Cost of living in Japan compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 123% | |||
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Food in Japan is 123% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ¥981 (E£ 141) | E£ 85 | + 66% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | ¥700 (E£ 100) | E£ 77 | + 31% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ¥414 (E£ 59) | E£ 44 | + 35% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ¥205 (E£ 29) | E£ 17 | + 74% | |
12 eggs, large | ¥251 (E£ 36) | E£ 18 | + 95% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ¥659 (E£ 94) | E£ 6 | + 1384% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ¥964 (E£ 138) | E£ 36 | + 285% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ¥743 (E£ 107) | E£ 24 | + 335% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ¥391 (E£ 56) | E£ 7 | + 653% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ¥296 (E£ 42) | E£ 31 | + 39% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ¥1,420 (E£ 203) | E£ 177 | + 15% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | ¥178 (E£ 26) | E£ 15 | + 71% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ¥217 (E£ 31) | E£ 6 | + 412% | |
Housing | + 354% | |||
Housing in Japan is 354% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | ¥299,320 (E£ 42,892) | E£ 7,788 | + 451% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | ¥164,446 (E£ 23,565) | E£ 3,362 | + 601% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ¥21,056 (E£ 3,017) | E£ 704 | + 329% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | ¥150,152 (E£ 21,516) | E£ 4,620 | + 366% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | ¥78,123 (E£ 11,195) | E£ 3,344 | + 235% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | ¥11,902 (E£ 1,706) | E£ 501 | + 241% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | ¥4,118 (E£ 590) | E£ 137 | + 332% | |
40” flat screen tv | ¥70,060 (E£ 10,039) | E£ 4,538 | + 121% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | ¥12,705 (E£ 1,821) | E£ 2,125 | - 14% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ¥794 (E£ 114) | E£ 96 | + 18% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | ¥2,406 (E£ 345) | E£ 57 | + 506% | |
Clothes | - 15% | |||
Clothes in Japan is 15% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | ¥7,319 (E£ 1,049) | E£ 917 | + 14% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | ¥4,417 (E£ 633) | E£ 848 | - 25% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | ¥8,375 (E£ 1,200) | E£ 2,121 | - 43% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ¥13,139 (E£ 1,883) | E£ 1,289 | + 46% | |
Transportation | + 138% | |||
Transportation in Japan is 138% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ¥2,627,120 (E£ 376,458) | E£ 395,100 | - 5% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ¥135 (E£ 19) | E£ 8 | + 145% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | ¥10,272 (E£ 1,472) | E£ 318 | + 363% | |
Personal Care | + 127% | |||
Personal Care in Japan is 127% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ¥1,148 (E£ 165) | E£ 35 | + 371% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ¥1,229 (E£ 176) | E£ 61 | + 190% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | ¥5,176 (E£ 742) | E£ 261 | + 184% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | ¥803 (E£ 115) | E£ 131 | - 12% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ¥611 (E£ 87) | E£ 43 | + 105% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ¥528 (E£ 76) | E£ 36 | + 110% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | ¥152 (E£ 22) | E£ 20 | + 9% | |
Tube of toothpaste | ¥258 (E£ 37) | E£ 18 | + 103% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ¥3,156 (E£ 452) | E£ 71 | + 537% | |
Entertainment | + 109% | |||
Entertainment in Japan is 109% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ¥3,672 (E£ 526) | E£ 328 | + 60% | |
2 tickets to the movies | ¥3,638 (E£ 521) | E£ 175 | + 198% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ¥16,372 (E£ 2,346) | E£ 1,249 | + 88% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ¥6,066 (E£ 869) | E£ 406 | + 114% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ¥1,131 (E£ 162) | E£ 75 | + 115% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ¥435 (E£ 62) | E£ 38 | + 63% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ¥548 (E£ 79) | E£ 47 | + 67% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | ¥55,862 (E£ 8,005) | E£ 9,759 | - 18% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ¥53 (E£ 8) | E£ 1.50 | + 407% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | ¥9,625 (E£ 1,379) | E£ 466 | + 196% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | ¥530 (E£ 76) | E£ 44 | + 74% | |
TOTAL | + 156% |
These prices were last updated on May 03, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Japan is 156% more expensive than in Egypt
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