Cost of living in Osaka, Japan

Summary of cost of living in Osaka

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ¥487,008
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ¥241,591
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Osaka, Japan. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ¥1,116
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ¥675
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ¥402
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ¥210
12 eggs, large ¥295
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ¥784
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ¥1,299
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ¥620
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ¥492
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ¥256
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ¥1,362
2 liters of coca-cola ¥200
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ¥235
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ¥213,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ¥108,660
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ¥17,432
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ¥98,117
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ¥63,204
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ¥8,970
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ¥4,224
40” flat screen tv ¥73,496
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ¥11,630
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ¥1,317
Hourly rate for cleaning help ¥2,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ¥8,397
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ¥3,686
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ¥9,921
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ¥14,998
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ¥2,447,280
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ¥150
Monthly ticket public transport ¥9,667
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ¥3,102
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ¥1,223
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ¥1,688
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ¥5,125
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ¥547
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ¥701
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ¥662
4 rolls of toilet paper ¥281
Tube of toothpaste ¥246
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ¥3,097
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ¥3,673
2 tickets to the movies ¥3,661
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ¥9,068
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ¥8,646
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ¥803
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ¥528
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ¥534
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ¥62,463
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ¥61
1 month of gym membership in business district ¥8,975
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ¥444
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 196 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: May 12, 2021

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