Japan vs Poland - Cost of Living Comparison

Japan Poland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1171
$814
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2988
$1866
🏠 One person rent
$531
$468
🏘️ Family rent
$1043
$783
🍽️ Food expenses
$394
$226
🚐 Transport expenses
$143
$44.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2440
$899
💸 GDP per capita
$40193
$15742
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
7.96
❤️ Life expectancy
84.6
76.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
56
🌐 English speaking %
15%
37.1%
🎓 Higher education
99
83
😀 Quality of life
79
66
🏙️ Population
126M
38.4M

The average cost of living in Japan ($1171) is 44% more expensive than in Poland ($814). Japan ranked 43rd vs 99th for Poland in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Japan compared to 1.1 months in Poland. Ranked 18th and 42nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Japan vs Poland

We calculate prices for Japan and Poland as a population-weighted mean of 907 and 79 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 Poland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.34
$5.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.9
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.35
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.39
$2.14
 Cappuccino
$3.03
$2.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.08
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$558
$405
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$359
$333
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1157
$693
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$783
$583
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.6
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$152
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.2
$11.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.48%
5.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4765
$2845
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2789
$2061
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.84
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$67
$23
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26
$6.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.4
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.6
$0.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.3
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.84
$2.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
$5.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.87
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.1
$8.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$0.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$1.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$2.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.28
$0.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.76
$5.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.01
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.97
$3.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$4.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.65
$2.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.52
$1.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.82
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$56
$24.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$5.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.4
$30
💇 Haircut, simple
$17
$8.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.5
$64.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$59.8
$61.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$331
$239
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11700
$5917

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Cities Comparison in Japan vs Poland

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Poland

City Cost of living Population
Warsaw
$1046
1.79M
Krakow
$855
767K
Wroclaw
$902
639K
Lodz
$837
690K
Poznan
$873
534K
Gdansk
$950
464K
Szczecin
$864
404K
Bydgoszcz
$957
347K
Lublin
$818
340K
Katowice
$840
276K
Bialystok
$732
298K
Gdynia
$867
248K
Radom
$744
220K
Czestochowa
$717
223K
Torun
$660
201K
Gliwice
$754
178K
Sosnowiec
$709
200K
Rzeszow
$680
183K
Kielce
$615
192K
Rybnik
$738
141K
Bytom
$769
172K
Olsztyn
$637
174K
Tychy
$709
128K
Opole
$734
128K
Zabrze
$729
174K
Ruda Slaska
$723
139K
Dabrowa Gornicza
$713
123K
Zielona Gora
$707
141K
Bielsko-Biala
$725
173K
Gorzow Wielkopolski
$709
123K