Tokyo travel budget

Tokyo: calculate your travel budget

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:

  • $ 67 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1508* (152418 ¥)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 3891* (393344 ¥)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 232 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 69 per person
  • $ 36 per person

Total budget:

$ 7522* (760452 ¥)

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


Cost of living in Tokyo compared to Japan in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Tokyo in 2020 is 25% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Tokyo in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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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 15% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 9.9/person
($ 5 to $ 15)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 26/person
($ 15 to $ 51)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.9/person
($ 5 to $ 8.6)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5 for 500ml
($ 2.5 to $ 9.9)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.3 for 330ml
($ 2.6 to $ 6)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.9/cup
($ 2 to $ 5)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1 to $ 3.5)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Tokyo

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Tokyo is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 81/night
($ 55 to $ 114)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 65 to $ 155)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 157/night
($ 95 to $ 250)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 308/night
($ 200 to $ 438)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 618/night
($ 391 to $ 866)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 79/month
($ 54 to $ 112)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 196/month
($ 112 to $ 316)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 389/month
($ 229 to $ 597)

136% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 185/month
($ 90 to $ 308)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 287/month
($ 164 to $ 498)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Tokyo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Tokyo is 23% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

108% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1 to $ 3)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 6.2/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 9.9)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 3.9)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 12/kg
($ 7.9 to $ 29)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.4/kg
($ 6 to $ 14)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 7.8/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 12)

57% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 9.9)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.5/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 9.9)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2 to $ 6)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Salad
Salad
$ 1.8/salad
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 1 to $ 2)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 23/kg
($ 9.9 to $ 51)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Tokyo

On average, the price of transport in Tokyo is 48% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.8/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 101/month
($ 60 to $ 150)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 4.2/km
($ 3.2 to $ 7.2)

135% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.5
($ 4.1 to $ 7.3)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 55/24hrs
($ 35 to $ 136)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Tokyo

On average, the cost of housing in Tokyo is 28% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 204/month
($ 101 to $ 390)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 171
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

209% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 47/month
($ 36 to $ 60)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 71
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1224/month
($ 795 to $ 2283)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1470
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 752/month
($ 498 to $ 1291)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1175
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2977/month
($ 1588 to $ 8433)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2352
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1522/month
($ 864 to $ 2481)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1853
Gym
Gym
$ 97/month
($ 46 to $ 150)

137% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 748/month
($ 299 to $ 1985)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1008
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 21010/yr
($ 9922 to $ 24801)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17632

Leisure activity budget in Tokyo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Tokyo is 65% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 18/ticket
($ 15 to $ 21)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 33/hr
($ 15 to $ 71)

90% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Tokyo

On average, shopping budget in Tokyo is 15% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5/pack
($ 4.4 to $ 6)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 73
($ 34 to $ 101)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 47
($ 26 to $ 90)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 88
($ 51 to $ 150)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 144
($ 71 to $ 249)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Tokyo
New York City → Tokyo
New York City → Tokyo
$ 1201
(fair price: $ 869)
Los Angeles → Tokyo
Los Angeles  → Tokyo
Los Angeles  → Tokyo
$ 868
(fair price: $ 751)
Manchester → Tokyo
Manchester → Tokyo
Manchester → Tokyo
$ 919
(fair price: $ 807)
London → Tokyo
London → Tokyo
London → Tokyo
$ 990
(fair price: $ 764)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tokyo
Toronto (Ontario) → Tokyo
Toronto (Ontario) → Tokyo
$ 1101
(fair price: $ 935)
Dublin → Tokyo
Dublin → Tokyo
Dublin → Tokyo
$ 849
(fair price: $ 746)
Edinburgh → Tokyo
Edinburgh → Tokyo
Edinburgh → Tokyo
$ 955
(fair price: $ 827)
Montreal → Tokyo
Montreal → Tokyo
Montreal → Tokyo
$ 1081
(fair price: $ 931)
Auckland → Tokyo
Auckland → Tokyo
Auckland → Tokyo
$ 1025
(fair price: $ 715)
Sydney → Tokyo
Sydney → Tokyo
Sydney → Tokyo
$ 707
(fair price: $ 590)
Perth → Tokyo
Perth → Tokyo
Perth → Tokyo
$ 774
(fair price: $ 605)
Melbourne → Tokyo
Melbourne → Tokyo
Melbourne → Tokyo
$ 763
(fair price: $ 586)

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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 25-06-2020.

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