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Cost of Living in Tokyo | Japan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2080
$4994
🛋️ Without rent
$1003
$3093
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1077
$1901
🍽️ Food
$503
$1321
🚐 Transport
$364
$981
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2771
🏙️ Population
13.9M

The average cost of living in Tokyo is $2080, which is in the top 3% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 269th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 907 in Japan.

The median after-tax salary is $2771, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months. Ranked 47th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Japan. With an estimated population of 13.9M, Tokyo is the 1st largest city in Japan.

✈️ Closest airport15 kmChofu Airport
😷 Air qualityGood11.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank112The University of Tokyo
Cost of living in Tokyo infographic

Prices in Tokyo

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$41.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.63
☕ Cappuccino
$3.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.25

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.92
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$24.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.78
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.65
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.92

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$92.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$32.3
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1308
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$826
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2451
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1492
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$38.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11121
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6624

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$77.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$748
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18994

Tokyo Cost of Living comparison