Japan vs Netherlands - Cost of Living Comparison

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Japan Netherlands
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1105
$1920
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2833
$4419
🏠 One person rent
$499
$1157
🏘️ Family rent
$974
$1862
🍽️ Food expenses
$380
$512
🚐 Transport expenses
$131
$117
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2244
$3373
💸 GDP per capita
$33824
$57025
😃 Human freedom index
8.4
8.57
❤️ Life expectancy
84.4
81.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
79
🌐 English speaking %
15%
90.9%
🎓 Higher education
98
96
😀 Quality of life
91
93
🏙️ Population
125M
17.6M

The average cost of living in Japan ($1105) is 42% less expensive than in the Netherlands ($1920). Japan ranked 67th vs 16th for the Netherlands in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Japan compared to 1.8 months in the Netherlands. Ranked 13th and 6th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Japan vs the Netherlands

We calculate prices for Japan and the Netherlands as a population-weighted mean of 907 and 70 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.

Japan Netherlands
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.52
$16.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37.4
$70.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.95
$11.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.97
$5.29
 Cappuccino
$3.07
$3.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$2.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$487
$1131
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$338
$928
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1111
$1826
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$709
$1526
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$99.1
$146
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$153
$224
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.2
$43.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.72%
4.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4388
$5287
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2796
$4049
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.69
$3.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$59.5
$82.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.6
$23.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.12
$2.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.42
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$1.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.04
$2.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.11
$4.31
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.18
$14.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.3
$15.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$2.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
$1.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$3.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$1.69
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$3.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.38
$6.64
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.89
$1.37
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.79
$9.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.8
$5.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.81
$4.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.37
$1.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.66
$2.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.1
$35.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
$13.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.5
$54.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
$20.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.4
$80.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$55.5
$90.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$342
$1621
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11102
$8046

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1535
14M
Yokohama
$1349
3.76M
Osaka
$1112
2.75M
Nagoya
$1208
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1059
1.54M
Kobe
$1096
1.52M
Sapporo
$1182
1.96M
Sendai
$1042
1.06M
Kyoto
$1045
1.46M
Fukuoka
$1153
1.6M
Hiroshima
$1027
1.2M
Saitama
$1087
1.33M
Sakai
$1098
824K
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Chiba
$1173
975K
Sagamihara
$1033
726K
Kitakyushu
$992
935K
Hachioji
$1118
576K
Kagoshima
$1015
594K
Kumamoto
$902
738K
Kawaguchi
$1054
593K
Okayama
$969
720K
Amagasaki
$1069
459K
Utsunomiya
$992
518K
Funabashi
$1233
641K
Niigata
$1044
791K
Kashiwa
$1142
428K
Shizuoka
$982
686K
Hamamatsu
$1040
788K
Himeji
$1171
528K

In the Netherlands

City Cost of living Population
Amsterdam
$2457
921K
Rotterdam
$2029
592K
The Hague
$1865
548K
Utrecht
$2028
359K
Eindhoven
$1964
236K
Breda
$1811
183K
Tilburg
$1839
222K
Almere
$1616
215K
Groningen
$1818
203K
Arnhem
$1624
164K
Nijmegen
$1753
177K
Haarlem
$2241
163K
Enschede
$1630
160K
's-Hertogenbosch
$1842
144K
Leiden
$2177
124K
Maastricht
$1868
120K
Venlo
$1689
102K
Zwolle
$1710
130K
Apeldoorn
$1941
139K
Emmen
$1713
107K
Hilversum
$1863
91.2K
Purmerend
$1995
81.5K
Delft
$1795
104K
Veenendaal
$1811
66.9K
Zutphen
$1908
47.4K
Heerlen
$1381
86.9K
Roosendaal
$1814
77K
Leeuwarden
$1599
92.1K
Deventer
$1882
101K
Roermond
$1436
57.3K