Afghanistan vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanJapan
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$1370
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$3428
🏠 One person rent
$152
$619
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$1149
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$455
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$2728
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$40113
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.49
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
84.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
74
🏙️ Population
37.5M
126M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 74% less expensive than in Japan ($1370). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 34th 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 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 2 months in Japan. Ranked 191st and 3rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Japan

AfghanistanJapan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$7.53
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$38.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$6.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$3.96
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$3.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$1.31
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$638
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$427
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1370
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$833
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$109
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$168
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$40.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
1.61%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$5222
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$3435
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$2.12
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$82.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$31.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$1.96
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$3.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$15.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$7.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$5.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$4.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$4.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$3.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$2.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$10.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$2.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$4.52
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$12.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$4.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$2.2
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$67.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$15.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$39.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$20.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$59.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$73.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$405
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$12585

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Japan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In Japan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Tokyo
$1938
14M
Yokohama
$1826
3.76M
Osaka
$1573
2.75M
Nagoya
$1638
2.33M
Sapporo
$1330
1.96M
Kawasaki
$1493
1.54M
Kobe
$1562
1.51M
Fukuoka
$1447
1.6M
Kyoto
$1530
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1547
1.2M
Saitama
$1456
1.32M
Sakai
$1442
824K
Kitakyushu
$1287
935K
Chiba
$1625
982K
Sendai
$1271
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1325
390K
Shizuoka
$1219
686K
Sagamihara
$1322
726K
Kashiwa
$1258
434K
Funabashi
$1299
641K
Kawaguchi
$1252
593K
Kagoshima
$1308
594K
Nagasaki
$1200
405K
Kurashiki
$1340
475K
Himeji
$1333
528K
Amagasaki
$1447
451K
Hamamatsu
$1452
788K
Otsu
$1569
343K
Machida
$1366
434K
Okayama
$1243
720K