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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 0.47% higher than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 6.40% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 22.62% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 43.93% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 2.95% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 14.22% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
(6.47 $)
    1,360.86 ¥
(11.00 $)
     +70.11 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥
(32.33 $)
    5,567.17 ¥
(45.00 $)
     +39.18 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥
(5.25 $)
    818.99 ¥
(6.62 $)
     +26.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 380.00 ¥
(3.07 $)
    433.00 ¥
(3.50 $)
     +13.95 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥
(4.04 $)
    618.57 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +23.71 %
Cappuccino (regular) 368.94 ¥
(2.98 $)
    460.50 ¥
(3.72 $)
     +24.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 134.55 ¥
(1.09 $)
    203.99 ¥
(1.65 $)
     +51.60 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.81 ¥
(0.86 $)
    164.91 ¥
(1.33 $)
     +54.39 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 691.26 ¥
(5.59 $)
    467.73 ¥
(3.78 $)
     -32.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 152.38 ¥
(1.23 $)
    279.57 ¥
(2.26 $)
     +83.47 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 203.51 ¥
(1.64 $)
    183.69 ¥
(1.48 $)
     -9.74 %
Eggs (12) 216.38 ¥
(1.75 $)
    302.87 ¥
(2.45 $)
     +39.97 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 797.02 ¥
(6.44 $)
    551.38 ¥
(4.46 $)
     -30.82 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 371.02 ¥
(3.00 $)
    469.47 ¥
(3.79 $)
     +26.54 %
Apples (1 lb) 260.06 ¥
(2.10 $)
    224.30 ¥
(1.81 $)
     -13.75 %
Oranges (1 lb) 207.07 ¥
(1.67 $)
    223.37 ¥
(1.81 $)
     +7.87 %
Tomato (1 lb) 303.12 ¥
(2.45 $)
    221.36 ¥
(1.79 $)
     -26.98 %
Potato (1 lb) 148.23 ¥
(1.20 $)
    145.55 ¥
(1.18 $)
     -1.81 %
Lettuce (1 head) 176.94 ¥
(1.43 $)
    195.47 ¥
(1.58 $)
     +10.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 139.24 ¥
(1.13 $)
    219.18 ¥
(1.77 $)
     +57.41 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(9.70 $)
    1,484.58 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +23.71 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 279.89 ¥
(2.26 $)
    214.39 ¥
(1.73 $)
     -23.40 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 354.57 ¥
(2.87 $)
    286.95 ¥
(2.32 $)
     -19.07 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥
(3.64 $)
    746.00 ¥
(6.03 $)
     +65.78 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.62 $)
    247.43 ¥
(2.00 $)
     +23.71 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,000.00 ¥
(72.75 $)
    7,917.75 ¥
(64.00 $)
     -12.02 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 680.00 ¥
(5.50 $)
    371.14 ¥
(3.00 $)
     -45.42 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 474.76 ¥
(3.84 $)
    309.29 ¥
(2.50 $)
     -34.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,030.00 ¥
(24.49 $)
    3,711.45 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +22.49 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 567.72 ¥
(4.59 $)
    357.62 ¥
(2.89 $)
     -37.01 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,640,000.00 ¥
(21,339.39 $)
    2,598,012.90 ¥
(21,000.00 $)
     -1.59 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,400.64 ¥
(164.90 $)
    19,713.99 ¥
(159.35 $)
     -3.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.29 ¥
(0.31 $)
    19.92 ¥
(0.16 $)
     -47.98 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,924.42 ¥
(31.72 $)
    5,874.85 ¥
(47.49 $)
     +49.70 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,335.14 ¥
(67.37 $)
    4,645.54 ¥
(37.55 $)
     -44.27 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,467.86 ¥
(11.86 $)
    2,314.71 ¥
(18.71 $)
     +57.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(14.55 $)
    1,237.15 ¥
(10.00 $)
     -31.27 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,896.21 ¥
(63.83 $)
    5,081.46 ¥
(41.07 $)
     -35.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,968.80 ¥
(32.08 $)
    4,414.63 ¥
(35.68 $)
     +11.23 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,554.39 ¥
(69.15 $)
    9,566.58 ¥
(77.33 $)
     +11.83 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,554.55 ¥
(77.23 $)
    10,744.49 ¥
(86.85 $)
     +12.45 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 93,201.10 ¥
(753.35 $)
    121,897.64 ¥
(985.31 $)
     +30.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 55,494.65 ¥
(448.57 $)
    95,269.32 ¥
(770.07 $)
     +71.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 206,246.94 ¥
(1,667.11 $)
    209,203.01 ¥
(1,691.01 $)
     +1.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 124,852.09 ¥
(1,009.19 $)
    161,798.65 ¥
(1,307.83 $)
     +29.59 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 116,439.12 ¥
(941.19 $)
    25,389.89 ¥
(205.23 $)
     -78.19 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 61,014.22 ¥
(493.18 $)
    16,301.83 ¥
(131.77 $)
     -73.28 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 269,936.88 ¥
(2,181.93 $)
    328,051.02 ¥
(2,651.67 $)
     +21.53 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.85     4.20      +126.82 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
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Currency: JPY