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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Tokyo Reverse

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You would need around 509,605.29¥ (4,330.98$) in Tokyo to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,700.00$ 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 2.62% lower than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 7.85% lower than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 17.51% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 28.50% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 4.91% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 18.88% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Tokyo      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.61 $     8.07 $      -40.69 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57.00 $     42.49 $      -25.45 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $     5.52 $      -21.08 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     3.82 $      +9.27 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.62 $     4.25 $      -8.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.89 $     3.27 $      -15.80 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.80 $     1.17 $      -35.02 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $     0.93 $      -36.42 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.66 $      +54.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.66 $     1.56 $      -41.52 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.96 $     4.76 $      +60.97 %
Eggs (12) 2.53 $     2.08 $      -17.89 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.07 $     16.47 $      +36.54 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.09 $     7.80 $      -3.57 %
Apples (1kg) 4.15 $     4.89 $      +17.78 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.80 $     4.48 $      +17.94 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.40 $     5.48 $      +24.34 %
Potato (1kg) 2.48 $     3.02 $      +21.90 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.55 $     1.81 $      +16.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $     1.16 $      -32.50 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     12.75 $      -15.01 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $     2.03 $      -8.42 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.95 $     2.78 $      -5.73 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.15 $     3.74 $      -47.70 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     1.44 $      -3.68 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     84.99 $      +41.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     6.03 $      +50.85 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $     2.51 $      -10.34 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     25.75 $      -4.63 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.88 $     1.30 $      +47.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $     23,711.38 $      -1.20 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 233.48 $     167.06 $      -28.45 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.40 $      -10.04 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 53.52 $     32.32 $      -39.61 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.30 $     79.66 $      +52.31 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.80 $     14.24 $      -34.70 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     15.30 $      +27.48 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.19 $     66.93 $      +41.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.67 $     44.31 $      -12.54 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 85.79 $     71.88 $      -16.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.44 $     89.89 $      -6.80 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,519.91 $     1,106.44 $      -27.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 886.29 $     585.47 $      -33.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,705.43 $     2,470.69 $      -8.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,562.04 $     1,342.80 $      -14.04 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,495.84 $     5,412.22 $      +116.85 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,377.78 $     3,824.42 $      +177.58 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,617.10 $     2,703.76 $      -25.25 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.45     1.89      -57.61 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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