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Tokyo vs Seattle
Tyo vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Tyo
Outside city centre
Sea
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Tyo
Outside city centre
Sea
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Tyo
Outside city centre
Sea
Tyo

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seattle
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Tyo

Mobile phone data

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

Sea
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sea
Tyo
Lettuce 1 head
Sea
Tyo
Tomatoes 1kg
Sea
Tyo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sea
Tyo
Oranges 1 head
Sea
Tyo
Bananas 1kg
Sea
Tyo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in Tokyo

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sea
Tyo
Market 0.5L bottle
Sea
Tyo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sea
Tyo
Market 0.33L bottle
Sea
Tyo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Tyo

Summer dress

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

Sea
Tyo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth