033,254)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥147 (Php60)
Monthly ticket public transport ¥11,310 (Php4,595)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,231 (Php1,313)
Personal Care Update prices
JPY PHP
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,502 (Php610)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,908 (Php775)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ¥4,261 (Php1,731)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ¥608 (Php247)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥638 (Php259)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥624 (Php253)
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥272 (Php111)
Tube of toothpaste ¥219 (Php89)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,781 (Php1,536)
Entertainment Update prices
JPY PHP
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥4,064 (Php1,651)
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,584 (Php1,456)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥9,581 (Php3,892)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥9,049 (Php3,676)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥828 (Php336)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥534 (Php217)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥504 (Php205)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ¥61,038 (Php24,797)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥57 (Php23)
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥8,646 (Php3,513)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ¥466 (Php189)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 140 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2022

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Osaka position in our World Ranking

the world
104th
out of 230
asia
6th
out of 24

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