Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,054
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥691
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥364
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥201
12 eggs, large ¥319
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥825
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,089
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥779
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥402
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥262
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,706
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥223
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥192
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥326,115
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥176,117
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥16,779
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥181,512
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥91,187
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥9,734
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥4,122
40” flat screen TV ¥73,889
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥22,255
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥959
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥3,936
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥8,934
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥4,207
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥8,794
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥12,683
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,598,340
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥126
Monthly ticket public transport ¥12,357
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,457
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,347
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,700
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥3,428
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥872
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥653
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥603
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥134
Tube of toothpaste ¥232
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,911
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥6,736
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,486
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥18,893
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥9,568
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,154
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥508
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥480
iPod nano 16GB ¥19,982
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥36
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥12,114
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥452
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 863 prices entered by 179 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2017.

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