Italy vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Italy Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1221
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3026
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$597
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$1059
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$405
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$87.2
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1475
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$31770
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
8.49
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
82.3
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
56
73
🌐 English speaking %
28.5%
15%
🎓 Higher education
92
99
😀 Quality of life
73
79
🏙️ Population
60.3M
126M

The average cost of living in Italy ($1221) is 4% more expensive than in Japan ($1171). Italy ranked 38th vs 43rd for Japan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in Italy compared to 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 28th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Italy vs Japan

We calculate prices for Italy and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 148 and 907 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Italy Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.4
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.4
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.2
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.62
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$1.53
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.12
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$599
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$433
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1168
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$799
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$102
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$27.7
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.75%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3920
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2278
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.5
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$36.5
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.3
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.06
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.52
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.12
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.99
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.96
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.92
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.79
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.1
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.98
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.13
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.8
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.72
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$85.7
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.4
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.6
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.9
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$456
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9600
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Italy vs Japan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Italy

City Cost of living Population
Rome
$1546
2.87M
Milan
$1657
1.37M
Turin
$1134
871K
Naples
$1085
966K
Palermo
$984
668K
Genoa
$1235
580K
Bologna
$1281
393K
Florence
$1317
381K
Bari
$1215
323K
Venice
$1357
261K
Verona
$1237
257K
Catania
$1055
312K
Trieste
$1300
204K
Parma
$1282
196K
Padua
$1170
210K
Brescia
$1200
197K
Modena
$1285
185K
Reggio Emilia
$1103
172K
Messina
$822
234K
Syracuse
$908
121K
Prato
$1295
193K
Monza
$1290
124K
Reggio Calabria
$848
181K
Perugia
$998
166K
Taranto
$937
198K
Ferrara
$1072
132K
Rimini
$1207
149K
Ravenna
$1183
159K
Trento
$1218
118K
Cagliari
$1206
154K

In Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K