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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 4.50% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 2.86% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 24.52% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 33.91% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 0.84% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 21.03% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,201.93 ¥      +50.24 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     5,408.69 ¥      +35.22 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥     781.25 ¥      +20.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 380.00 ¥     420.68 ¥      +10.70 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     600.96 ¥      +20.19 %
Cappuccino (regular) 365.77 ¥     445.77 ¥      +21.87 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.91 ¥     196.83 ¥      +48.09 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.74 ¥     155.87 ¥      +47.41 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 184.63 ¥     121.85 ¥      -34.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 173.98 ¥     295.18 ¥      +69.66 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 442.80 ¥     372.49 ¥      -15.88 %
Eggs (12) 217.95 ¥     284.62 ¥      +30.59 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,727.14 ¥     1,146.50 ¥      -33.62 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 795.01 ¥     964.94 ¥      +21.37 %
Apples (1kg) 508.37 ¥     461.79 ¥      -9.16 %
Oranges (1kg) 427.85 ¥     458.70 ¥      +7.21 %
Tomato (1kg) 614.31 ¥     469.72 ¥      -23.54 %
Potato (1kg) 307.44 ¥     297.15 ¥      -3.35 %
Lettuce (1 head) 174.53 ¥     192.81 ¥      +10.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 130.93 ¥     214.97 ¥      +64.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥     1,442.32 ¥      +20.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 277.13 ¥     207.14 ¥      -25.25 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 345.03 ¥     262.87 ¥      -23.81 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     721.16 ¥      +63.90 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     240.39 ¥      +20.19 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,692.35 ¥      -23.08 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 670.00 ¥     360.58 ¥      -46.18 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 300.00 ¥     186.71 ¥      -37.76 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,605.79 ¥      +20.19 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 156.48 ¥     97.83 ¥      -37.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,524,053.00 ¥      -4.57 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,824.59 ¥     18,957.11 ¥      -8.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 43.49 ¥     18.03 ¥      -58.54 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,726.12 ¥     5,636.68 ¥      +51.27 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,462.07 ¥     4,568.25 ¥      -46.01 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,485.00 ¥     2,207.42 ¥      +48.65 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,201.93 ¥      -33.23 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,760.64 ¥     4,898.65 ¥      -36.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,264.60 ¥     4,291.14 ¥      +0.62 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 8,069.93 ¥     9,301.53 ¥      +15.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,474.07 ¥     10,185.44 ¥      +7.51 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 87,175.10 ¥     114,520.14 ¥      +31.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 50,617.65 ¥     90,732.37 ¥      +79.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 186,905.77 ¥     198,823.63 ¥      +6.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 117,870.97 ¥     151,825.36 ¥      +28.81 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 642,768.88 ¥     234,461.69 ¥      -63.52 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 373,924.81 ¥     155,419.49 ¥      -58.44 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 253,482.66 ¥     315,566.97 ¥      +24.49 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.86     4.21      +125.93 %
 
Last updateMarch, 2015March, 2015
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