Afghanistan vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Afghanistan Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$511
$1105
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1060
$2833
🏠 One person rent
$256
$499
🏘️ Family rent
$351
$974
🍽️ Food expenses
$154
$380
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.9
$131
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$175
$2244
💸 GDP per capita
$356
$33824
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.4
❤️ Life expectancy
62
84.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
73
🌐 English speaking %
6%
15%
🎓 Higher education
24
98
😀 Quality of life
9
91
🏙️ Population
37.5M
125M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($511) is 54% less expensive than in Japan ($1105). Afghanistan ranked 174th vs 67th for Japan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Afghanistan compared to 2 months in Japan. Ranked 193rd and 13th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Japan

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 907 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.29
$6.52
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.5
$37.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$4.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.64
$2.97
 Cappuccino
$1.4
$3.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.4
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
$487
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$85.9
$338
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$1111
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$142
$709
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.9
$99.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.5
$153
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$103
$32.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.72%
1.72%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$415
$4388
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$235
$2796
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.33
$1.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.2
$59.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.79
$25.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
$1.42
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$3.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
$2.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.82
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.39
$6.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.73
$16.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$4.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$4.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
$4.04
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$2.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.3
$2.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.92
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.21
$8.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$1.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.07
$3.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.2
$10.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.57
$3.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
$1.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.1
$52.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.39
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.2
$31.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.9
$16.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.6
$40.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$38.9
$55.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$24.9
$342
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1273
$11102

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$554
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$438
469K
Kandahar
$501
614K
Herat
$500
556K
Kunduz
$435
357K
Jalalabad
$337
263K
Sheberghan
$433
176K
Lashkargah
$471
202K
Khost
$412
160K
Ghazni
$445
143K
Puli Khumri
$427
114K
Gardez
$440
70K

In Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1535
14M
Yokohama
$1349
3.76M
Osaka
$1112
2.75M
Nagoya
$1208
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1059
1.54M
Kobe
$1096
1.52M
Sapporo
$1182
1.96M
Sendai
$1042
1.06M
Kyoto
$1045
1.46M
Fukuoka
$1153
1.6M
Hiroshima
$1027
1.2M
Saitama
$1087
1.33M
Sakai
$1098
824K
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Chiba
$1173
975K
Sagamihara
$1033
726K
Kitakyushu
$992
935K
Hachioji
$1118
576K
Kagoshima
$1015
594K
Kumamoto
$902
738K
Kawaguchi
$1054
593K
Okayama
$969
720K
Amagasaki
$1069
459K
Utsunomiya
$992
518K
Funabashi
$1233
641K
Niigata
$1044
791K
Kashiwa
$1142
428K
Shizuoka
$982
686K
Hamamatsu
$1040
788K
Himeji
$1171
528K