Australia vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaJapan
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$1370
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$3428
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$619
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$1149
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$455
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$2728
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$40113
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.49
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
84.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
74
🏙️ Population
24.5M
126M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 42% more expensive than in Japan ($1370). Australia ranked 11th 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 1.9 months in Australia compared to 2 months in Japan. Ranked 9th and 3rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Japan

AustraliaJapan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$7.53
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$38.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$6.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$3.96
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$3.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$1.31
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$638
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$427
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$1370
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$833
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$109
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$168
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$40.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
1.61%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$5222
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$3435
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$2.12
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$82.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$31.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$1.96
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$3.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$15.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$7.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$5.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$2.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$4.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$4.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$3.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$2.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$10.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$2.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$4.52
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$12.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$4.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$2.2
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$67.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$15.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$39.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$20.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$59.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$73.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$405
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$12585

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Japan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sydney
$2352
4.84M
Melbourne
$1953
4.53M
Brisbane
$1968
2.36M
Perth
$1789
2.04M
Adelaide
$1624
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1848
638K
Canberra
$1929
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1743
297K
Wollongong
$1626
262K
Hobart
$1786
222K
Newcastle
$1701
153K
Geelong
$1679
191K
Darwin
$1735
137K
Rockhampton
$1261
78.6K
Townsville
$1281
179K
Toowoomba
$1312
136K
Cairns
$1570
147K
Ipswich
$1818
163K
Ballarat
$1704
98.5K
Launceston
$1358
106K
Bendigo
$1479
95.6K
Wagga Wagga
$1551
67.4K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1390
71.1K
Hervey Bay
$1702
54.7K
Kellyville
$2044
28K
Berwick
$1634
47.7K
South Yarra
$2332
25.1K
Kalgoorlie
$1606
30.8K
Pakenham
$1628
46.4K

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