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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 15.82% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 9.98% lower than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 6.25% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 19.83% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 12.90% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 40.37% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,066.95 ¥      +33.37 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     4,801.28 ¥      +20.03 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     693.52 ¥      +6.70 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 380.00 ¥     373.43 ¥      -1.73 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     533.48 ¥      +6.70 %
Cappuccino (regular) 368.06 ¥     392.42 ¥      +6.62 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.69 ¥     172.68 ¥      +30.14 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.85 ¥     138.01 ¥      +30.39 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 183.94 ¥     107.90 ¥      -41.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 175.50 ¥     259.15 ¥      +47.67 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 478.19 ¥     325.31 ¥      -31.97 %
Eggs (12) 215.07 ¥     247.14 ¥      +14.91 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,783.57 ¥     1,016.29 ¥      -43.02 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 857.17 ¥     832.71 ¥      -2.85 %
Apples (1kg) 534.96 ¥     408.39 ¥      -23.66 %
Oranges (1kg) 457.81 ¥     400.75 ¥      -12.46 %
Tomato (1kg) 604.18 ¥     410.77 ¥      -32.01 %
Potato (1kg) 321.83 ¥     256.72 ¥      -20.23 %
Lettuce (1 head) 183.46 ¥     167.93 ¥      -8.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 139.18 ¥     189.12 ¥      +35.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥     1,280.34 ¥      +6.70 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 268.56 ¥     246.55 ¥      -8.20 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 319.26 ¥     353.01 ¥      +10.57 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     640.17 ¥      +45.49 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     213.39 ¥      +6.70 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,415.30 ¥      -25.85 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥     320.09 ¥      -54.27 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 316.00 ¥     165.74 ¥      -47.55 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,200.85 ¥      +6.69 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 153.74 ¥     102.06 ¥      -33.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,240,595.00 ¥      -15.29 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,073.83 ¥     17,110.32 ¥      -14.76 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 52.38 ¥     16.84 ¥      -67.86 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,738.68 ¥     5,020.77 ¥      +34.29 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,545.45 ¥     4,210.90 ¥      -50.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,466.67 ¥     1,916.54 ¥      +30.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,066.95 ¥      -40.72 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,846.00 ¥     4,392.45 ¥      -44.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,610.08 ¥     3,837.04 ¥      -16.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 7,983.23 ¥     8,237.71 ¥      +3.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,860.00 ¥     9,024.26 ¥      -8.48 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 98,406.86 ¥     109,710.64 ¥      +11.49 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,219.51 ¥     82,420.37 ¥      +39.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 208,718.34 ¥     185,181.13 ¥      -11.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 120,593.75 ¥     139,321.38 ¥      +15.53 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 608,433.52 ¥     202,499.74 ¥      -66.72 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 390,547.49 ¥     133,904.94 ¥      -65.71 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 278,590.53 ¥     352,053.45 ¥      +26.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00     4.21      +110.66 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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