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New York vs Tokyo
Nyc vs Tyo

Average net salary (After tax)

Tokyo
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Nyc
Outside city centre
Tyo
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Nyc
Outside city centre
Tyo
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tyo
Nyc
Outside city centre
Tyo
Nyc

Mortgage rates

Tokyo
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Tokyo
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tyo
Nyc

Mobile phone data

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

Tyo
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tyo
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tyo
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Tokyo
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tyo
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Tokyo
New York

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tyo
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Tyo
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Tyo
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tyo
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Tyo
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Tyo
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Tokyo
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tyo
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Tyo
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Tokyo
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tyo
Nyc

Summer dress

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

Tyo
Nyc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Tokyo
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth