Cost of living in Japan compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 147% | |||
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Food in Japan is 147% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Japan | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ¥1,042 (E£ 244) | E£ 167 | + 46% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | ¥718 (E£ 168) | E£ 115 | + 46% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ¥535 (E£ 125) | E£ 76 | + 66% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ¥199 (E£ 47) | E£ 25 | + 88% | |
12 eggs, large | ¥317 (E£ 74) | E£ 45 | + 64% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ¥643 (E£ 151) | E£ 10 | + 1375% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ¥980 (E£ 230) | E£ 60 | + 283% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ¥930 (E£ 218) | E£ 30 | + 638% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ¥582 (E£ 136) | E£ 9 | + 1453% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ¥286 (E£ 67) | E£ 36 | + 84% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ¥1,262 (E£ 296) | E£ 282 | + 5% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | ¥212 (E£ 50) | E£ 17 | + 196% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ¥210 (E£ 49) | E£ 9 | + 468% | |
Housing | + 489% | |||
Housing in Japan is 489% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Japan | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | ¥304,371 (E£ 71,295) | E£ 9,651 | + 639% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | ¥174,784 (E£ 40,941) | E£ 4,565 | + 797% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ¥28,814 (E£ 6,749) | E£ 1,042 | + 548% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | ¥163,256 (E£ 38,241) | E£ 5,502 | + 595% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | ¥84,664 (E£ 19,831) | E£ 3,106 | + 538% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | ¥19,268 (E£ 4,513) | E£ 814 | + 454% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | ¥4,541 (E£ 1,064) | E£ 204 | + 423% | |
40” flat screen tv | ¥46,246 (E£ 10,833) | E£ 6,805 | + 59% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | ¥17,240 (E£ 4,038) | E£ 3,753 | + 8% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ¥1,276 (E£ 299) | E£ 139 | + 116% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ¥2,040 (E£ 478) | E£ 99 | + 380% | |
Clothes | + 3% | |||
Clothes in Japan is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Japan | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | ¥6,137 (E£ 1,437) | E£ 712 | + 102% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | ¥5,107 (E£ 1,196) | E£ 1,528 | - 22% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | ¥8,978 (E£ 2,103) | E£ 1,946 | + 8% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ¥13,588 (E£ 3,183) | E£ 1,019 | + 212% | |
Transportation | + 160% | |||
Transportation in Japan is 160% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Japan | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ¥2,700,660 (E£ 632,594) | E£ 738,184 | - 14% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ¥166 (E£ 39) | E£ 10 | + 303% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ¥10,345 (E£ 2,423) | E£ 428 | + 466% | |
Personal Care | + 300% | |||
Personal Care in Japan is 300% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Japan | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ¥2,497 (E£ 585) | E£ 36 | + 1546% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ¥1,967 (E£ 461) | E£ 87 | + 427% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | ¥5,368 (E£ 1,257) | E£ 299 | + 321% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | ¥650 (E£ 152) | E£ 65 | + 136% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ¥938 (E£ 220) | E£ 69 | + 220% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ¥702 (E£ 164) | E£ 73 | + 126% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ¥218 (E£ 51) | E£ 30 | + 71% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ¥216 (E£ 51) | E£ 26 | + 95% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ¥3,927 (E£ 920) | E£ 81 | + 1031% | |
Entertainment | + 158% | |||
Entertainment in Japan is 158% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Japan | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ¥4,141 (E£ 970) | E£ 368 | + 164% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ¥3,600 (E£ 843) | E£ 206 | + 309% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ¥9,510 (E£ 2,228) | E£ 698 | + 219% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ¥6,100 (E£ 1,429) | E£ 735 | + 95% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ¥984 (E£ 230) | E£ 136 | + 69% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ¥480 (E£ 112) | E£ 54 | + 107% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ¥575 (E£ 135) | E£ 71 | + 89% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | ¥116,519 (E£ 27,293) | E£ 16,963 | + 61% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ¥52 (E£ 12) | E£ 2.55 | + 381% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ¥9,305 (E£ 2,180) | E£ 808 | + 170% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | ¥596 (E£ 140) | E£ 49 | + 183% | |
TOTAL | + 201% |
These prices were last updated on March 28, 2023.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Japan is 201% more expensive than in Egypt
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