Numbeo

Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

Switch to:

For major cities in those countries you could get probably more relevant data by specifying cities itself.

First city:
Second city:
Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in United States are 14.01% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 8.06% lower than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 8.41% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 22.59% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 10.99% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 41.03% higher than in Japan

Currency: Default Currency      Switch to imperial measurement units
  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,093.15 ¥      +36.64 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     4,919.18 ¥      +22.98 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     710.55 ¥      +9.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 380.00 ¥     382.60 ¥      +0.68 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     546.58 ¥      +9.32 %
Cappuccino (regular) 368.45 ¥     402.27 ¥      +9.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.85 ¥     176.91 ¥      +33.16 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.85 ¥     141.35 ¥      +33.54 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 184.15 ¥     110.51 ¥      -39.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 175.50 ¥     265.56 ¥      +51.32 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 478.72 ¥     333.09 ¥      -30.42 %
Eggs (12) 215.07 ¥     253.20 ¥      +17.73 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,783.57 ¥     1,042.19 ¥      -41.57 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 858.77 ¥     853.56 ¥      -0.61 %
Apples (1kg) 535.64 ¥     418.11 ¥      -21.94 %
Oranges (1kg) 458.53 ¥     411.18 ¥      -10.33 %
Tomato (1kg) 605.48 ¥     419.26 ¥      -30.76 %
Potato (1kg) 322.40 ¥     263.04 ¥      -18.41 %
Lettuce (1 head) 183.64 ¥     172.01 ¥      -6.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 139.29 ¥     193.59 ¥      +38.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥     1,311.78 ¥      +9.31 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 268.86 ¥     251.86 ¥      -6.32 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 319.26 ¥     361.08 ¥      +13.10 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     655.89 ¥      +49.07 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     218.63 ¥      +9.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,542.74 ¥      -24.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥     327.94 ¥      -53.15 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 314.10 ¥     169.81 ¥      -45.94 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,279.45 ¥      +9.31 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 153.74 ¥     104.47 ¥      -32.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,295,615.00 ¥      -13.21 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,073.83 ¥     17,510.85 ¥      -12.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 52.38 ¥     17.32 ¥      -66.93 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,742.17 ¥     5,148.37 ¥      +37.58 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,545.45 ¥     4,316.47 ¥      -49.49 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,538.89 ¥     1,953.48 ¥      +26.94 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,093.15 ¥      -39.27 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,855.04 ¥     4,493.17 ¥      -42.80 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,624.97 ¥     3,925.26 ¥      -15.13 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 7,997.93 ¥     8,432.03 ¥      +5.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,860.00 ¥     9,258.17 ¥      -6.10 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 99,515.23 ¥     112,245.33 ¥      +12.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,219.51 ¥     84,579.61 ¥      +42.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 208,967.62 ¥     189,636.34 ¥      -9.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 120,593.75 ¥     142,917.62 ¥      +18.51 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 603,167.36 ¥     208,106.53 ¥      -65.50 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 394,742.81 ¥     137,528.25 ¥      -65.16 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 279,155.77 ¥     361,956.16 ¥      +29.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00     4.21      +110.67 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
Contributors (past 18 months)3609393
Currency: JPY