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Tokyo vs Osaka
Tyo vs Osa

Average net salary (After tax)

Osaka
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osa
Tyo
Outside city centre
Osa
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osa
Tyo
Outside city centre
Osa
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Osa
Tyo
Outside city centre
Osa
Tyo

Mortgage rates

Osaka
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Osaka
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Osa
Tyo

Mobile phone data

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

Osa
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Osa
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Osa
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Osaka
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Osa
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Osaka
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Osa
Tyo
Lettuce 1 head
Osa
Tyo
Tomatoes 1kg
Osa
Tyo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Osa
Tyo
Oranges 1 head
Osa
Tyo
Bananas 1kg
Osa
Tyo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Osaka
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Osaka are 17.14% higher than in Tokyo

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Osa
Tyo
Market 0.5L bottle
Osa
Tyo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Osa
Tyo
Market 0.33L bottle
Osa
Tyo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Osaka
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Osa
Tyo

Summer dress

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

Osa
Tyo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Osaka
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Osa $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Osa $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth