Cologne vs Sakai - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Sakai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1220
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$3173
🏠 One person rent
$800
$496
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$933
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$423
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$212
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$2697
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
91
96
😀 Quality of life
95
82
🏙️ Population
1.08M
824K

The cost of living in Cologne is 23% more expensive than in Sakai. Cities ranked 2657th and 3499th ($1502 vs $1220) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 13th in Germany and Japan, respectively. Check Germany vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 2.2 months in Sakai. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Sakai ranked 10th in Japan, while ranked 15th and 268th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Sakai

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Cologne Sakai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$6.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$30.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$5.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$3.25
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$494
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$335
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$1002
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$694
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$92.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$141
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$36.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
2.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$4043
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$2500
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$1.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$65
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$40.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$2.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$6.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$6.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$17.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$4.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$4.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$4.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$1.13
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$6.78
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$2.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$3.81
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$55.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$34.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$15.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$30.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$41.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$602
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$11571

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

Cities near Sakai

Distance City Cost of living
6.4 km or 4 mi Takaishi
$1025
6.4 km or 4 mi Matsubara
$1024
9.6 km or 6 mi Izumiotsu
$1024
9.6 km or 6 mi Osakasayama
$1027
10 km or 6.5 mi Fujiidera
$1020
11 km or 6.7 mi Izumi
$1045
11 km or 7 mi Habikino
$1025
13 km or 7.9 mi Yao
$1066
13 km or 8 mi Tondabayashi
$1026
13 km or 8.3 mi Kashiwara
$1026
14 km or 8.8 mi Kawachinagano
$1023
14 km or 8.8 mi Osaka
$1295
16 km or 9.7 mi Kishiwada
$1046
17 km or 10 mi Higashiosaka
$1093
18 km or 11 mi Kaizuka
$1023
20 km or 12 mi Sango
$1023
20 km or 12 mi Kashiba
$1022
20 km or 12 mi Amagasaki
$1103
20 km or 13 mi Moriguchi
$1032
21 km or 13 mi Daito
$1025
21 km or 13 mi Kadoma
$1021
21 km or 13 mi Oji
$1019
21 km or 13 mi Kanmaki
$1022
22 km or 14 mi Kumatori
$1023
22 km or 14 mi Suita
$1397
23 km or 14 mi Izumisano
$1021
23 km or 14 mi Nishinomiya
$1189
24 km or 15 mi Ikaruga
$1025
24 km or 15 mi Yamatotakada
$1021
24 km or 15 mi Katsuragi
$1021
24 km or 15 mi Shijonawate
$1024
24 km or 15 mi Toyonaka
$1031
24 km or 15 mi Ikoma
$1025
24 km or 15 mi Ashiya
$1024
24 km or 15 mi Settsu
$1021
25 km or 15 mi Koryo
$1020
25 km or 16 mi Itami
$1050
26 km or 16 mi Neyagawa
$1056
26 km or 16 mi Gose
$1023
28 km or 18 mi Ikeda
$1021