Originally Posted by ACN
Thanks for the info. Alot to read, but the food prices really helped me.
Remember, those are all examples of things that may be more expensive in Japan. It should not necessarily be used as a guide to typical food prices. You can get a big bowl of ramen for 400-600 yen, and a full set dinner with miso soup, salad, rice, and entree for 600-900 yen. You can buy a large bottle of tea, cola, etc in a supermarket for only a little more than a can costs from the vending machine, and yet a cola in a restaurant will cost you 300-600 yen! There are many ways to save on food in Japan, and while some things like melons are expensive, others are actually cheaper than they typically are in the states!