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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 0.82% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 5.08% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 21.10% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 37.84% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 5.17% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 20.07% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
(6.52 $)
    1,227.24 ¥
(10.00 $)
     +53.40 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥
(32.59 $)
    5,522.58 ¥
(45.00 $)
     +38.06 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥
(5.30 $)
    797.71 ¥
(6.50 $)
     +22.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 374.09 ¥
(3.05 $)
    429.53 ¥
(3.50 $)
     +14.82 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥
(4.07 $)
    613.62 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +22.72 %
Cappuccino (regular) 370.90 ¥
(3.02 $)
    455.67 ¥
(3.71 $)
     +22.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.82 ¥
(1.08 $)
    201.11 ¥
(1.64 $)
     +51.41 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.48 ¥
(0.86 $)
    161.76 ¥
(1.32 $)
     +53.36 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 182.19 ¥
(1.48 $)
    125.19 ¥
(1.02 $)
     -31.29 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 171.99 ¥
(1.40 $)
    302.42 ¥
(2.46 $)
     +75.84 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 437.51 ¥
(3.56 $)
    384.11 ¥
(3.13 $)
     -12.20 %
Eggs (12) 215.28 ¥
(1.75 $)
    294.45 ¥
(2.40 $)
     +36.78 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,641.58 ¥
(13.38 $)
    1,184.87 ¥
(9.65 $)
     -27.82 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 805.91 ¥
(6.57 $)
    1,001.14 ¥
(8.16 $)
     +24.22 %
Apples (1kg) 513.76 ¥
(4.19 $)
    475.98 ¥
(3.88 $)
     -7.35 %
Oranges (1kg) 428.33 ¥
(3.49 $)
    474.71 ¥
(3.87 $)
     +10.83 %
Tomato (1kg) 631.82 ¥
(5.15 $)
    480.91 ¥
(3.92 $)
     -23.89 %
Potato (1kg) 308.15 ¥
(2.51 $)
    311.26 ¥
(2.54 $)
     +1.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 174.36 ¥
(1.42 $)
    194.59 ¥
(1.59 $)
     +11.60 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 130.69 ¥
(1.06 $)
    218.60 ¥
(1.78 $)
     +67.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(9.78 $)
    1,472.69 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +22.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 277.46 ¥
(2.26 $)
    209.22 ¥
(1.70 $)
     -24.59 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 344.65 ¥
(2.81 $)
    277.18 ¥
(2.26 $)
     -19.58 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥
(3.59 $)
    736.34 ¥
(6.00 $)
     +67.35 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.63 $)
    245.45 ¥
(2.00 $)
     +22.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 ¥
(77.41 $)
    7,854.33 ¥
(64.00 $)
     -17.32 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 675.00 ¥
(5.50 $)
    368.17 ¥
(3.00 $)
     -45.46 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 300.00 ¥
(2.44 $)
    190.64 ¥
(1.55 $)
     -36.45 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥
(24.45 $)
    3,681.72 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +22.72 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 154.67 ¥
(1.26 $)
    95.21 ¥
(0.78 $)
     -38.44 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥
(21,552.44 $)
    2,577,201.90 ¥
(21,000.00 $)
     -2.56 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,801.14 ¥
(169.50 $)
    19,512.94 ¥
(159.00 $)
     -6.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 44.54 ¥
(0.36 $)
    19.25 ¥
(0.16 $)
     -56.78 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,761.90 ¥
(30.65 $)
    5,771.49 ¥
(47.03 $)
     +53.42 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,276.47 ¥
(67.44 $)
    4,670.59 ¥
(38.06 $)
     -43.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,487.50 ¥
(12.12 $)
    2,277.79 ¥
(18.56 $)
     +53.13 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(14.67 $)
    1,227.24 ¥
(10.00 $)
     -31.82 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,081.82 ¥
(65.85 $)
    4,987.57 ¥
(40.64 $)
     -38.29 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,366.88 ¥
(35.58 $)
    4,414.54 ¥
(35.97 $)
     +1.09 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,529.94 ¥
(69.51 $)
    9,532.05 ¥
(77.67 $)
     +11.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,660.61 ¥
(78.72 $)
    10,454.26 ¥
(85.19 $)
     +8.22 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 91,257.97 ¥
(743.60 $)
    119,845.50 ¥
(976.55 $)
     +31.33 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 54,690.40 ¥
(445.64 $)
    93,985.44 ¥
(765.83 $)
     +71.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 202,658.70 ¥
(1,651.34 $)
    207,413.37 ¥
(1,690.08 $)
     +2.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 130,517.68 ¥
(1,063.51 $)
    158,981.88 ¥
(1,295.44 $)
     +21.81 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 934,576.32 ¥
(7,615.28 $)
    268,808.80 ¥
(2,190.35 $)
     -71.24 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 515,252.08 ¥
(4,198.47 $)
    175,529.00 ¥
(1,430.28 $)
     -65.93 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 261,950.48 ¥
(2,134.47 $)
    330,508.53 ¥
(2,693.11 $)
     +26.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.95     4.20      +115.20 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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Currency: JPY