Buenos Aires vs Tokyo - Cost of Living Comparison

Buenos Aires Tokyo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$792
$1698
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2011
$4410
🏠 One person rent
$344
$803
🏘️ Family rent
$645
$1693
🍽️ Food expenses
$269
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$80.2
$322
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$403
$2899
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
79
100
😀 Quality of life
73
100
🏙️ Population
3.06M
14M

The cost of living in Buenos Aires is 53% less expensive than in Tokyo. Cities ranked 6097th and 2208th ($792 vs $1698) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Argentina and Japan, respectively. Check Argentina vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Buenos Aires compared to 1.7 months in Tokyo. Buenos Aires ranked 1st best city to live in Argentina vs Tokyo ranked 1st in Japan, while ranked 1283rd and 1st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Buenos Aires vs Tokyo

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Buenos Aires Tokyo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.39
$6.57
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.7
$35.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.01
$5.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$4.45
 Cappuccino
$2.78
$3.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$1.19
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$384
$1016
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$563
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$747
$2264
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$537
$1286
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.3
$116
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.8
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.3
$34.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
43.84%
1.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2597
$9602
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2138
$6179
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
$1.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.1
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.41
$29.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.06
$1.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.97
$15.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$8.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.86
$23.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$7.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$3.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$6.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$5.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
$4.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$3.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$9.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.48
$2.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.31
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.43
$9.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.26
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.1
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$68.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.23
$13.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.9
$37.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
$25
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.5
$48.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$139
$59.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$237
$560
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5040
$16030

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Villa Dominico
$520
11 km or 7 mi Lanus
$506
13 km or 7.9 mi Wilde
$520
13 km or 8.1 mi Remedios de Escalada
$522
14 km or 8.7 mi Caseros
$522
14 km or 8.8 mi Florida Este
$519
14 km or 8.9 mi Ciudad Madero
$522
14 km or 8.9 mi Bernal
$521
15 km or 9.4 mi Monte Chingolo
$520
15 km or 9.6 mi Lomas del Mirador
$520
17 km or 10 mi La Tablada
$521
17 km or 10 mi Quilmes
$488
18 km or 11 mi Ramos Mejia
$519
18 km or 11 mi San Justo
$522
19 km or 12 mi El Palomar
$522
19 km or 12 mi Temperley
$522
19 km or 12 mi Lomas de Zamora
$541
19 km or 12 mi San Isidro
$640
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Evita
$522
19 km or 12 mi San Francisco Solano
$522
20 km or 12 mi Villa Luzuriaga
$521
20 km or 13 mi Rafael Calzada
$520
22 km or 13 mi Isidro Casanova
$528
22 km or 13 mi Ezpeleta
$521
22 km or 14 mi Moron
$531
24 km or 15 mi San Fernando de la Buena Vista
$487
24 km or 15 mi Florencio Varela
$524
24 km or 15 mi Burzaco
$523
24 km or 15 mi Berazategui
$519
25 km or 15 mi Gregorio de Laferrere
$531
25 km or 16 mi Rafael Castillo
$523
25 km or 16 mi Monte Grande
$520
29 km or 18 mi Ezeiza
$525
29 km or 18 mi Longchamps
$520
29 km or 18 mi Libertad
$522
31 km or 19 mi Gonzalez Catan
$532
32 km or 20 mi Glew
$522
32 km or 20 mi Merlo
$532
36 km or 23 mi Jose C. Paz
$531
37 km or 23 mi Virrey del Pino
$524

Cities near Tokyo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Musashino
$1031
12 km or 7.4 mi Komae
$1026
12 km or 7.5 mi Mitaka
$1047
13 km or 8 mi Wako
$1023
13 km or 8.4 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
14 km or 8.5 mi Hirai
$1019
14 km or 8.9 mi Toda
$1029
14 km or 8.9 mi Chofu
$1055
14 km or 9 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
15 km or 9.3 mi Asaka
$1032
15 km or 9.4 mi Warabi
$1022
16 km or 10 mi Niiza
$1037
17 km or 10 mi Higashikurume
$1023
17 km or 11 mi Koganei
$1026
18 km or 11 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
18 km or 11 mi Inagi
$1021
18 km or 11 mi Soka
$1061
18 km or 11 mi Kiyose
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Shiki
$1022
19 km or 12 mi Kawasaki
$1133
19 km or 12 mi Urayasu
$1036
20 km or 12 mi Fuchu
$1064
20 km or 12 mi Saitama
$1179
20 km or 12 mi Kodaira
$1048
20 km or 12 mi Yashio
$1025
21 km or 13 mi Kokubunji
$1026
21 km or 13 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Miyoshi
$1019
22 km or 14 mi Ichikawa
$1069
22 km or 14 mi Matsudo
$1170
23 km or 14 mi Misato
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Fujimi
$1027
23 km or 14 mi Kunitachi
$1023
23 km or 14 mi Tama
$1029
24 km or 15 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
24 km or 15 mi Koshigaya
$1031
25 km or 15 mi Tachikawa
$1043
25 km or 15 mi Higashiyamato
$1026
26 km or 16 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Fujimino
$1025