Prices in Japan

What are the supermarket prices in Japan? Is the cost of living in Japan are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in Japan and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Japan: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 9 hours ago)

Currency in Japan to Japanese yen (JPY ¥). For 10 US dollars you can get 1.18 thousand Japanese yen. For 100 US dollars you can get 11.8 thousand Japanese yen. And the other way: For 100 Japanese yen you can get 0.913 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in Japan? Look here: Prices in cities in Japan

Prices: Kanazawa   Kawasaki   Kyoto   Nara   Osaka   Saitama   Tokyo   Yokohama   Chiba   Hiroshima  

Summing up different expenses, it can be concluded that it is generally more expensive in Japan than in United States. Food and basic products are more expensive about 18%. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 28%. The cost of living in Japan is comparable to the cost of living in United States. In the case of sport and entertainment our expenses can be higher by 86%.

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in Japan


Are hotels expensive in Japan? How much will we pay for a room in Japan?

The average price of accommodation in Japan is $92 (¥10K). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $120 (¥14K) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $42 (¥4.8K). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Japan in $180 (¥20K). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $210 (¥24K) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $230 (¥26K) in Japan If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $390 (¥45K)


And if the trip plans are simply for a given region of the world, then maybe it will come out cheaper than in Japan in nearby countries? See prices in: South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.

Food

Current overview: food prices Japan

Living

Current overview: cost of living Japan

Comparison of selected prices in Japan with prices in United States:

fees

$200 ($120 - $390)
17% more than in United States

internet

$44 ($32 - $64)
36% less than in United States

jeans pants

$60 ($27 - $91)
32% more than in United States

average earnings

$2.8K
25% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$750 ($500 - $1.5K)
by half less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$1.1K ($640 - $2.1K)
39% less than in United States

bread

$1.9 ($0.99 - $4.6)
31% less than in United States

cheese

$18 ($7.3 - $46)
by half more than in United States

rice

$4.6 ($2.7 - $9.1)
11% more than in United States

tomatoes

$6 ($2.7 - $11)
35% more than in United States

bananas

$2.8 ($1.4 - $6.9)
73% more than in United States

wine

$11 ($6.4 - $18)
12% less than in United States

cheap restaurant

$8.2 ($5.1 - $14)
by half less than in United States

local beer

$4.1 ($2.3 - $6.4)
21% less than in United States

coffee

$3.7 ($1.8 - $5)
17% less than in United States

bottle of water

$0.99 ($0.91 - $1.4)
38% less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$6.4 ($5.5 - $7.3)
23% less than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$1.3 ($1 - $2)
36% less than in United States

Price changes in previous years in Japan

Has the price of bread increased in Japan?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2010: $1.5(¥170), 2011: $2.2(¥250), 2012: $1.7(¥200), 2013: $1.6(¥190), 2014: $1.7(¥190), 2015: $1.5(¥170), 2016: $1.8(¥210), 2017: $1.6(¥190), and 2018: $1.7(¥200).

Japan price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2010-2018
Japan price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $3.3(¥370), 2016: $3(¥350), 2017: $3(¥340), and 2018: $2.6(¥300)

Japan price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
Japan price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in Japan?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2010: $7.3(¥830), 2011: $8.2(¥940), 2012: $7.3(¥830), 2013: $7.3(¥830), 2014: $7.3(¥830), 2015: $7.3(¥830), 2016: $7.8(¥880), 2017: $8.2(¥940), and 2018: $9.1(¥1K)

Japan price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2010-2018
Japan price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2010: $820(¥94K), 2011: $1.1K(¥130K), 2012: $930(¥110K), 2013: $940(¥110K), 2014: $870(¥99K), 2015: $980(¥110K), 2016: $880(¥100K), 2017: $920(¥100K), and 2018: $870(¥99K)

Japan price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2010-2018
Japan price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
Japan price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2011-2018
Japan price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com