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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Tokyo 

You would need around 555,109.24¥ (5,422.31$) in Tokyo to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,700.00$ in Houston, TX (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Tokyo are 20.02% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 15.37% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 6.85% higher than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 9.22% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 29.90% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 24.85% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Tokyo      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.50 $     9.42 $      -24.61 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $     48.84 $      -2.32 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.75 $     6.35 $      -5.94 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $     4.64 $      +54.66 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $     4.88 $      +8.53 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $     3.70 $      -0.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.78 $     1.40 $      -21.61 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.48 $     1.09 $      -26.23 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.04 $     1.90 $      +83.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.53 $     1.86 $      -26.57 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     5.11 $      +77.50 %
Eggs (12) 2.34 $     2.27 $      -3.19 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.64 $     19.25 $      +65.47 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.77 $     9.37 $      +20.59 %
Apples (1kg) 4.02 $     5.81 $      +44.66 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.62 $     5.17 $      +42.79 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.20 $     7.10 $      +68.95 %
Potato (1kg) 2.42 $     4.03 $      +66.64 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.48 $     2.03 $      +37.84 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $     1.44 $      -18.07 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $     13.19 $      +1.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $     2.49 $      +23.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.58 $     3.07 $      +18.99 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     4.30 $      -38.60 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     1.56 $      +4.19 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     97.68 $      +62.80 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     6.94 $      +73.38 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $     2.87 $      +2.53 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $     29.60 $      +7.63 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.90 $     1.48 $      +64.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $     24,420.02 $      +1.75 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 240.21 $     207.04 $      -13.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.41 $     0.59 $      +42.76 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.48 $     37.42 $      -32.54 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.78 $     92.41 $      +85.64 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.86 $     15.30 $      -26.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     17.58 $      +46.52 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.65 $     75.70 $      +58.87 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.36 $     71.31 $      +36.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 86.00 $     86.94 $      +1.09 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 94.00 $     115.71 $      +23.10 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,510.27 $     1,360.62 $      -9.91 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 873.85 $     700.97 $      -19.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,652.17 $     3,279.26 $      +23.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,562.00 $     1,682.70 $      +7.73 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,402.05 $     5,830.47 $      +142.73 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,358.79 $     4,359.63 $      +220.85 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,572.78 $     3,097.52 $      -13.30 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.36     2.00      -54.15 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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