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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 3.79% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 3.55% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 25.12% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 34.46% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.76% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 17.65% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,188.70 ¥      +48.59 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     5,349.15 ¥      +33.73 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥     772.66 ¥      +18.87 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 357.75 ¥     416.04 ¥      +16.29 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     594.35 ¥      +18.87 %
Cappuccino (regular) 364.58 ¥     440.43 ¥      +20.80 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 131.94 ¥     195.27 ¥      +48.00 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.10 ¥     154.14 ¥      +46.67 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 183.08 ¥     120.31 ¥      -34.28 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 169.86 ¥     291.47 ¥      +71.60 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 429.35 ¥     369.92 ¥      -13.84 %
Eggs (12) 215.84 ¥     282.70 ¥      +30.97 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,668.23 ¥     1,137.02 ¥      -31.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 802.08 ¥     957.51 ¥      +19.38 %
Apples (1kg) 506.88 ¥     455.84 ¥      -10.07 %
Oranges (1kg) 428.64 ¥     453.87 ¥      +5.89 %
Tomato (1kg) 619.91 ¥     464.05 ¥      -25.14 %
Potato (1kg) 305.87 ¥     293.12 ¥      -4.17 %
Lettuce (1 head) 172.45 ¥     190.61 ¥      +10.53 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 128.59 ¥     212.25 ¥      +65.05 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥     1,426.44 ¥      +18.87 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 277.86 ¥     205.87 ¥      -25.91 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 339.73 ¥     263.43 ¥      -22.46 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     713.22 ¥      +62.10 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     237.74 ¥      +18.87 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 ¥     7,607.68 ¥      -19.92 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 670.00 ¥     356.61 ¥      -46.77 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 300.00 ¥     184.66 ¥      -38.45 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,566.10 ¥      +18.87 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 155.25 ¥     92.52 ¥      -40.40 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,496,270.00 ¥      -5.62 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,664.49 ¥     18,818.77 ¥      -8.93 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 42.49 ¥     17.74 ¥      -58.25 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,754.13 ¥     5,575.75 ¥      +48.52 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,513.33 ¥     4,499.38 ¥      -47.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,485.00 ¥     2,179.82 ¥      +46.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,188.70 ¥      -33.96 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,916.50 ¥     4,832.59 ¥      -38.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,284.89 ¥     4,234.81 ¥      -1.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 8,257.70 ¥     9,197.44 ¥      +11.38 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,325.93 ¥     10,082.92 ¥      +8.12 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 85,040.93 ¥     112,846.91 ¥      +32.70 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 50,323.53 ¥     89,710.59 ¥      +78.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 189,200.06 ¥     196,580.11 ¥      +3.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 115,800.00 ¥     150,109.21 ¥      +29.63 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 622,582.81 ¥     234,882.99 ¥      -62.27 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 356,699.83 ¥     155,193.16 ¥      -56.49 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 257,077.04 ¥     313,192.32 ¥      +21.83 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.84     4.20      +127.84 %
 
Last updateApril, 2015April, 2015
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Currency: JPY