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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Tokyo Reverse

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You would need around 525,593.99¥ (4,386.47$) in Tokyo to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,800.00$ 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 3.57% lower than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 8.62% lower than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 17.96% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 26.95% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 3.66% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 20.36% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Tokyo      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.31 $     8.35 $      -37.28 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 54.00 $     41.73 $      -22.72 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     5.42 $      -22.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     3.34 $      -4.62 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $     4.17 $      -7.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.86 $     3.19 $      -17.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.82 $     1.17 $      -35.65 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     0.92 $      -37.35 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.10 $     1.62 $      +47.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.65 $     1.53 $      -42.33 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.96 $     4.67 $      +58.08 %
Eggs (12) 2.50 $     2.01 $      -19.60 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.85 $     16.69 $      +40.87 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.96 $     7.67 $      -3.59 %
Apples (1kg) 4.13 $     4.68 $      +13.47 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.80 $     4.40 $      +15.82 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     5.38 $      +24.21 %
Potato (1kg) 2.51 $     2.97 $      +18.25 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.77 $      +13.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.74 $     1.16 $      -33.56 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.75 $     12.52 $      -15.13 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $     2.00 $      -9.52 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.87 $     2.62 $      -8.72 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.10 $     3.67 $      -48.28 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     1.42 $      -5.41 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     83.46 $      +39.10 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     5.93 $      +48.14 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $     2.46 $      -11.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     25.29 $      -6.34 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.28 $      +43.40 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $     22,074.50 $      -8.02 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 236.90 $     167.21 $      -29.42 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.39 $      -11.66 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.79 $     30.95 $      -42.47 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.89 $     78.22 $      +50.73 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.56 $     13.98 $      -35.15 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     15.02 $      +25.19 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.50 $     65.72 $      +38.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.67 $     43.52 $      -14.11 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 84.47 $     70.59 $      -16.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 95.65 $     88.27 $      -7.71 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,544.05 $     1,071.77 $      -30.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 885.86 $     579.81 $      -34.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,711.36 $     2,515.65 $      -7.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,575.96 $     1,343.67 $      -14.74 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,506.52 $     5,376.69 $      +114.51 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,387.91 $     3,755.59 $      +170.59 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,620.60 $     2,635.06 $      -27.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     1.94      -55.92 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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