(Swedish) people often ask me: “But isn’t Tokyo really expensive?”
I usually reply: “Yes it is. But not as expensive as Stockholm.”
Ok, I’m exaggerating a bit. But on average, I think Stockholm and Tokyo are quite the same pricewise. Of course, I haven’t managed to have a coffee in Stockholm for 5,82 euro. But I also haven’t managed to order a regular beer in Tokyo for 8,96 euro.
Hand-brewed coffee in Tokyo Shimokitazawa: 630 yen = 5,82 euro.
Tapped beer at Stockholm Arlanda airport: 79 sek = 8,96 euro.