Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

List of prices in Tokyo, Japan. Current as of Apr 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,156
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥776
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥540
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥200
12 eggs, large ¥291
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥738
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥901
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥629
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥507
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥275
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥2,133
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥237
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥193
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥350,624
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥212,332
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥25,950
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥244,275
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥130,535
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥12,064
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥3,993
40” flat screen TV ¥64,376
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥16,761
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥681
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,058
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥6,680
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥2,651
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥8,894
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥17,044
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥3,423,450
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥147
Monthly ticket public transport ¥13,733
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,101
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,171
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,478
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥5,211
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥877
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥587
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥502
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥145
Tube of toothpaste ¥203
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,702
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥5,654
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,416
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥8,152
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥11,129
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,252
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥471
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥558
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ¥53,190
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥38
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥9,445
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥465
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 737 prices entered by 198 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2019

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