Cameroon vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Cameroon Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$560
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1455
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$225
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$462
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$227
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$247
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$1537
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
5.63
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
59.6
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
27
73
🌐 English speaking %
38%
15%
🎓 Higher education
43
99
😀 Quality of life
27
79
🏙️ Population
24.1M
126M

The average cost of living in Cameroon ($560) is 52% less expensive than in Japan ($1171). Cameroon ranked 154th 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 Cameroon compared to 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 167th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cameroon vs Japan

We calculate prices for Cameroon and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 10 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.

Cameroon Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.54
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.6
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.29
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.14
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$1.47
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.81
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$113
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$522
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$297
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$74.9
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45.1
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.73%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1039
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$293
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.6
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.49
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.99
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.88
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.57
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.73
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.36
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.79
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.08
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.14
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.81
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.67
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.4
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.98
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.88
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$34.1
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$52.1
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$191
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1615
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Cameroon vs Japan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Cameroon

City Cost of living Population
Yaounde
$723
2.44M
Douala
$549
2.45M
Garoua
$459
1.75M
Bafoussam
$488
600K
Bamenda
$387
270K
Maroua
$453
201K
Ngaoundere
$426
190K
Kumba
$451
144K
Buea
$346
131K
Limbe
$370
84.2K

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