Japan vs Panama - Cost of Living Comparison

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Japan Panama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1105
$1299
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2833
$2889
🏠 One person rent
$499
$725
🏘️ Family rent
$974
$1097
🍽️ Food expenses
$380
$417
🚐 Transport expenses
$131
$61.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2244
$877
💸 GDP per capita
$33824
$17358
😃 Human freedom index
8.4
7.57
❤️ Life expectancy
84.4
76.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
35
🌐 English speaking %
15%
14%
🎓 Higher education
98
48
😀 Quality of life
91
56
🏙️ Population
125M
4.1M

The average cost of living in Japan ($1105) is 15% less expensive than in Panama ($1299). Japan ranked 67th vs 44th for Panama 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 0.7 months in Panama. Ranked 13th and 71st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Japan vs Panama

We calculate prices for Japan and Panama as a population-weighted mean of 907 and 10 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 Panama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.52
$10
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37.4
$48.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.95
$7.61
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.97
$2.44
 Cappuccino
$3.07
$3.96
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.04
$1.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$487
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$338
$558
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1111
$1496
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$709
$795
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$99.1
$81.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$153
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.2
$47.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.72%
6.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4388
$2280
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2796
$1329
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.69
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$59.5
$28.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.6
$13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.12
$1.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.42
$1.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$2.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.04
$2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.11
$2.57
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.18
$7.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.3
$8.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$3.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$1.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
$2.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$2.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$2.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
$0.98
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$2.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.38
$9.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.89
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.79
$6.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.8
$11.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.81
$6.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.37
$3.1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.66
$3.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.1
$39.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12
$6.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.5
$45.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
$10.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.4
$55.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$55.5
$82
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$342
$409
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11102
$9157

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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 Panama

City Cost of living Population
Panama City
$1329
881K
Colon
$1674
242K
Tocumen
$1217
103K
Santiago de Veraguas
$1078
89K
David
$787
82.9K
La Chorrera
$927
68.9K
Balboa
$1233
62.9K
Pacora
$1244
52.5K
Chitre
$1105
46.2K
Penonome
$1072
21.7K