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Tokyo vs San Francisco
Tyo vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Tyo
Outside city centre
Sfo
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Tyo
Outside city centre
Sfo
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Tyo
Outside city centre
Sfo
Tyo

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

San Francisco
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Tyo

Mobile phone data

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

Sfo
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Tyo

Summer dress

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

Sfo
Tyo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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