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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 14.94% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 9.05% lower than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 7.28% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 21.17% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 12.00% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 40.71% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,080.42 ¥      +35.05 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     4,861.89 ¥      +21.55 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     702.27 ¥      +8.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 380.00 ¥     378.15 ¥      -0.49 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     540.21 ¥      +8.04 %
Cappuccino (regular) 368.25 ¥     397.46 ¥      +7.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.77 ¥     174.86 ¥      +31.70 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.77 ¥     139.69 ¥      +32.08 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 184.04 ¥     109.25 ¥      -40.64 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 175.50 ¥     262.41 ¥      +49.53 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 478.49 ¥     328.96 ¥      -31.25 %
Eggs (12) 215.07 ¥     250.33 ¥      +16.39 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,783.57 ¥     1,028.86 ¥      -42.31 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 858.05 ¥     844.23 ¥      -1.61 %
Apples (1kg) 535.35 ¥     413.08 ¥      -22.84 %
Oranges (1kg) 458.23 ¥     405.96 ¥      -11.41 %
Tomato (1kg) 604.93 ¥     415.25 ¥      -31.36 %
Potato (1kg) 322.16 ¥     259.53 ¥      -19.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 183.56 ¥     169.81 ¥      -7.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 139.24 ¥     191.26 ¥      +37.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥     1,296.50 ¥      +8.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 268.73 ¥     249.28 ¥      -7.24 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 319.26 ¥     357.18 ¥      +11.88 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     648.25 ¥      +47.33 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     216.08 ¥      +8.04 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,454.90 ¥      -25.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥     324.13 ¥      -53.70 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 316.00 ¥     167.84 ¥      -46.89 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,241.26 ¥      +8.04 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 153.74 ¥     103.34 ¥      -32.78 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,268,882.00 ¥      -14.22 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,073.83 ¥     17,307.18 ¥      -13.78 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 52.38 ¥     17.12 ¥      -67.31 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,740.30 ¥     5,086.26 ¥      +35.99 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,545.45 ¥     4,269.75 ¥      -50.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,466.67 ¥     1,926.23 ¥      +31.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,080.42 ¥      -39.98 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,852.39 ¥     4,445.49 ¥      -43.39 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,612.96 ¥     3,883.64 ¥      -15.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 7,983.23 ¥     8,341.32 ¥      +4.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,860.00 ¥     9,147.66 ¥      -7.22 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 99,486.66 ¥     111,089.19 ¥      +11.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,219.51 ¥     83,571.67 ¥      +41.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 208,862.14 ¥     187,696.89 ¥      -10.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 120,593.75 ¥     141,345.94 ¥      +17.21 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 608,946.94 ¥     205,178.08 ¥      -66.31 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 390,562.46 ¥     135,811.82 ¥      -65.23 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 278,816.95 ¥     356,830.55 ¥      +27.98 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00     4.21      +110.52 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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