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Tokyo vs Berlin
Tyo vs Ber

Average net salary (After tax)

Berlin
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Tyo
Outside city centre
Ber
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ber
Tyo
Outside city centre
Ber
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ber
Tyo
Outside city centre
Ber
Tyo

Mortgage rates

Berlin
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Berlin
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ber
Tyo

Mobile phone data

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

Ber
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ber
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ber
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Berlin
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ber
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Berlin
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Berlin
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 17.14% higher than in Tokyo

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Berlin
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ber
Tyo

Summer dress

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

Ber
Tyo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Berlin
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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