Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,087
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥700
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥390
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥201
12 eggs, large ¥353
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥757
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥989
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥796
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥407
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥268
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,678
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥209
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥215
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥301,608
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥157,612
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥15,354
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥186,398
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥95,961
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥9,411
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥4,351
40” flat screen TV ¥83,035
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥25,775
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥962
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥3,421
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥9,402
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥4,060
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥8,771
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥13,041
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,608,590
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥124
Monthly ticket public transport ¥12,309
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,220
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,356
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,674
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥3,551
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥880
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥654
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥603
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥134
Tube of toothpaste ¥233
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥4,172
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥7,601
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,465
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥19,194
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥12,358
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,156
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥591
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥545
iPod nano 16GB ¥19,033
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥49
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥13,970
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥446
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 906 prices entered by 197 different people.
Latest price update: April 27, 2017.

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