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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Tokyo Reverse

You would need around 540,844.49¥ (5,302.14$) in Tokyo to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,800.00$ in Houston, TX (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 16.50% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 10.46% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 0.43% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 13.61% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 28.32% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 22.51% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Tokyo      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.98 $     9.07 $      -30.14 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 51.00 $     49.02 $      -3.89 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.99 $     6.37 $      -8.84 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     4.41 $      +26.04 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.75 $     4.90 $      +3.19 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.79 $     3.65 $      -3.72 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.34 $      -24.92 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.46 $     1.06 $      -27.29 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.07 $     1.89 $      +77.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.60 $     1.83 $      -29.55 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     4.94 $      +71.47 %
Eggs (12) 2.44 $     2.26 $      -7.54 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.91 $     20.26 $      +70.15 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.67 $     9.07 $      +18.19 %
Apples (1kg) 4.13 $     5.64 $      +36.59 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.78 $     5.56 $      +47.11 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.16 $     7.17 $      +72.43 %
Potato (1kg) 2.44 $     3.92 $      +60.66 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $     2.11 $      +40.95 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.35 $      -21.86 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $     14.71 $      +5.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $     2.40 $      +8.49 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.80 $     3.04 $      +8.72 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     4.31 $      -38.38 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     1.57 $      +4.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     98.03 $      +63.39 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     6.96 $      +74.01 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.64 $     2.88 $      +8.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     29.70 $      +10.02 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.91 $     1.48 $      +63.43 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,900.00 $     24,508.63 $      -1.57 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 242.97 $     193.85 $      -20.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.56 $      +25.86 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.36 $     38.29 $      -30.84 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.89 $     91.89 $      +77.06 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.56 $     15.36 $      -28.75 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     17.65 $      +47.05 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.00 $     74.02 $      +54.20 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.33 $     63.72 $      +19.48 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 86.39 $     85.29 $      -1.27 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 95.71 $     105.20 $      +9.91 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,583.12 $     1,257.60 $      -20.56 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 894.98 $     688.82 $      -23.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,745.45 $     3,167.27 $      +15.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,620.00 $     1,688.81 $      +4.25 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,516.77 $     5,824.56 $      +131.43 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,400.57 $     4,356.27 $      +211.03 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,582.76 $     3,066.88 $      -14.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.39     2.00      -54.45 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2014July, 2014
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