Cost guide to Tokyo

Find out the average costs of basic food and drink in Tokyo for your next big trip to Japan. Get the right price for everything from a beer to a rice ball.

Good Food has created this handy infographic so you can get an at-a-glance view of the average costs for food and drink in Tokyo and plan your trip with a budget in mind. We've taken your most common buys – from a jug of beer to an afternoon snack – to keep you fuelled-up for sightseeing. Need your prices in Yen? We've got you covered: 

Cup of coffee = ¥220 
Soft drink (vending machine) = ¥140
Jug of beer (500ml) = ¥500
Cocktail (in an izakaya) = ¥400
Neighbourhood meal for two (no alcohol) = ¥3000
Afternoon snack (bakery item/rice ball) = ¥130
 

How is tipping done in Tokyo?

Tipping is almost never done in Japan. You can show your appreciation by ordering a lot, thanking the server/chef as you leave by saying "gochisosama deshita" (“it was a feast”) and by being a return customer. 
 

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What's your top tip for living like a local in Tokyo? Leave a comment below...
 

These prices are accurate as of March 2018. If you think any of this information is out of date please email us at goodfoodwebsite@bbc.com.

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