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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Tokyo Reverse

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You would need around 536,755.26¥ (5,006.35$) in Tokyo to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,800.00$ 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 10.39% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 4.30% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 6.81% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 17.39% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 18.51% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 23.55% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Tokyo      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     8.39 $      -30.05 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 53.00 $     46.64 $      -12.01 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.99 $     6.06 $      -13.27 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     3.73 $      +6.59 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.75 $     4.66 $      -1.82 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.82 $     3.52 $      -7.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.78 $     1.28 $      -28.21 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.44 $     1.01 $      -29.81 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.08 $     1.78 $      +65.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.61 $     1.76 $      -32.61 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     5.00 $      +73.86 %
Eggs (12) 2.42 $     2.16 $      -10.65 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.85 $     18.97 $      +60.06 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.87 $     8.56 $      +8.85 %
Apples (1kg) 4.07 $     5.23 $      +28.62 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.72 $     4.97 $      +33.52 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.16 $     6.30 $      +51.50 %
Potato (1kg) 2.46 $     3.42 $      +39.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.55 $     1.98 $      +28.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.27 $      -26.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $     12.59 $      -10.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $     2.25 $      -0.32 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.87 $     2.93 $      +1.91 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.10 $     4.10 $      -42.20 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     1.49 $      -0.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     93.27 $      +55.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     6.62 $      +65.56 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.64 $     2.75 $      +4.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     28.26 $      +4.67 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.42 $      +59.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,900.00 $     24,670.08 $      -0.92 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 239.52 $     186.78 $      -22.02 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 $     0.58 $      +28.17 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.39 $     35.81 $      -34.17 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.67 $     85.72 $      +62.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.56 $     15.62 $      -27.52 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     16.79 $      +39.91 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.30 $     72.82 $      +50.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.50 $     52.08 $      -0.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 87.11 $     78.89 $      -9.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.00 $     107.62 $      +12.10 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,557.84 $     1,200.61 $      -22.93 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 886.62 $     650.30 $      -26.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,715.22 $     2,884.21 $      +6.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,587.50 $     1,531.07 $      -3.55 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,529.52 $     5,697.98 $      +125.26 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,407.38 $     4,083.05 $      +190.12 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,596.17 $     2,867.64 $      -20.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     2.00      -54.52 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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