Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,150
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥651
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥555
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥207
12 eggs, large ¥304
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥855
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥865
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥793
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥433
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥280
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,762
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥222
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥197
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥271,120
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥214,771
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥23,718
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥199,892
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥89,115
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥13,490
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥4,529
40” flat screen TV ¥62,121
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥17,667
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥782
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,397
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥6,503
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥3,959
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥9,985
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥14,475
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥3,244,440
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥143
Monthly ticket public transport ¥11,978
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,555
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,210
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,491
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥3,672
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 ¥144
Tube of toothpaste ¥239
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,342
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥5,438
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,443
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥18,702
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥10,232
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,150
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥465
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥515
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 ¥12,597
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥461
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 772 prices entered by 219 different people.
Latest price update: October 22, 2018.

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