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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Tokyo Reverse

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You would need around 531,603.41¥ (4,848.85$) in Tokyo to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,800.00$ in Houston, TX (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 6.84% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 1.02% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 9.61% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 21.58% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 15.93% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 22.40% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Tokyo      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.98 $     8.21 $      -36.76 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 53.00 $     45.61 $      -13.95 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.99 $     5.93 $      -15.18 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     3.65 $      +4.24 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.75 $     4.56 $      -3.99 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.82 $     3.43 $      -10.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.24 $      -30.93 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     0.99 $      -32.22 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.76 $      +64.29 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.60 $     1.74 $      -32.93 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     4.62 $      +60.65 %
Eggs (12) 2.45 $     2.08 $      -15.14 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.91 $     18.76 $      +57.53 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.91 $     7.84 $      -0.98 %
Apples (1kg) 4.11 $     5.18 $      +26.06 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.75 $     4.86 $      +29.47 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.16 $     6.75 $      +62.42 %
Potato (1kg) 2.44 $     3.45 $      +41.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.53 $     1.94 $      +26.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $     1.23 $      -30.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.25 $     13.68 $      -3.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $     2.18 $      -0.34 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.78 $     2.86 $      +3.03 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.10 $     4.01 $      -43.47 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     1.50 $      +0.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     91.21 $      +52.02 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     6.48 $      +61.90 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.64 $     2.66 $      +0.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     27.64 $      +2.36 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.90 $     1.39 $      +55.19 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,900.00 $     22,802.94 $      -8.42 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 239.52 $     184.75 $      -22.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.52 $      +17.10 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.39 $     34.70 $      -36.20 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.67 $     83.83 $      +59.17 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.56 $     15.28 $      -29.12 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     16.42 $      +36.82 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.00 $     71.22 $      +48.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.64 $     54.08 $      +0.82 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 86.84 $     78.23 $      -9.92 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.07 $     104.59 $      +8.87 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,575.08 $     1,136.14 $      -27.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 882.83 $     631.64 $      -28.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,728.26 $     2,809.32 $      +2.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,596.15 $     1,533.66 $      -3.92 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,516.77 $     5,631.46 $      +123.76 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,400.57 $     4,001.79 $      +185.72 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,582.76 $     2,808.65 $      -21.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     2.00      -54.52 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014September, 2014
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