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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 1.58% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 4.25% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 20.19% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 37.82% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 2.28% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 16.70% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
(6.51 $)
    1,228.75 ¥
(10.00 $)
     +53.59 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥
(32.55 $)
    5,529.38 ¥
(45.00 $)
     +38.23 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥
(5.29 $)
    798.69 ¥
(6.50 $)
     +22.87 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 390.00 ¥
(3.17 $)
    430.06 ¥
(3.50 $)
     +10.27 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥
(4.07 $)
    614.38 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +22.88 %
Cappuccino (regular) 370.05 ¥
(3.01 $)
    457.50 ¥
(3.72 $)
     +23.63 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 133.83 ¥
(1.09 $)
    202.05 ¥
(1.64 $)
     +50.97 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.41 ¥
(0.87 $)
    163.17 ¥
(1.33 $)
     +53.33 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 694.71 ¥
(5.65 $)
    467.90 ¥
(3.81 $)
     -32.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 153.54 ¥
(1.25 $)
    277.06 ¥
(2.25 $)
     +80.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 201.91 ¥
(1.64 $)
    179.59 ¥
(1.46 $)
     -11.06 %
Eggs (12) 214.89 ¥
(1.75 $)
    297.66 ¥
(2.42 $)
     +38.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 798.29 ¥
(6.50 $)
    541.02 ¥
(4.40 $)
     -32.23 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 367.88 ¥
(2.99 $)
    462.07 ¥
(3.76 $)
     +25.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 258.23 ¥
(2.10 $)
    219.90 ¥
(1.79 $)
     -14.84 %
Oranges (1 lb) 202.90 ¥
(1.65 $)
    220.18 ¥
(1.79 $)
     +8.52 %
Tomato (1 lb) 298.36 ¥
(2.43 $)
    218.67 ¥
(1.78 $)
     -26.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 145.39 ¥
(1.18 $)
    143.93 ¥
(1.17 $)
     -1.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 176.34 ¥
(1.44 $)
    194.11 ¥
(1.58 $)
     +10.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 137.23 ¥
(1.12 $)
    217.35 ¥
(1.77 $)
     +58.38 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(9.77 $)
    1,474.50 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +22.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 278.12 ¥
(2.26 $)
    212.12 ¥
(1.73 $)
     -23.73 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 351.81 ¥
(2.86 $)
    279.84 ¥
(2.28 $)
     -20.46 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥
(3.66 $)
    737.25 ¥
(6.00 $)
     +63.83 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.63 $)
    245.75 ¥
(2.00 $)
     +22.87 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,000.00 ¥
(73.25 $)
    7,618.25 ¥
(62.00 $)
     -15.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 680.00 ¥
(5.53 $)
    368.62 ¥
(3.00 $)
     -45.79 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 ¥
(3.93 $)
    307.19 ¥
(2.50 $)
     -36.37 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,030.00 ¥
(24.66 $)
    3,686.25 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +21.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 583.87 ¥
(4.75 $)
    353.92 ¥
(2.88 $)
     -39.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,642,500.00 ¥
(21,505.60 $)
    2,580,375.00 ¥
(21,000.00 $)
     -2.35 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 21,197.67 ¥
(172.51 $)
    19,457.41 ¥
(158.35 $)
     -8.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.98 ¥
(0.32 $)
    19.79 ¥
(0.16 $)
     -49.22 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,003.04 ¥
(32.58 $)
    5,789.21 ¥
(47.11 $)
     +44.62 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,368.57 ¥
(68.11 $)
    4,590.68 ¥
(37.36 $)
     -45.14 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,467.86 ¥
(11.95 $)
    2,299.86 ¥
(18.72 $)
     +56.68 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(14.65 $)
    1,228.75 ¥
(10.00 $)
     -31.74 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,001.88 ¥
(65.12 $)
    5,018.34 ¥
(40.84 $)
     -37.29 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,011.36 ¥
(32.65 $)
    4,379.32 ¥
(35.64 $)
     +9.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,616.41 ¥
(70.12 $)
    9,486.01 ¥
(77.20 $)
     +10.09 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,766.67 ¥
(79.48 $)
    10,605.00 ¥
(86.31 $)
     +8.58 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 92,721.12 ¥
(754.60 $)
    119,443.97 ¥
(972.08 $)
     +28.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 55,816.51 ¥
(454.25 $)
    93,584.03 ¥
(761.62 $)
     +67.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 207,011.21 ¥
(1,684.73 $)
    205,739.61 ¥
(1,674.38 $)
     -0.61 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 125,620.69 ¥
(1,022.35 $)
    159,551.71 ¥
(1,298.49 $)
     +27.01 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 116,381.99 ¥
(947.16 $)
    24,978.27 ¥
(203.28 $)
     -78.54 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 60,993.20 ¥
(496.38 $)
    16,132.62 ¥
(131.29 $)
     -73.55 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 268,247.81 ¥
(2,183.10 $)
    326,354.99 ¥
(2,655.99 $)
     +21.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.83     4.20      +130.29 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
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Currency: JPY