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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 13.69% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 7.78% lower than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 8.63% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 23.34% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 10.70% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 40.64% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,096.35 ¥      +37.04 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     4,933.58 ¥      +23.34 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     712.63 ¥      +9.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 350.00 ¥     383.72 ¥      +9.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     548.18 ¥      +9.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 369.03 ¥     402.83 ¥      +9.16 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.56 ¥     177.17 ¥      +33.65 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.65 ¥     141.61 ¥      +34.04 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 184.18 ¥     110.80 ¥      -39.84 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 175.50 ¥     266.16 ¥      +51.66 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 478.77 ¥     335.92 ¥      -29.84 %
Eggs (12) 215.07 ¥     253.70 ¥      +17.96 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,783.57 ¥     1,044.86 ¥      -41.42 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 858.95 ¥     854.46 ¥      -0.52 %
Apples (1kg) 535.71 ¥     420.68 ¥      -21.47 %
Oranges (1kg) 458.60 ¥     412.14 ¥      -10.13 %
Tomato (1kg) 605.63 ¥     423.51 ¥      -30.07 %
Potato (1kg) 322.46 ¥     263.80 ¥      -18.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 183.66 ¥     172.84 ¥      -5.89 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 139.31 ¥     194.08 ¥      +39.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥     1,315.62 ¥      +9.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 268.89 ¥     252.68 ¥      -6.03 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 319.26 ¥     361.71 ¥      +13.30 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     657.81 ¥      +49.50 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     219.27 ¥      +9.63 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,510.00 ¥      -24.90 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥     328.90 ¥      -53.01 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 316.00 ¥     170.31 ¥      -46.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,289.05 ¥      +9.63 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 153.74 ¥     104.90 ¥      -31.77 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,302,335.00 ¥      -12.96 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,073.83 ¥     17,573.32 ¥      -12.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 52.38 ¥     17.07 ¥      -67.42 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,742.76 ¥     5,151.14 ¥      +37.63 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,545.45 ¥     4,316.09 ¥      -49.49 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,466.67 ¥     1,987.09 ¥      +35.48 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,096.35 ¥      -39.09 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,858.30 ¥     4,514.49 ¥      -42.55 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,615.62 ¥     3,951.96 ¥      -14.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 7,983.23 ¥     8,461.13 ¥      +5.99 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,860.00 ¥     9,267.50 ¥      -6.01 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 98,470.80 ¥     112,425.62 ¥      +14.17 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,219.51 ¥     84,397.98 ¥      +42.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 208,995.07 ¥     189,492.48 ¥      -9.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 120,593.75 ¥     143,015.29 ¥      +18.59 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 611,689.11 ¥     208,920.60 ¥      -65.85 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 390,912.75 ¥     137,349.15 ¥      -64.86 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 279,312.51 ¥     362,267.69 ¥      +29.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00     4.21      +110.51 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014October, 2014
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