Japan vs Rwanda - Cost of Living Comparison

Japan Rwanda
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1171
$664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2988
$1701
🏠 One person rent
$531
$325
🏘️ Family rent
$1043
$716
🍽️ Food expenses
$394
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$143
$57.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2440
$376
💸 GDP per capita
$40193
$798
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
84.6
69.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
53
🌐 English speaking %
15%
15%
🎓 Higher education
99
20
😀 Quality of life
79
47
🏙️ Population
126M
12.2M

The average cost of living in Japan ($1171) is 76% more expensive than in Rwanda ($664). Japan ranked 43rd vs 127th for Rwanda 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 0.6 months in Rwanda. Ranked 18th and 101st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Japan vs Rwanda

We calculate prices for Japan and Rwanda as a population-weighted mean of 907 and 8 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 Rwanda
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.34
$2.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.9
$30.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.35
$7.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.39
$0.96
 Cappuccino
$3.03
$2.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.08
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$558
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$359
$236
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1157
$1097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$783
$515
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$98.6
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$152
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.2
$37.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.48%
17.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4765
$2989
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2789
$620
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.84
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$67
$15.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.4
$0.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.6
$1.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.3
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.84
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
$4.05
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.87
$4.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.1
$3.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$3.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.93
$0.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.28
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.76
$8.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.01
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.97
$1.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$6.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.65
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.52
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.82
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$56
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.4
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17
$2.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.5
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$59.8
$34.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$331
$125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11700
$1720

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Cities Comparison in Japan vs Rwanda

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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 Rwanda

City Cost of living Population
Kigali
$677
1.16M
Gisenyi
$628
137K
Ruhengeri
$600
59.3K
Butare
$578
50.2K
Byumba
$668
34.5K
Cyangugu
$625
27.4K
Nyanza
$584
25.4K
Kibuye
$663
12.3K