Brazil vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Brazil Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$661
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1645
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$285
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$473
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$217
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$79.3
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$396
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$6797
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
7.22
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
76.1
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
73
🌐 English speaking %
5.1%
15%
🎓 Higher education
93
99
😀 Quality of life
45
79
🏙️ Population
213M
126M

The average cost of living in Brazil ($661) is 44% less expensive than in Japan ($1171). Brazil ranked 128th 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 0.6 months in Brazil compared to 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 113th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brazil vs Japan

We calculate prices for Brazil and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 385 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.

Brazil Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.82
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$1.75
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$345
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.3
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.53%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1462
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1009
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.9
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$40.2
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.14
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.04
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.69
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.55
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.09
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.2
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.6
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.56
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.5
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.8
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.8
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.8
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$271
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6225
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Brazil vs Japan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brazil

City Cost of living Population
Sao Paulo
$948
12.3M
Rio de Janeiro
$903
6.75M
Brasilia
$878
3.02M
Manaus
$828
2.22M
Curitiba
$698
1.88M
Belo Horizonte
$722
2.51M
Belem
$689
1.5M
Recife
$653
1.65M
Campinas
$753
1.16M
Salvador
$694
2.89M
Porto Alegre
$727
1.48M
Fortaleza
$565
2.45M
Santo Andre
$702
710K
Natal
$586
878K
Goiania
$683
1.39M
Guarulhos
$548
1.32M
Maceio
$564
1.03M
Nova Iguacu
$586
823K
Joao Pessoa
$632
818K
Ribeirao Preto
$682
666K
Niteroi
$733
497K
Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
689K
Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
844K
Caxias do Sul
$492
517K
Jaboatao dos Guararapes
$594
707K
Vitoria
$650
356K
Jundiai
$776
402K
Osasco
$646
695K
Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
511K
Sorocaba
$672
645K

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