Cost of living in Tokyo, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,056
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥682
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥463
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥206
12 eggs, large ¥350
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥834
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,345
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥893
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥437
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥268
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,784
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥198
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥231
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥288,117
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥183,557
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥19,531
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥219,038
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 ¥11,825
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥3,961
40” flat screen TV ¥75,530
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥22,215
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥819
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥3,942
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥7,570
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥3,820
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥9,391
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥12,668
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,737,310
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥127
Monthly ticket public transport ¥10,523
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,605
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) ¥3,237
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥837
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥587
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥559
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥131
Tube of toothpaste ¥235
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,896
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥5,436
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,378
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥14,767
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥12,465
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥1,089
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥514
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥579
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ¥54,188
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥37
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥13,773
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥451
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,344 prices entered by 252 different people.
Latest price update: November 18, 2017.

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