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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 19.59% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 14.43% lower than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 0.31% lower than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 14.42% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 17.22% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 41.03% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,028.14 ¥      +28.52 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     4,626.63 ¥      +15.67 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     668.29 ¥      +2.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 390.00 ¥     359.85 ¥      -7.73 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     514.07 ¥      +2.81 %
Cappuccino (regular) 368.30 ¥     376.36 ¥      +2.19 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.45 ¥     165.04 ¥      +24.60 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.09 ¥     132.05 ¥      +24.47 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 183.80 ¥     103.10 ¥      -43.91 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 173.79 ¥     249.34 ¥      +43.48 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 470.52 ¥     308.97 ¥      -34.34 %
Eggs (12) 214.53 ¥     235.43 ¥      +9.75 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,736.85 ¥     983.09 ¥      -43.40 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 837.68 ¥     799.42 ¥      -4.57 %
Apples (1kg) 545.11 ¥     391.57 ¥      -28.17 %
Oranges (1kg) 476.42 ¥     382.35 ¥      -19.75 %
Tomato (1kg) 596.85 ¥     394.60 ¥      -33.89 %
Potato (1kg) 329.83 ¥     245.18 ¥      -25.66 %
Lettuce (1 head) 191.63 ¥     161.03 ¥      -15.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 143.50 ¥     181.43 ¥      +26.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,300.00 ¥     1,233.77 ¥      -5.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 267.42 ¥     237.07 ¥      -11.35 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 312.80 ¥     335.70 ¥      +7.32 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     616.88 ¥      +40.20 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     205.63 ¥      +2.81 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,196.98 ¥      -28.03 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥     308.44 ¥      -55.94 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 312.10 ¥     159.71 ¥      -48.83 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     2,981.61 ¥      -0.61 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 152.28 ¥     98.92 ¥      -35.04 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥     2,128,249.80 ¥      -14.87 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,145.96 ¥     16,493.32 ¥      -18.13 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 53.15 ¥     15.62 ¥      -70.62 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,791.21 ¥     4,800.85 ¥      +26.63 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,690.00 ¥     4,064.97 ¥      -53.22 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,400.00 ¥     1,898.94 ¥      +35.64 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,028.14 ¥      -42.88 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,791.44 ¥     4,228.07 ¥      -45.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,746.95 ¥     3,747.51 ¥      -21.05 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 8,017.14 ¥     7,905.23 ¥      -1.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,226.67 ¥     8,677.66 ¥      -5.95 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 98,903.37 ¥     104,615.79 ¥      +5.78 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,200.00 ¥     78,623.32 ¥      +32.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 212,262.99 ¥     177,584.35 ¥      -16.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 122,781.25 ¥     133,579.98 ¥      +8.80 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 557,562.54 ¥     198,902.67 ¥      -64.33 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 381,584.65 ¥     128,912.15 ¥      -66.22 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 280,929.44 ¥     339,022.34 ¥      +20.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00     4.18      +109.30 %
 
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