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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 5.63% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 1.01% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 19.57% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 33.31% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.96% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 39.28% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,195.75 ¥      +49.47 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     5,380.87 ¥      +34.52 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     777.24 ¥      +19.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 400.00 ¥     418.51 ¥      +4.63 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     597.87 ¥      +19.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 371.52 ¥     441.54 ¥      +18.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 134.89 ¥     194.64 ¥      +44.30 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.91 ¥     155.01 ¥      +45.00 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 187.76 ¥     120.94 ¥      -35.59 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 174.62 ¥     291.90 ¥      +67.16 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 480.74 ¥     367.28 ¥      -23.60 %
Eggs (12) 218.37 ¥     279.91 ¥      +28.18 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,788.68 ¥     1,146.80 ¥      -35.89 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 847.85 ¥     945.44 ¥      +11.51 %
Apples (1kg) 528.76 ¥     458.97 ¥      -13.20 %
Oranges (1kg) 460.37 ¥     454.94 ¥      -1.18 %
Tomato (1kg) 616.67 ¥     463.51 ¥      -24.84 %
Potato (1kg) 313.41 ¥     292.32 ¥      -6.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 185.07 ¥     189.83 ¥      +2.57 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 138.72 ¥     212.66 ¥      +53.30 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥     1,434.90 ¥      +19.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 269.43 ¥     277.71 ¥      +3.07 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 320.69 ¥     399.00 ¥      +24.42 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     717.45 ¥      +63.06 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     239.15 ¥      +19.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     8,250.67 ¥      -17.49 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥     358.72 ¥      -48.75 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 320.00 ¥     185.75 ¥      -41.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,587.25 ¥      +19.57 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 154.03 ¥     113.74 ¥      -26.15 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,511,072.90 ¥      -5.06 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,834.42 ¥     19,033.34 ¥      -8.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 46.42 ¥     18.60 ¥      -59.93 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,748.79 ¥     5,612.44 ¥      +49.71 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,674.19 ¥     4,726.68 ¥      -45.51 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,594.44 ¥     2,150.74 ¥      +34.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,195.75 ¥      -33.57 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,922.31 ¥     4,914.54 ¥      -37.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,346.92 ¥     4,279.81 ¥      -1.54 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 8,030.90 ¥     9,294.54 ¥      +15.73 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,393.33 ¥     10,181.56 ¥      +8.39 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 97,538.13 ¥     122,726.42 ¥      +25.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 57,575.00 ¥     92,573.67 ¥      +60.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 206,648.21 ¥     207,612.72 ¥      +0.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 121,531.25 ¥     156,406.79 ¥      +28.70 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 635,364.13 ¥     227,167.07 ¥      -64.25 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 404,626.08 ¥     149,689.42 ¥      -63.01 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 281,813.44 ¥     396,486.46 ¥      +40.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.94     4.22      +117.64 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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