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Cost of Living Comparison Between Houston, TX and Tokyo Reverse

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You would need around 536,494.63¥ (4,907.79$) in Tokyo to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,800.00$ 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 8.11% higher than in Houston, TX
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tokyo are 2.25% higher than in Houston, TX
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 8.48% lower than in Houston, TX
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 19.46% lower than in Houston, TX
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 15.94% higher than in Houston, TX
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 23.58% lower than in Houston, TX

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  Houston, TX  Tokyo      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.49 $     8.23 $      -34.08 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.00 $     45.74 $      -12.04 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.94 $     5.95 $      -14.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     3.66 $      +4.55 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.62 $     4.57 $      -1.10 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.84 $     3.45 $      -10.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.78 $     1.26 $      -29.45 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.45 $     0.99 $      -31.37 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.08 $     1.75 $      +61.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.61 $     1.73 $      -33.78 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.88 $     4.91 $      +70.52 %
Eggs (12) 2.42 $     2.12 $      -12.29 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 11.79 $     18.60 $      +57.77 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.80 $     8.40 $      +7.77 %
Apples (1kg) 4.11 $     5.13 $      +24.85 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.78 $     4.87 $      +28.78 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.30 $     6.17 $      +43.57 %
Potato (1kg) 2.48 $     3.35 $      +35.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.55 $     1.95 $      +25.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     1.25 $      -27.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $     12.35 $      -11.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $     2.20 $      -2.23 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.95 $     2.87 $      -2.51 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.05 $     4.03 $      -42.91 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $     1.46 $      -2.42 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $     91.48 $      +52.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $     6.49 $      +62.37 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $     2.70 $      -3.49 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.00 $     27.72 $      +2.66 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.89 $     1.39 $      +55.99 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,800.00 $     24,196.13 $      -2.43 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 239.91 $     183.19 $      -23.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 $     0.56 $      +27.15 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54.39 $     35.12 $      -35.43 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.89 $     84.08 $      +62.02 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.56 $     15.32 $      -28.92 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     16.47 $      +37.22 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.90 $     71.42 $      +49.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.54 $     51.08 $      -0.90 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 86.33 $     77.38 $      -10.38 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.62 $     105.55 $      +9.24 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,557.84 $     1,179.36 $      -24.30 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 886.62 $     637.81 $      -28.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,715.22 $     2,828.80 $      +4.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,587.50 $     1,501.66 $      -5.41 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,529.52 $     5,607.39 $      +121.68 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,407.38 $     4,009.98 $      +184.92 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,605.25 $     2,816.87 $      -21.87 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.40     2.00      -54.54 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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