Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,016
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥681
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥398
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥203
12 eggs, large ¥373
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥783
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,365
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥865
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥450
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥273
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,660
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥201
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥211
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥260,025
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥172,219
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥19,090
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥230,018
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥116,410
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥11,007
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥4,214
40” flat screen TV ¥75,857
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥26,901
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥906
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥3,362
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥7,764
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥4,419
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥9,074
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥12,414
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,555,670
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥122
Monthly ticket public transport ¥13,358
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,581
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) ¥3,655
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 ¥153
Tube of toothpaste ¥224
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,929
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥5,000
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,389
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥19,350
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥12,283
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,072
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥559
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥745
iPod nano 16GB ¥19,287
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥38
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥13,820
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥449
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 977 prices entered by 207 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2017.

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