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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 0.98% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 5.84% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 24.82% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 46.78% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.47% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 11.50% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
(6.62 $)
    1,328.40 ¥
(11.00 $)
     +66.05 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥
(33.12 $)
    6,038.17 ¥
(50.00 $)
     +50.95 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥
(5.38 $)
    815.15 ¥
(6.75 $)
     +25.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 363.79 ¥
(3.01 $)
    422.67 ¥
(3.50 $)
     +16.19 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥
(4.14 $)
    603.82 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +20.76 %
Cappuccino (regular) 367.14 ¥
(3.04 $)
    451.63 ¥
(3.74 $)
     +23.01 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 133.83 ¥
(1.11 $)
    199.18 ¥
(1.65 $)
     +48.83 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.98 ¥
(0.89 $)
    161.62 ¥
(1.34 $)
     +51.08 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 693.09 ¥
(5.74 $)
    453.25 ¥
(3.75 $)
     -34.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 150.61 ¥
(1.25 $)
    273.50 ¥
(2.26 $)
     +81.60 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 212.01 ¥
(1.76 $)
    180.65 ¥
(1.50 $)
     -14.79 %
Eggs (12) 215.60 ¥
(1.79 $)
    300.85 ¥
(2.49 $)
     +39.54 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 806.35 ¥
(6.68 $)
    543.06 ¥
(4.50 $)
     -32.65 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 365.53 ¥
(3.03 $)
    463.21 ¥
(3.84 $)
     +26.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 257.62 ¥
(2.13 $)
    223.71 ¥
(1.85 $)
     -13.16 %
Oranges (1 lb) 206.10 ¥
(1.71 $)
    220.25 ¥
(1.82 $)
     +6.87 %
Tomato (1 lb) 312.20 ¥
(2.59 $)
    215.86 ¥
(1.79 $)
     -30.86 %
Potato (1 lb) 148.00 ¥
(1.23 $)
    143.06 ¥
(1.18 $)
     -3.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 176.83 ¥
(1.46 $)
    190.53 ¥
(1.58 $)
     +7.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 141.14 ¥
(1.17 $)
    213.17 ¥
(1.77 $)
     +51.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(9.94 $)
    1,449.16 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +20.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 280.99 ¥
(2.33 $)
    213.53 ¥
(1.77 $)
     -24.01 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 360.28 ¥
(2.98 $)
    287.02 ¥
(2.38 $)
     -20.34 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥
(3.73 $)
    737.86 ¥
(6.11 $)
     +63.97 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(1.66 $)
    241.53 ¥
(2.00 $)
     +20.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,250.00 ¥
(76.60 $)
    7,849.62 ¥
(65.00 $)
     -15.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥
(5.80 $)
    362.29 ¥
(3.00 $)
     -48.24 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 462.69 ¥
(3.83 $)
    301.91 ¥
(2.50 $)
     -34.75 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥
(24.84 $)
    3,622.90 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +20.76 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 558.63 ¥
(4.63 $)
    343.40 ¥
(2.84 $)
     -38.53 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,640,000.00 ¥
(21,860.93 $)
    2,536,031.40 ¥
(21,000.00 $)
     -3.94 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,834.34 ¥
(172.52 $)
    19,023.71 ¥
(157.53 $)
     -8.69 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.19 ¥
(0.32 $)
    19.11 ¥
(0.16 $)
     -49.96 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,887.86 ¥
(32.19 $)
    5,792.79 ¥
(47.97 $)
     +49.00 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,448.78 ¥
(69.96 $)
    4,480.63 ¥
(37.10 $)
     -46.97 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,379.17 ¥
(11.42 $)
    2,202.35 ¥
(18.24 $)
     +59.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(14.91 $)
    1,207.63 ¥
(10.00 $)
     -32.91 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,865.46 ¥
(65.13 $)
    4,971.92 ¥
(41.17 $)
     -36.79 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,985.64 ¥
(33.00 $)
    4,325.18 ¥
(35.82 $)
     +8.52 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,819.44 ¥
(73.03 $)
    9,261.65 ¥
(76.69 $)
     +5.01 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,431.79 ¥
(86.38 $)
    10,544.23 ¥
(87.31 $)
     +1.08 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 91,268.96 ¥
(755.77 $)
    122,465.69 ¥
(1,014.10 $)
     +34.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 56,418.45 ¥
(467.18 $)
    95,736.63 ¥
(792.76 $)
     +69.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 204,353.28 ¥
(1,692.18 $)
    209,054.24 ¥
(1,731.11 $)
     +2.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 122,111.11 ¥
(1,011.16 $)
    162,113.99 ¥
(1,342.41 $)
     +32.76 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 114,141.71 ¥
(945.17 $)
    24,854.88 ¥
(205.81 $)
     -78.22 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 59,020.00 ¥
(488.72 $)
    16,007.70 ¥
(132.55 $)
     -72.88 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 274,987.10 ¥
(2,277.07 $)
    324,533.33 ¥
(2,687.35 $)
     +18.02 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.77     4.18      +136.55 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2015September, 2015
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Currency: JPY