Cost of living in Yokohama, Japan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥890
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ¥669
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥532
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥202
12 eggs, large ¥268
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥733
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥780
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥640
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥273
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥244
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,167
2 liters of Coca-Cola ¥264
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥217
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ¥192,388
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ¥142,437
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥24,825
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ¥113,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ¥79,844
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ¥13,556
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ¥4,322
40” flat screen TV ¥102,696
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥20,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥900
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,313
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ¥7,200
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ¥4,450
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥8,810
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥10,267
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,746,560
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥136
Monthly ticket public transport ¥11,480
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,353
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,700
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ¥6,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ¥600
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥625
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥545
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥195
Tube of toothpaste ¥206
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥4,404
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥4,016
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,600
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥8,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥3,741
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥633
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥363
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥432
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥46
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥8,300
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ¥453
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 134 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: November 24, 2017.

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