Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,113
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥654
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥555
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥215
12 eggs, large ¥345
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥878
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥865
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥785
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 ¥199
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥210
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥270,086
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥194,607
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥21,297
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥205,152
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥116,218
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥13,655
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥4,381
40” flat screen TV ¥64,753
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 ¥2,104
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) ¥3,511
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥9,523
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥14,079
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,903,630
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥132
Monthly ticket public transport ¥8,811
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,586
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, ...) ¥827
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥587
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥512
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥126
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 ¥5,488
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,393
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥15,599
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥10,252
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,125
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥464
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥507
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ¥54,188
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥35
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥12,496
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥459
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,100 prices entered by 260 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2018.

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