Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,022
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥684
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥438
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥209
12 eggs, large ¥351
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥791
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,361
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥793
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥438
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥266
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,526
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥204
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥237
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥285,651
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥183,228
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥19,733
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥235,986
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥122,818
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥11,525
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥3,864
40” flat screen TV ¥79,149
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥24,283
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥870
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥3,664
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥7,662
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥3,650
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥8,881
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥12,700
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,646,380
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥125
Monthly ticket public transport ¥10,589
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,665
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,213
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,526
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥3,332
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥881
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥612
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥572
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥134
Tube of toothpaste ¥219
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥4,461
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥5,215
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,390
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 ¥11,792
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,053
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥576
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥579
iPad Air 2, 64GB ¥60,538
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥38
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥13,658
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥451
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,221 prices entered by 240 different people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2017.

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