Afghanistan vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$164
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
73
🌐 English speaking %
6%
15%
🎓 Higher education
25
99
😀 Quality of life
17
79
🏙️ Population
37.5M
126M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 66% less expensive than in Japan ($1171). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 43rd 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 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 188th and 18th 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
$2.16
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Japan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K