Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,013
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥667
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥409
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥202
12 eggs, large ¥304
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥775
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,086
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥775
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥387
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥270
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,723
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥224
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥203
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥357,745
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥211,026
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥18,184
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥182,965
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥91,473
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥10,395
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥4,195
40” flat screen TV ¥72,522
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥21,693
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥1,075
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥3,557
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥8,827
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥4,450
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥8,847
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥12,738
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,625,730
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥125
Monthly ticket public transport ¥12,559
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,562
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,401
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,700
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥6,037
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥918
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥673
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥709
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥136
Tube of toothpaste ¥275
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥4,146
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥6,508
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,476
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥19,552
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥8,859
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,104
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥470
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥452
iPod nano 16GB ¥18,879
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥38
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥10,542
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥449
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 986 prices entered by 165 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2016.

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