Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥940
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥698
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥423
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥200
12 eggs, large ¥272
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥740
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,060
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥750
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥370
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥270
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,605
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥251
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥207
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥375,175
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥214,776
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥20,954
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥162,342
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥94,643
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥11,172
Internet 8MB (1 month) ¥4,029
40” flat screen TV ¥71,547
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥24,733
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥1,088
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥3,675
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥8,262
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥4,617
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥9,320
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥12,689
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,588,360
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥130
Monthly ticket public transport ¥10,733
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,683
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,824
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,712
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥6,340
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥962
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥756
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥512
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥159
Tube of toothpaste ¥269
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,664
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥7,316
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,511
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥24,655
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥7,436
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥958
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥448
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥462
iPod nano 16GB ¥19,047
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥39
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥10,230
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥448
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 793 prices entered by 121 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2016.

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