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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 4.37% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 3.21% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 25.96% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 35.05% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.26% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 30.86% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,200.58 ¥      +50.07 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     5,402.61 ¥      +35.07 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥     780.38 ¥      +20.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 359.67 ¥     420.20 ¥      +16.83 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     600.29 ¥      +20.06 %
Cappuccino (regular) 365.09 ¥     444.04 ¥      +21.63 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.48 ¥     195.88 ¥      +47.86 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 105.74 ¥     155.14 ¥      +46.71 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 185.48 ¥     121.73 ¥      -34.37 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 171.28 ¥     294.11 ¥      +71.71 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 450.71 ¥     371.37 ¥      -17.60 %
Eggs (12) 221.06 ¥     283.01 ¥      +28.03 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,757.91 ¥     1,151.34 ¥      -34.51 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 802.11 ¥     963.64 ¥      +20.14 %
Apples (1kg) 506.40 ¥     462.39 ¥      -8.69 %
Oranges (1kg) 439.12 ¥     459.34 ¥      +4.60 %
Tomato (1kg) 635.79 ¥     469.41 ¥      -26.17 %
Potato (1kg) 308.12 ¥     295.77 ¥      -4.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 173.90 ¥     192.85 ¥      +10.90 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 133.25 ¥     214.37 ¥      +60.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥     1,440.69 ¥      +20.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 279.33 ¥     282.68 ¥      +1.20 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 348.83 ¥     407.10 ¥      +16.71 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     720.35 ¥      +63.72 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     240.12 ¥      +20.06 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,683.71 ¥      -23.16 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 655.00 ¥     360.17 ¥      -45.01 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 359.83 ¥     186.50 ¥      -48.17 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,589.73 ¥      +19.66 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 156.00 ¥     98.92 ¥      -36.59 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,521,215.90 ¥      -4.68 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 21,186.66 ¥     18,904.22 ¥      -10.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 43.49 ¥     18.42 ¥      -57.65 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,760.89 ¥     5,628.87 ¥      +49.67 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,478.57 ¥     4,580.75 ¥      -45.97 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,486.36 ¥     2,210.07 ¥      +48.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,200.58 ¥      -33.30 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,911.24 ¥     4,902.75 ¥      -38.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,333.65 ¥     4,279.92 ¥      -1.24 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 8,034.21 ¥     9,292.77 ¥      +15.66 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,778.57 ¥     10,194.09 ¥      +4.25 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 85,516.09 ¥     114,308.43 ¥      +33.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 51,242.42 ¥     90,040.40 ¥      +75.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 183,133.62 ¥     198,689.33 ¥      +8.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 119,161.29 ¥     150,769.09 ¥      +26.53 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 636,495.20 ¥     232,867.49 ¥      -63.41 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 383,622.90 ¥     155,927.89 ¥      -59.35 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 263,892.57 ¥     356,414.87 ¥      +35.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.90     4.22      +121.68 %
 
Last updateMarch, 2015March, 2015
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