Cheongju vs Tokyo - Cost of Living Comparison

Cheongju Tokyo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$880
$1698
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2334
$4410
🏠 One person rent
$293
$803
🏘️ Family rent
$516
$1693
🍽️ Food expenses
$388
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$322
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1689
$2899
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
71
100
😀 Quality of life
68
100
🏙️ Population
833K
14M

The cost of living in Cheongju is 48% less expensive than in Tokyo. Cities ranked 5804th and 2208th ($880 vs $1698) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 75th and 1st in South Korea and Japan, respectively. Check South Korea vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Cheongju compared to 1.7 months in Tokyo. Cheongju ranked 37th best city to live in South Korea vs Tokyo ranked 1st in Japan, while ranked 2903rd and 1st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cheongju vs Tokyo

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Cheongju Tokyo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.74
$6.57
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
$35.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.36
$5.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.06
$4.45
 Cappuccino
$3.52
$3.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.27
$1.19
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$207
$1016
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$171
$563
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$470
$2264
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$320
$1286
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$95.9
$116
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$147
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.2
$34.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.51%
1.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6961
$9602
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4066
$6179
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.31
$1.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$76.7
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.47
$29.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.41
$1.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$2.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.58
$1.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.1
$15.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$8.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30.6
$23.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.92
$7.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$3.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.84
$6.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.45
$5.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.99
$4.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$3.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.2
$9.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.87
$2.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.89
$9.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.39
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.8
$68.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.43
$13.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.3
$37.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.56
$25
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.1
$48.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.3
$59.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$320
$560
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18587
$16030

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Distance City Cost of living
25 km or 16 mi Sejong
$928
33 km or 21 mi Daejeon
$944
35 km or 22 mi Cheonan
$930
38 km or 24 mi Gongju
$939
45 km or 28 mi Anseong
$912
46 km or 28 mi Gyeryong
$896
53 km or 33 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
54 km or 34 mi Chungju
$1004
60 km or 37 mi Nonsan
$928
60 km or 38 mi Asan
$927
64 km or 40 mi Mungyeong
$897
65 km or 40 mi Sangju
$981
68 km or 42 mi Osan
$912
71 km or 44 mi Yongin
$1049
72 km or 44 mi Icheon
$979
74 km or 46 mi Yeoju
$902
80 km or 50 mi Gimcheon
$925
82 km or 51 mi Dangjin
$904
84 km or 52 mi Suwon
$977
85 km or 53 mi Jecheon
$932
85 km or 53 mi Boryeong
$946
87 km or 54 mi Wonju
$857
88 km or 55 mi Gwangju
$927
90 km or 56 mi Hwaseong
$965
91 km or 56 mi Gumi
$951
91 km or 56 mi Iksan
$925
91 km or 57 mi Uiwang
$901
93 km or 58 mi Siheung
$945
94 km or 58 mi Seosan
$872
94 km or 59 mi Seongnam
$1022
94 km or 59 mi Gunpo
$975
96 km or 59 mi Jeonju
$791
97 km or 60 mi Ansan
$921
98 km or 61 mi Anyang
$1102
99 km or 61 mi Gwacheon
$897
101 km or 63 mi Gunsan
$941
103 km or 64 mi Hanam
$906
104 km or 64 mi Yeongju
$963
107 km or 67 mi Gimje
$944
109 km or 67 mi Gwangmyeong
$928

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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