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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 20.28% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 15.14% lower than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 1.05% lower than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 13.60% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 18.03% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 40.75% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,014.90 ¥      +26.86 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     4,567.07 ¥      +14.18 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     659.69 ¥      +1.49 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 390.00 ¥     355.22 ¥      -8.92 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     507.45 ¥      +1.49 %
Cappuccino (regular) 368.23 ¥     371.57 ¥      +0.91 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.09 ¥     162.71 ¥      +23.19 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.96 ¥     130.37 ¥      +23.03 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 183.82 ¥     101.74 ¥      -44.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 172.41 ¥     246.08 ¥      +42.73 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 473.96 ¥     305.42 ¥      -35.56 %
Eggs (12) 213.60 ¥     232.37 ¥      +8.79 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,736.64 ¥     966.70 ¥      -44.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 847.52 ¥     788.21 ¥      -7.00 %
Apples (1kg) 545.20 ¥     385.82 ¥      -29.23 %
Oranges (1kg) 476.53 ¥     376.90 ¥      -20.91 %
Tomato (1kg) 597.06 ¥     389.71 ¥      -34.73 %
Potato (1kg) 329.91 ¥     242.36 ¥      -26.54 %
Lettuce (1 head) 191.66 ¥     159.22 ¥      -16.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 143.51 ¥     179.32 ¥      +24.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,300.00 ¥     1,217.89 ¥      -6.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 267.47 ¥     234.88 ¥      -12.18 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 312.80 ¥     331.84 ¥      +6.09 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     608.94 ¥      +38.40 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     202.98 ¥      +1.49 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,104.33 ¥      -28.96 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥     304.47 ¥      -56.50 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 312.10 ¥     157.66 ¥      -49.48 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     2,943.22 ¥      -1.89 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 152.28 ¥     97.65 ¥      -35.88 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥     2,111,002.40 ¥      -15.56 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,311.96 ¥     16,314.77 ¥      -19.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 53.15 ¥     15.42 ¥      -70.99 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,797.30 ¥     4,745.71 ¥      +24.98 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,690.00 ¥     4,010.65 ¥      -53.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,400.00 ¥     1,865.66 ¥      +33.26 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,014.90 ¥      -43.62 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,793.30 ¥     4,172.95 ¥      -46.45 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,747.81 ¥     3,709.87 ¥      -21.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 8,017.14 ¥     7,807.96 ¥      -2.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,226.67 ¥     8,567.25 ¥      -7.15 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 98,885.95 ¥     103,231.32 ¥      +4.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,200.00 ¥     77,663.34 ¥      +31.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 212,300.33 ¥     175,238.75 ¥      -17.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 122,781.25 ¥     131,862.24 ¥      +7.40 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 557,365.32 ¥     196,947.53 ¥      -64.66 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 381,444.85 ¥     126,902.79 ¥      -66.73 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 280,279.41 ¥     334,755.47 ¥      +19.44 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00     4.18      +109.24 %
 
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