Hangzhou vs Tokyo - Cost of Living Comparison

Hangzhou Tokyo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$849
$1601
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2352
$4144
🏠 One person rent
$386
$758
🏘️ Family rent
$744
$1547
🍽️ Food expenses
$276
$444
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.2
$289
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1004
$2687
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
89
100
😀 Quality of life
73
100
🏙️ Population
11.9M
14M

The cost of living in Hangzhou is 47% less expensive than in Tokyo. Cities ranked 6188th and 2691st ($849 vs $1601) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 18th and 9th in China and Japan, respectively. Check China vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in Hangzhou compared to 1.7 months in Tokyo. Hangzhou ranked 10th best city to live in China vs Tokyo ranked 1st in Japan, while ranked 1742nd and 1st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Hangzhou vs Tokyo

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Hangzhou Tokyo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.16
$6.36
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$29.2
$42.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.31
$3.82
 Cappuccino
$4.14
$3.27
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.57
$1.16
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$483
$933
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$540
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$870
$2117
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$626
$1156
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$38.2
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$58.2
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.5
$32.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.06%
1.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7228
$8010
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4288
$4489
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.42
$1.11
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.8
$61.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.15
$28.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.12
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.39
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2
$1.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
$2.09
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.03
$2.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.4
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
$7.69
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$20.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$6.54
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$2.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$5.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$4.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$4.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$3.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
$0.58
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.6
$8.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$2.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.83
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.43
$15.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$2.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.37
$1.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.57
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$57.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.9
$13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$69.3
$31.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.58
$26.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.3
$41
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83
$60
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$416
$497
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19956
$15685

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Distance City Cost of living
49 km or 30 mi Shaoxing
$762
69 km or 43 mi Huzhou
$722
79 km or 49 mi Jiaxing
$695
102 km or 63 mi Guangde
$718
105 km or 65 mi Yiwu
$734
121 km or 75 mi Ningguo
$712
125 km or 78 mi Suzhou
$1073
129 km or 80 mi Yixing
$743
137 km or 85 mi Jinhua
$802
139 km or 87 mi Ningbo
$844
146 km or 90 mi Liyang
$712
147 km or 91 mi Wuxi
$813
148 km or 92 mi Kunshan
$815
156 km or 97 mi Xuancheng
$755
161 km or 100 mi Shanghai
$1183
161 km or 100 mi Taicang
$770
165 km or 102 mi Changshu
$781
170 km or 106 mi Pudong
$1064
175 km or 109 mi Changzhou
$752
182 km or 113 mi Linhai
$744
185 km or 115 mi Zhangjiagang
$696
185 km or 115 mi Jiangyin
$722
188 km or 117 mi Zhoushan
$668
188 km or 117 mi Huangshan
$690
191 km or 118 mi Quzhou
$516
195 km or 121 mi Jingjiang
$707
202 km or 125 mi Lishui
$770
202 km or 126 mi Danyang
$654
205 km or 127 mi Nantong
$756
206 km or 128 mi Haimen
$743
210 km or 131 mi Wuhu
$785
213 km or 132 mi Jurong
$664
214 km or 133 mi Taixing
$687
224 km or 139 mi Yangzhong
$635
224 km or 139 mi Qidong
$797
228 km or 142 mi Zhenjiang
$590
237 km or 147 mi Ma'anshan
$728
238 km or 148 mi Wenling
$753
240 km or 149 mi Rugao
$717
240 km or 149 mi Nanjing
$762

Cities near Tokyo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Musashino
$1102
12 km or 7.4 mi Komae
$1101
12 km or 7.5 mi Mitaka
$1120
13 km or 8 mi Wako
$1055
13 km or 8.4 mi Kawaguchi
$1099
14 km or 8.5 mi Hirai
$1065
14 km or 8.9 mi Toda
$1011
14 km or 8.9 mi Chofu
$1109
14 km or 9 mi Nishitokyo
$1087
15 km or 9.3 mi Asaka
$1039
15 km or 9.4 mi Warabi
$996
16 km or 10 mi Niiza
$1044
17 km or 10 mi Higashikurume
$1044
17 km or 11 mi Koganei
$1058
18 km or 11 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1008
18 km or 11 mi Inagi
$1056
18 km or 11 mi Soka
$1061
18 km or 11 mi Kiyose
$1023
19 km or 12 mi Shiki
$1003
19 km or 12 mi Kawasaki
$1094
19 km or 12 mi Urayasu
$1083
20 km or 12 mi Fuchu
$1083
20 km or 12 mi Saitama
$1081
20 km or 12 mi Kodaira
$1059
20 km or 12 mi Yashio
$1028
21 km or 13 mi Kokubunji
$1040
21 km or 13 mi Higashimurayama
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Miyoshi
$1007
22 km or 14 mi Ichikawa
$1059
22 km or 14 mi Matsudo
$1034
23 km or 14 mi Misato
$1028
23 km or 14 mi Fujimi
$1008
23 km or 14 mi Kunitachi
$1037
23 km or 14 mi Tama
$1033
24 km or 15 mi Tokorozawa
$1026
24 km or 15 mi Koshigaya
$1019
25 km or 15 mi Tachikawa
$1047
25 km or 15 mi Higashiyamato
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Yoshikawa
$1022
26 km or 16 mi Fujimino
$1023