Cost of living index in Japan

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.75 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 5.63 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.39 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 5.12 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 17.93 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 7.22 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 21.28 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.79 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 5.38 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 6.95 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.74 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.57 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 5.86 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 1.82 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 1.16 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 11.69 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.65 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 3.27 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 4.73 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 6.74 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 7.96 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 46.8 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 1 (USD)
Cup of coffee 3.52 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 1.21 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.81 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 4.72 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 79.69 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 107.63 (USD)
High quality jeans 62.37 (USD)
womens summer dress 41.57 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 5.63 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 3.89 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 29.56 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 1.93 (USD)
One month pass 94.52 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.37 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 24575.4 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 20707.1 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 81.26 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 26.62 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 16.85 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 817.65 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 1746.95 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 551.33 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 1083.64 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 9158.49 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 4946.03 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 209.76 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 45.13 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.38 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 472.18 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 16552.3 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 2482.56 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 1.58 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in Japan

On average a signle person can spend arround 240 (USD) a month which is considered on the expensive side comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in Japan

400 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered a bit expensive if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in Japan

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 633 (USD) per month in Japan, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered not cheap at all.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in Japan for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in Japan for arround 1234 (USD), which is affordable if we compare it to other big cities.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 240 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 551 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 469 (USD).

Average living cost in Japan for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in Japan can average 2000 (USD), which puts it in the cheap side in comparison with the big cities in the world.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 827 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 400 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 668 (USD).

Average living cost in Japan for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in Japan for about 5189 (USD), which is considered quite affordable regarding the average worldwide.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 1517 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 1986 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 633 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 324 (USD).

Cost of living by city in Japan