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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Tokyo Reverse

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You would need around 530,592.80¥ (4,504.76$) in Tokyo to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,800.00$ 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 0.33% lower than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 6.15% lower than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 16.83% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 26.26% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 8.15% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 20.96% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Tokyo      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $     8.28 $      -36.32 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 54.50 $     42.45 $      -22.11 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.99 $     5.52 $      -21.05 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     3.40 $      -2.97 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $     4.25 $      -5.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.92 $     3.22 $      -17.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.82 $     1.17 $      -35.40 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     0.93 $      -36.08 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.09 $     1.62 $      +49.06 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.61 $     1.62 $      -38.10 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     4.61 $      +60.08 %
Eggs (12) 2.43 $     1.99 $      -18.19 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.79 $     17.26 $      +46.42 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.80 $     7.80 $      -0.04 %
Apples (1kg) 4.07 $     4.83 $      +18.68 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.78 $     4.66 $      +23.24 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     5.73 $      +33.25 %
Potato (1kg) 2.48 $     3.18 $      +28.46 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.56 $     1.83 $      +17.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.17 $      -32.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $     12.74 $      -9.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $     2.07 $      -8.08 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.95 $     2.64 $      -10.39 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.10 $     3.74 $      -47.39 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     1.36 $      -9.44 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     84.90 $      +41.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     6.03 $      +50.70 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $     2.50 $      -10.43 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     25.72 $      -4.72 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.29 $      +45.22 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,400.00 $     22,456.17 $      -7.97 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 234.86 $     166.16 $      -29.25 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.47 $      +5.81 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.62 $     31.66 $      -42.03 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.89 $     80.23 $      +54.60 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.56 $     14.22 $      -34.03 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     15.28 $      +27.35 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.90 $     66.86 $      +39.57 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.54 $     47.40 $      -8.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 86.33 $     71.81 $      -16.82 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 97.41 $     97.96 $      +0.57 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,557.84 $     1,105.65 $      -29.03 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 886.62 $     589.83 $      -33.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,715.22 $     2,559.14 $      -5.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,584.26 $     1,366.90 $      -13.72 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,529.52 $     5,298.98 $      +109.49 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,400.57 $     3,755.76 $      +168.16 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,603.81 $     2,673.18 $      -25.82 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     1.94      -55.89 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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