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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 5.45% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 2.32% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 25.64% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 32.84% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 0.10% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 30.61% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,175.55 ¥      +46.94 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     5,289.98 ¥      +32.25 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥     764.11 ¥      +17.55 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 380.00 ¥     411.44 ¥      +8.27 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     587.78 ¥      +17.55 %
Cappuccino (regular) 363.54 ¥     433.88 ¥      +19.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.46 ¥     191.30 ¥      +44.43 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.86 ¥     151.59 ¥      +43.19 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 184.67 ¥     119.05 ¥      -35.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 169.88 ¥     287.70 ¥      +69.35 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 450.28 ¥     362.06 ¥      -19.59 %
Eggs (12) 219.45 ¥     276.67 ¥      +26.07 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,742.53 ¥     1,129.78 ¥      -35.16 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 829.30 ¥     943.37 ¥      +13.75 %
Apples (1kg) 503.43 ¥     450.78 ¥      -10.46 %
Oranges (1kg) 445.53 ¥     448.56 ¥      +0.68 %
Tomato (1kg) 601.68 ¥     457.43 ¥      -23.97 %
Potato (1kg) 307.72 ¥     288.10 ¥      -6.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 174.33 ¥     187.73 ¥      +7.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 137.20 ¥     210.15 ¥      +53.16 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,175.00 ¥     1,410.66 ¥      +20.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 278.36 ¥     274.46 ¥      -1.40 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 344.76 ¥     395.52 ¥      +14.72 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     705.33 ¥      +60.30 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     235.11 ¥      +17.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,523.52 ¥      -24.76 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 665.00 ¥     352.66 ¥      -46.97 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 320.00 ¥     182.61 ¥      -42.93 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,514.89 ¥      +17.16 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 157.05 ¥     106.43 ¥      -32.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,468,655.00 ¥      -6.67 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 21,354.14 ¥     18,540.55 ¥      -13.18 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 42.67 ¥     18.00 ¥      -57.82 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,879.17 ¥     5,511.44 ¥      +42.08 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,462.07 ¥     4,533.29 ¥      -46.43 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,486.36 ¥     2,142.16 ¥      +44.12 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,175.55 ¥      -34.69 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,902.10 ¥     4,788.98 ¥      -39.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,329.61 ¥     4,191.98 ¥      -3.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 7,962.79 ¥     9,115.82 ¥      +14.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,475.86 ¥     9,962.45 ¥      +5.14 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 85,733.15 ¥     112,068.53 ¥      +30.72 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 51,750.00 ¥     88,171.57 ¥      +70.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 178,972.60 ¥     194,238.71 ¥      +8.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 117,709.68 ¥     148,060.11 ¥      +25.78 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 612,207.94 ¥     228,393.12 ¥      -62.69 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 384,267.79 ¥     152,585.30 ¥      -60.29 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 263,242.44 ¥     351,811.86 ¥      +33.65 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.90     4.22      +121.83 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015February, 2015
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