Tokyo travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Tokyo

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Tokyo for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 65 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1479* (149352 ¥)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 127 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 3832* (387058 ¥)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 229 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 67 per person
  • $ 36 per person

Total budget:

$ 7421* (749602 ¥)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Tokyo compared to Japan in 2019

On average, the cost of living in Tokyo in 2019 is 26% higher than the average cost of living in United States.

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Tokyo in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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Local prices in Tokyo by expense type

Restaurant budget in Tokyo

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Tokyo is 12% cheaper than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.9/person
($ 6 to $ 9.9)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 26/person
($ 21 to $ 41)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.8/person
($ 4.9 to $ 7.4)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.9 for 500ml
($ 3 to $ 6)

2% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.2 for 330ml
($ 2.6 to $ 4.9)

34% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.9 to $ 4.4)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1 to $ 3)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 1 to $ 2)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Tokyo

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Tokyo is 14% more expensive than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 54 to $ 114)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 63 to $ 156)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 155/night
($ 89 to $ 257)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 304/night
($ 199 to $ 435)

17% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 610/night
($ 376 to $ 863)

22% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 77/month
($ 53 to $ 110)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 192/month
($ 108 to $ 316)

15% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 168
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 382/month
($ 211 to $ 616)

130% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 186/month
($ 87 to $ 317)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 302/month
($ 153 to $ 606)

72% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Tokyo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Tokyo is 28% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

103% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1 to $ 3)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 9)

41% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 3)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 12/kg
($ 7.9 to $ 18)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.4/kg
($ 6 to $ 14)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 7.6/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 12)

58% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 6.1/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 9.9)

42% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 6/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 9.9)

38% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2 to $ 6)

41% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.9/salad
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

16% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 1 to $ 2)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 27/kg
($ 11 to $ 51)

104% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Tokyo

On average, the price of transport in Tokyo is 43% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 2.6)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 100/month
($ 71 to $ 140)

30% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 4.1/km
($ 3.9 to $ 6.5)

122% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.6)

78% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.4
($ 4.1 to $ 7)

17% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 55/24hrs
($ 35 to $ 136)

40% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Tokyo

On average, the cost of housing in Tokyo is 30% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 201/month
($ 102 to $ 337)

22% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

228% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 46/month
($ 36 to $ 60)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1255/month
($ 794 to $ 1982)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1401
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 770/month
($ 496 to $ 1189)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1111
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2885/month
($ 1586 to $ 4953)

27% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2273
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1474/month
($ 893 to $ 2279)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1778
Gym
Gym
$ 94/month
($ 71 to $ 150)

136% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 622/month
($ 298 to $ 1876)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 977
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 20264/yr
($ 11887 to $ 24762)

16% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17480

Leisure activity budget in Tokyo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Tokyo is 63% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 18/ticket
($ 17 to $ 21)

38% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 32/hr
($ 15 to $ 51)

88% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Tokyo

On average, shopping budget in Tokyo is 14% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.9/pack
($ 4.4 to $ 5)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 71
($ 51 to $ 100)

46% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 30 to $ 81)

25% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 84
($ 51 to $ 120)

2% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 139
($ 81 to $ 199)

35% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Tokyo
Manchester → Tokyo
Manchester → Tokyo
$ 925
(fair price: $ 823)
New York City → Tokyo
New York City → Tokyo
New York City → Tokyo
$ 1035
(fair price: $ 848)
Dublin → Tokyo
Dublin → Tokyo
Dublin → Tokyo
$ 875
(fair price: $ 771)
Los Angeles → Tokyo
Los Angeles  → Tokyo
Los Angeles  → Tokyo
$ 856
(fair price: $ 748)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tokyo
Toronto (Ontario) → Tokyo
Toronto (Ontario) → Tokyo
$ 1154
(fair price: $ 948)
Edinburgh → Tokyo
Edinburgh → Tokyo
Edinburgh → Tokyo
$ 968
(fair price: $ 849)
Montreal → Tokyo
Montreal → Tokyo
Montreal → Tokyo
$ 1120
(fair price: $ 947)
London → Tokyo
London → Tokyo
London → Tokyo
$ 874
(fair price: $ 751)
Auckland → Tokyo
Auckland → Tokyo
Auckland → Tokyo
$ 887
(fair price: $ 704)
Sydney → Tokyo
Sydney → Tokyo
Sydney → Tokyo
$ 721
(fair price: $ 605)
Perth → Tokyo
Perth → Tokyo
Perth → Tokyo
$ 768
(fair price: $ 612)
Melbourne → Tokyo
Melbourne → Tokyo
Melbourne → Tokyo
$ 769
(fair price: $ 624)

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About this information on the cost of living in Tokyo

The information about the cost of living in Tokyo shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Tokyo was updated on 05-12-2019.

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