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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Tokyo Reverse

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You would need around 528,563.27¥ (4,432.02$) in Tokyo to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,600.00$ 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 2.96% lower than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 3.65% lower than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 5.04% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 25.43% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 0.75% lower than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 25.19% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Tokyo      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     8.39 $      -30.12 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 58.00 $     41.93 $      -27.72 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $     5.45 $      -22.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     3.35 $      -4.17 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $     4.19 $      -6.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.93 $     3.21 $      -18.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.78 $     1.12 $      -37.01 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.38 $     0.94 $      -31.85 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.98 $     1.64 $      +67.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.89 $     1.56 $      -45.90 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.13 $     3.84 $      +22.84 %
Eggs (12) 2.60 $     2.21 $      -15.23 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.65 $     16.77 $      +43.98 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.04 $     7.19 $      -10.55 %
Apples (1kg) 4.49 $     4.82 $      +7.28 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.01 $     4.42 $      +10.27 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.36 $     5.59 $      +28.19 %
Potato (1kg) 2.87 $     2.73 $      -5.07 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $     1.69 $      +5.84 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $     1.08 $      -37.39 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     11.32 $      -24.53 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $     2.17 $      -10.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.19 $     3.04 $      -4.65 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.10 $     3.73 $      -47.45 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     1.51 $      +0.62 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     83.85 $      +39.75 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     6.12 $      +53.03 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.69 $     2.57 $      -4.53 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     25.41 $      -5.90 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.77 $     1.27 $      +66.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,400.00 $     23,394.26 $      -4.12 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 221.17 $     158.12 $      -28.50 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 $     0.39 $      -12.14 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.50 $     31.84 $      -36.95 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.27 $     80.26 $      +77.27 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.00 $     14.04 $      -36.16 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.50 $     15.09 $      +43.74 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.50 $     63.17 $      +38.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.29 $     43.72 $      -1.27 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.14 $     68.48 $      -13.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 93.25 $     95.67 $      +2.59 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,387.50 $     1,137.61 $      -18.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 880.19 $     568.98 $      -35.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,390.91 $     2,653.27 $      +10.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,461.54 $     1,424.62 $      -2.53 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,591.03 $     5,781.57 $      +123.14 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,371.05 $     4,052.77 $      +195.60 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,626.98 $     2,614.38 $      -27.92 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.44     1.86      -58.07 %
 
Last updateFebruary, 2015February, 2015
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Currency: USD