Chiba vs Sendai - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiba Sendai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1395
$1128
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3427
$2850
🏠 One person rent
$641
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$1186
$810
🍽️ Food expenses
$419
$407
🚐 Transport expenses
$197
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2076
$2611
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
24 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
91
74
😀 Quality of life
79
79
🏙️ Population
982K
1.06M

The cost of living in Chiba is 24% more expensive than in Sendai. Cities ranked 2956th and 4228th ($1395 vs $1128) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 40th in Japan.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Chiba compared to 2.3 months in Sendai. Ranked 54th vs 62nd best cities to live in Japan, and 387th vs 408th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiba vs Sendai

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Chiba Sendai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.33
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.4
$31.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.73
$4.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.48
$3.71
 Cappuccino
$2.92
$3.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.84
$0.93
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$564
$473
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$409
$291
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$982
$875
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$870
$613
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$173
$73.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$265
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.8
$33
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.59%
1.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4249
$1207
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2584
$978
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.43
$2.08
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$94.5
$97.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26
$15.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.47
$1.5
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.33
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
$1.9
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.99
$1.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16
$18.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$8.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$23.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.22
$3.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$2.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$5.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$4.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.73
$3.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.63
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.2
$9.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.19
$2.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.41
$4.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.6
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.49
$5.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.24
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.73
$1.5
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$64.1
$59.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.7
$13.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$75.4
$75.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$56
$29.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71.5
$58.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$301
$207
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9091
$9064

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Distance City Cost of living
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Yotsukaido
$1023
11 km or 6.9 mi Narashino
$1038
11 km or 7.1 mi Ichihara
$1072
14 km or 8.5 mi Yachiyo
$1045
15 km or 9.3 mi Funabashi
$1170
18 km or 11 mi Sakura
$1041
19 km or 12 mi Urayasu
$1036
20 km or 13 mi Ichikawa
$1069
21 km or 13 mi Shisui
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Yachimata
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Kamagaya
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Shiroi
$1019
22 km or 14 mi Oamishirasato
$1020
23 km or 14 mi Sodegaura
$1024
24 km or 15 mi Togane
$1022
26 km or 16 mi Mobara
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Tomisato
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Inzai
$1025
26 km or 16 mi Hirai
$1019
27 km or 17 mi Matsudo
$1170
28 km or 18 mi Narita
$1073
28 km or 18 mi Sanmu
$1019
30 km or 18 mi Sakae
$1025
30 km or 19 mi Kisarazu
$1024
30 km or 19 mi Abiko
$1024
31 km or 19 mi Kashiwa
$999
33 km or 20 mi Misato
$1031
34 km or 21 mi Nagareyama
$1046
34 km or 21 mi Yashio
$1025
35 km or 22 mi Kimitsu
$1024
35 km or 22 mi Toride
$1027
36 km or 22 mi Ryugasaki
$1020
37 km or 23 mi Soka
$1061
37 km or 23 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
37 km or 23 mi Yokoshibahikari
$1021
37 km or 23 mi Kawasaki
$1133
38 km or 24 mi Tokyo
$1698
40 km or 25 mi Futtsu
$1020
40 km or 25 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
41 km or 25 mi Moriya
$1025

Cities near Sendai

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Natori
$1020
12 km or 7.2 mi Rifu
$1021
12 km or 7.5 mi Tagajo
$1023
14 km or 8.7 mi Tomiya
$1022
14 km or 8.9 mi Shiogama
$1021
18 km or 11 mi Iwanuma
$1023
20 km or 12 mi Taiwa
$1021
25 km or 16 mi Shibata
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Watari
$1022
27 km or 17 mi Ogawara
$1020
33 km or 21 mi Kakuda
$1022
34 km or 21 mi Kami
$1023
35 km or 21 mi Higashimatsushima
$1020
35 km or 22 mi Misato
$1017
35 km or 22 mi Osaki
$1026
37 km or 23 mi Shiroishi
$1022
42 km or 26 mi Ishinomaki
$1026
44 km or 27 mi Tendo
$1022
45 km or 28 mi Higashine
$1022
47 km or 29 mi Yamagata
$1056
49 km or 30 mi Murayama
$1021
53 km or 33 mi Soma
$1023
53 km or 33 mi Kurihara
$1024
53 km or 33 mi Sagae
$1023
54 km or 34 mi Kaminoyama
$1020
55 km or 34 mi Tome
$1024
57 km or 35 mi Date
$1024
66 km or 41 mi Fukushima
$1156
66 km or 41 mi Takahata
$1019
67 km or 42 mi Nan'yo
$1021
70 km or 44 mi Minamisoma
$1024
74 km or 46 mi Shinjo
$1019
75 km or 46 mi Nagai
$1024
77 km or 48 mi Yonezawa
$1024
77 km or 48 mi Ichinoseki
$1023
85 km or 53 mi Nihonmatsu
$1023
94 km or 58 mi Kesennuma
$1024
94 km or 58 mi Motomiya
$1023
96 km or 59 mi Tamura
$1020
100 km or 62 mi Oshu
$1023