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San Francisco vs Tokyo
Sfo vs Tyo

Average net salary (After tax)

Tokyo
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Sfo
Outside city centre
Tyo
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Sfo
Outside city centre
Tyo
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tyo
Sfo
Outside city centre
Tyo
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Tokyo
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Tokyo
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tyo
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Tyo
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tyo
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tyo
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Tokyo
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tyo
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Tokyo
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tyo
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Tyo
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Tyo
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tyo
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Tyo
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Tyo
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Tokyo
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tyo
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Tyo
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Tokyo
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tyo
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Tyo
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Tokyo
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth