Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

List of prices in Tokyo, Japan. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,156
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥693
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥476
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥216
12 eggs, large ¥336
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥893
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥993
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥680
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥466
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥273
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,576
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥230
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥203
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥303,819
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥202,530
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥22,191
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥219,882
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥106,481
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥11,835
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥4,244
40” flat screen TV ¥62,121
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥16,761
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥681
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,130
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥6,424
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥3,026
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥7,590
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 ¥3,188,450
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥146
Monthly ticket public transport ¥11,978
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,083
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,210
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,478
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 ¥141
Tube of toothpaste ¥233
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,468
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥5,359
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,412
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥18,417
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥11,231
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,184
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥476
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥494
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 ¥13,258
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥461
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 752 prices entered by 220 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2018.

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