Cost of Living Comparison

JPY
COMPARED TO
EUR

Japan is 12.0% cheaper than France.

If you lived in France instead of Japan, you would:
local_dining

pay 83.1% more for restaurants

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Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $7.46
¥845
$14.92
€13.09
+100.0%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.20
¥702
$9.45
€8.29
+52.6%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.17
¥132
$2.66
€2.34
+128.5%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.94
¥107
$1.83
€1.60
+93.6%

Japan vs. France - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 16.3% less for groceries

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Bread
1 loaf
$1.73
¥196
$1.55
€1.36
-10.3%
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.69
¥871
$8.08
€7.09
+5.1%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.39
¥724
$4.14
€3.63
-35.2%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.99
¥225
$2.91
€2.55
+46.2%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.24
¥366
$5.06
€4.43
+56.3%
Apples (1 lb) $2.64
¥299
$1.22
€1.07
-53.7%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.27
¥144
$0.99
€0.87
-22.1%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.11
¥238
$1.12
€0.99
-46.6%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.72
¥308
$1.19
€1.04
-56.4%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.73
¥196
$0.82
€0.72
-52.8%
Onions (1 lb) $1.30
¥147
$0.95
€0.84
-26.7%

Japan vs. France - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 11.0% more for transportation

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Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.40
¥499
$5.84
€5.12
+32.7%
Monthly public transit pass $95.07
¥10,766
$47.07
€41.27
-50.5%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,294.37
¥2,411,609
$23,704.51
€20,786.51
+11.3%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $30.99
¥3,510
$20.93
€18.35
-32.5%

Japan vs. France - Cost of transportation
home

pay 5.3% less for housing

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Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$39.96
¥4,525
$31.87
€27.95
-20.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $738.58
¥83,645
$637.08
€558.66
-13.7%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $471.42
¥53,389
$523.20
€458.79
+11.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$140.33
¥15,892
$123.99
€108.73
-11.6%

Japan vs. France - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 17.1% more for childcare

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Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $359.94
¥40,764
$607.31
€532.55
+68.7%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $22,282.03
¥2,523,463
$25,912.06
€22,722.31
+16.3%

Japan vs. France - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 32.7% less for entertainment and sports

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Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $3.54
¥401
$5.93
€5.20
+67.4%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.44
¥390
$2.88
€2.53
-16.3%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.23
¥479
$8.33
€7.30
+97.0%
Monthly membership at local gym $78.95
¥8,941
$42.93
€37.64
-45.6%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $15.91
¥1,802
$11.28
€9.89
-29.1%

Japan vs. France - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 45.1% more for clothing

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Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$62.15
¥7,039
$97.29
€85.31
+56.5%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$33.54
¥3,798
$39.19
€34.37
+16.9%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$68.77
¥7,788
$94.95
€83.26
+38.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $81.30
¥9,207
$125.12
€109.72
+53.9%

Japan vs. France - Cost of clothing
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Page last updated: December 2018
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