Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,050
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥683
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥409
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥205
12 eggs, large ¥357
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥773
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,338
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥852
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥454
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥275
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,780
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥203
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥213
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥270,846
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥168,202
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥18,354
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥231,671
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥125,112
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥11,905
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥3,890
40” flat screen TV ¥76,261
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥27,788
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥966
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥3,715
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥7,784
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥4,471
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥9,658
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥12,154
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,565,660
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥123
Monthly ticket public transport ¥12,230
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,716
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,305
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,663
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥3,408
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥881
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥650
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥579
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥155
Tube of toothpaste ¥224
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥4,433
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥5,719
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,377
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥13,265
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥13,019
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,167
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥573
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥630
iPod nano 16GB ¥19,001
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥38
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥13,958
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥451
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,054 prices entered by 215 different people.
Latest price update: August 19, 2017.

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