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Cost of living in Hiroshima, Japan

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Exchange rate: 0.00888 EUR / JPY


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JPY
Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business
1,415
district

EUR
(13)

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or


similar)

795

(7)

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast

1,460

(13)

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk

256

(2.27)

12 eggs, large

269

(2.39)

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket

175

(1.55)

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality

1,000

(9)

2 liters of Coca-Cola

218

(1.93)

Bread for 2 people for 1 day

500

(4.44)

Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished
accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

JPY

EUR

162,875

(1,446)

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished


accommodation in NORMAL area

72,000

(639)

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2


people in 85m2 flat

15,500

(138)

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in


200,000
EXPENSIVE area

(1,775)

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in


50,000
NORMAL area

(444)

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1


person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)

5,000

(44)

40 flat screen TV

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp,


or equivalent brands)

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)

Hourly rate for cleaning help

JPY

Clothes

EUR

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)

6,000

(53)

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or


similar retailers)

6,000

(53)

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent


brands)

7,500

(67)

1 pair of mens leather business shoes

7,500

(67)

JPY
EUR
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with
3,500,000 (31,063)
no extras, new
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas

189

(1.68)

Monthly ticket public transport

6,000

(53)

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)

JPY
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or
1,800
equivalent brands)

EUR
(16)

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)

250

(2.22)

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)

4 rolls of toilet paper

99

(0.88)

Tube of toothpaste

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city

1,500

(13)

JPY

Entertainment

EUR

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub

3,624

(32)

2 tickets to the movies

3,868

(34)

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)

6,000

(53)

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area


including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert

6,000

(53)

1 cocktail drink in downtown club

850

(8)

Cappuccino in expat area of the city

400

(3.55)

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)

700

(6)

iPod nano 16GB

16,000

(142)

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)

1 month of gym membership in business district

10,500

(93)

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes

WARNING! These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are
mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different
people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2016.