Cost of Living in Saitama

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1179
$3271
🛋️ Without rent
$717
$2062
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$462
$1210
🍽️ Food
$383
$1013
🚐 Transport
$235
$627
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1470
😀 Quality of life
78
🏙️ Population
1.32M

The average cost of living in Saitama is $1179, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4068th out of 9294 in our global list and 17th out of 907 in Japan.

The median after-tax salary is $1470, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months. Ranked 439th (TOP 5%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 78th best city to live in Japan. With an estimated population of 1.32M, Saitama is the 10th largest city in Japan.

✈️ Closest airport 21 km Iruma Air Base
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 18 University of Tokyo
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Prices in Saitama

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.25
 Cappuccino
$3.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$406
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$344
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1415
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$978
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$70.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$35.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4496
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$94.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$29.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.26
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$59.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$206
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6346

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