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Tokyo vs Paris
Tyo vs Par

Average net salary (After tax)

Paris
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Par
Tyo
Outside city centre
Par
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Par
Tyo
Outside city centre
Par
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Par
Tyo
Outside city centre
Par
Tyo

Mortgage rates

Paris
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Paris
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Par
Tyo

Mobile phone data

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

Par
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Par
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Par
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Paris
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Par
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Paris
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Paris
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Paris are 17.14% higher than in Tokyo

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Paris
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Par
Tyo

Summer dress

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

Par
Tyo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Paris
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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