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Vancouver vs Tokyo
Van vs Tyo

Average net salary (After tax)

Tokyo
Vancouver

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Van
Outside city centre
Tyo
Van

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Van
Outside city centre
Tyo
Van

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tyo
Van
Outside city centre
Tyo
Van

Mortgage rates

Tokyo
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Tokyo
Vancouver

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tyo
Van

Mobile phone data

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

Tyo
Van

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tyo
Van

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tyo
Van

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Tokyo
Vancouver

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tyo
Van
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Tokyo
Vancouver

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tyo
Van
Lettuce 1 head
Tyo
Van
Tomatoes 1kg
Tyo
Van

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tyo
Van
Oranges 1 head
Tyo
Van
Bananas 1kg
Tyo
Van

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Tokyo
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 17.14% higher than in Vancouver

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tyo
Van
Market 0.5L bottle
Tyo
Van

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Van
Market 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Van

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Tokyo
5
Vancouver

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tyo
Van

Summer dress

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

Tyo
Van

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Tokyo
$15.33
Vancouver
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Van $4,070.74/mth