Cost of living comparison

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Germany is 7.3% more expensive than Tokyo.

If you lived in Germany instead of Tokyo, you would:

pay 97.8% more for restaurants

 
Tokyo
Germany
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $7.44
¥1,011
$11.21
€11.00
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.21
¥708
$8.50
€8.35
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.17
¥159
$2.44
€2.39

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pay 38.3% less for groceries

 
Tokyo
Germany
Bread
1 loaf
$1.67
¥226
$1.83
€1.80
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.58
¥1,030
$5.97
€5.86
Milk (1 gallon) $5.25
¥714
$3.56
€3.50

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pay 18.3% more for transportation

 
Tokyo
Germany
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.69
¥637
$8.64
€8.48
Monthly public transit pass $74.39
¥10,113
$69.44
€68.17
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $20,084.06
¥2,730,565
$24,945.52
€24,488.19

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pay 1.2% less for housing

 
Tokyo
Germany
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$33.92
¥4,612
$34.76
€34.13
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,121.51
¥152,477
$719.63
€706.44
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $633.55
¥86,135
$553.10
€542.96

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pay 35.8% less for childcare

 
Tokyo
Germany
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $553.24
¥75,217
$311.61
€305.90
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $15,837.33
¥2,153,193
$11,436.42
€11,226.76

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pay 6.7% less for entertainment and sports

 
Tokyo
Germany
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.39
¥597
$3.77
€3.70
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.49
¥474
$2.98
€2.92
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.31
¥587
$7.17
€7.04

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pay 16.8% more for clothing

 
Tokyo
Germany
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$48.91
¥6,650
$76.52
€75.12
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$40.60
¥5,519
$37.26
€36.58
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$67.14
¥9,128
$83.11
€81.59

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