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Cost of Living in Kyoto | Japan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1547
$3734
🛋️ Without rent
$830
$2522
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$717
$1212
🍽️ Food
$509
$1342
🚐 Transport
$189
$497
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2257
🏙️ Population
1.47M

The average cost of living in Kyoto is $1547, which is in the top 24% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2206th out of 9294 in our global list and 13th out of 907 in Japan.

The median after-tax salary is $2257, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 111st (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Japan. With an estimated population of 1.47M, Kyoto is the 9th largest city in Japan.

✈️ Closest airport39 kmOsaka International Airport
😷 Air qualityGood11 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank101Kyoto University
Cost of living in Kyoto infographic

Prices in Kyoto

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.46
☕ Cappuccino
$3.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.29

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.98
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.43
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.83
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.74
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.99
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.56

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$83.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$678
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$544
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1259
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$945
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$162
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$43
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5396
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4024

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$85.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$16.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$24.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$76.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$654
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13151

Kyoto Cost of Living comparison