Cologne vs Sendai - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Sendai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1128
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$2850
🏠 One person rent
$800
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$810
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$407
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$2611
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
91
74
😀 Quality of life
95
79
🏙️ Population
1.08M
1.06M

The cost of living in Cologne is 33% more expensive than in Sendai. Cities ranked 2657th and 4228th ($1502 vs $1128) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 40th 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 2.3 months in Sendai. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Sendai ranked 62nd in Japan, while ranked 15th and 408th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cologne Sendai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$31.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$4.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$3.71
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$3.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$0.93
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$473
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$291
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$875
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$613
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$73.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$33
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
1.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$1207
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$978
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$2.08
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$97.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$15.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.5
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.9
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$1.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$18.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$8.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$23.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$5.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$4.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$3.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$9.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$2.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$4.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$5.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.5
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$59.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$13.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$75.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$29.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$58.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$207
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$9064

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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

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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