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Paris vs Tokyo
Par vs Tyo

Average net salary (After tax)

Tokyo
Paris

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Par
Outside city centre
Tyo
Par

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Par
Outside city centre
Tyo
Par

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tyo
Par
Outside city centre
Tyo
Par

Mortgage rates

Tokyo
4.5%
Paris
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Tokyo
Paris

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tyo
Par

Mobile phone data

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

Tyo
Par

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tyo
Par

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tyo
Par

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Tokyo
Paris

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tyo
Par
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Tokyo
Paris

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tyo
Par
Lettuce 1 head
Tyo
Par
Tomatoes 1kg
Tyo
Par

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tyo
Par
Oranges 1 head
Tyo
Par
Bananas 1kg
Tyo
Par

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Tokyo
4.5%
Paris
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 17.14% higher than in Paris

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tyo
Par
Market 0.5L bottle
Tyo
Par

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Par
Market 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Par

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Tokyo
5
Paris

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tyo
Par

Summer dress

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

Tyo
Par

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Tokyo
$15.33
Paris
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth