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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 14.64% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 8.79% lower than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 7.38% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 22.20% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 12.06% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 41.15% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,087.89 ¥      +35.99 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     4,895.52 ¥      +22.39 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     707.13 ¥      +8.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 380.00 ¥     380.76 ¥      +0.20 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     543.95 ¥      +8.79 %
Cappuccino (regular) 369.12 ¥     399.94 ¥      +8.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.56 ¥     175.31 ¥      +32.25 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.86 ¥     140.50 ¥      +32.73 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 184.83 ¥     109.92 ¥      -40.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 174.86 ¥     264.21 ¥      +51.10 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 471.64 ¥     328.88 ¥      -30.27 %
Eggs (12) 213.64 ¥     250.82 ¥      +17.40 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,786.59 ¥     1,033.57 ¥      -42.15 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 832.03 ¥     844.44 ¥      +1.49 %
Apples (1kg) 546.11 ¥     415.84 ¥      -23.85 %
Oranges (1kg) 472.10 ¥     407.68 ¥      -13.65 %
Tomato (1kg) 632.20 ¥     418.64 ¥      -33.78 %
Potato (1kg) 337.55 ¥     261.99 ¥      -22.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 187.60 ¥     171.57 ¥      -8.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 138.87 ¥     192.33 ¥      +38.50 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥     1,305.47 ¥      +8.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 267.19 ¥     250.70 ¥      -6.17 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 322.14 ¥     359.27 ¥      +11.53 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     652.74 ¥      +48.35 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     217.58 ¥      +8.79 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,506.47 ¥      -24.94 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥     326.37 ¥      -53.38 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 312.10 ¥     169.00 ¥      -45.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,154.89 ¥      +5.16 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 153.46 ¥     104.28 ¥      -32.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,269,346.88 ¥      -14.20 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,031.26 ¥     17,462.99 ¥      -12.82 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 52.21 ¥     16.92 ¥      -67.60 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,745.03 ¥     5,103.29 ¥      +36.27 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,609.38 ¥     4,280.97 ¥      -50.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,562.50 ¥     1,998.88 ¥      +27.93 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,087.89 ¥      -39.56 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,867.32 ¥     4,496.25 ¥      -42.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,660.32 ¥     3,926.88 ¥      -15.74 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 7,983.23 ¥     8,398.65 ¥      +5.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,812.12 ¥     9,193.91 ¥      -6.30 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 97,566.99 ¥     111,688.21 ¥      +14.47 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,159.09 ¥     83,690.56 ¥      +41.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 211,291.70 ¥     188,507.24 ¥      -10.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 122,764.71 ¥     142,027.98 ¥      +15.69 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 612,254.23 ¥     207,313.88 ¥      -66.14 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 391,349.72 ¥     135,474.53 ¥      -65.38 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 278,690.27 ¥     358,775.13 ¥      +28.74 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00     4.20      +110.13 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014September, 2014
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