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Berlin vs Tokyo
Ber vs Tyo

Average net salary (After tax)

Tokyo
Berlin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Ber
Outside city centre
Tyo
Ber

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Ber
Outside city centre
Tyo
Ber

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tyo
Ber
Outside city centre
Tyo
Ber

Mortgage rates

Tokyo
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Tokyo
Berlin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tyo
Ber

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Tyo
Ber

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tyo
Ber

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tyo
Ber

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Tokyo
Berlin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tyo
Ber
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Tyo
Ber
White bread 500g
Tyo
Ber
Eggs 12
Tyo
Ber
White rice 1kg
Tyo
Ber

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Tokyo
Berlin

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Tyo
Ber
Beef round 1kg
Tyo
Ber
Local cheese 1kg
Tyo
Ber

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tyo
Ber
Lettuce 1 head
Tyo
Ber
Tomatoes 1kg
Tyo
Ber

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tyo
Ber
Oranges 1 head
Tyo
Ber
Bananas 1kg
Tyo
Ber

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Tokyo
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 17.14% higher than in Berlin

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tyo
Ber
Market 0.5L bottle
Tyo
Ber

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Ber
Market 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Ber

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Tokyo
5
Berlin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tyo
Ber

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Tyo
Ber

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Tyo
Ber
1 pair men's leather shoes
Tyo
Ber

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Tokyo
$15.33
Berlin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth