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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 10.04% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 0.31% lower than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 28.44% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 45.82% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 14.00% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 18.91% higher than in Japan
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
(6.91 $)
1,389.91 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +73.74 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,139.21 ¥
(35.74 $)
5,791.28 ¥
(50.00 $)
     +39.91 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 ¥
(5.61 $)
810.78 ¥
(7.00 $)
     +24.74 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 380.00 ¥
(3.28 $)
463.30 ¥
(4.00 $)
     +21.92 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥
(4.32 $)
579.13 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +15.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 371.96 ¥
(3.21 $)
437.49 ¥
(3.78 $)
     +17.62 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 134.73 ¥
(1.16 $)
196.03 ¥
(1.69 $)
     +45.49 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.92 ¥
(0.92 $)
157.58 ¥
(1.36 $)
     +47.39 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 689.21 ¥
(5.95 $)
413.55 ¥
(3.57 $)
     -40.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 155.94 ¥
(1.35 $)
268.60 ¥
(2.32 $)
     +72.25 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 210.28 ¥
(1.82 $)
184.56 ¥
(1.59 $)
     -12.23 %
Eggs (12) 224.19 ¥
(1.94 $)
315.96 ¥
(2.73 $)
     +40.93 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 875.79 ¥
(7.56 $)
550.72 ¥
(4.75 $)
     -37.12 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 371.47 ¥
(3.21 $)
456.03 ¥
(3.94 $)
     +22.76 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,050.82 ¥
(9.07 $)
630.00 ¥
(5.44 $)
     -40.05 %
Apples (1 lb) 290.08 ¥
(2.50 $)
220.92 ¥
(1.91 $)
     -23.84 %
Banana (1 lb) 162.50 ¥
(1.40 $)
87.10 ¥
(0.75 $)
     -46.40 %
Oranges (1 lb) 228.99 ¥
(1.98 $)
213.23 ¥
(1.84 $)
     -6.88 %
Tomato (1 lb) 326.27 ¥
(2.82 $)
211.05 ¥
(1.82 $)
     -35.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 166.29 ¥
(1.44 $)
137.25 ¥
(1.18 $)
     -17.46 %
Onion (1 lb) 171.65 ¥
(1.48 $)
140.96 ¥
(1.22 $)
     -17.88 %
Lettuce (1 head) 184.14 ¥
(1.59 $)
184.75 ¥
(1.60 $)
     +0.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 144.93 ¥
(1.25 $)
203.83 ¥
(1.76 $)
     +40.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(10.36 $)
1,389.91 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +15.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 271.67 ¥
(2.35 $)
210.75 ¥
(1.82 $)
     -22.42 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 379.08 ¥
(3.27 $)
277.27 ¥
(2.39 $)
     -26.86 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 450.00 ¥
(3.89 $)
747.07 ¥
(6.45 $)
     +66.02 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥
(1.81 $)
260.61 ¥
(2.25 $)
     +24.10 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(86.34 $)
8,107.79 ¥
(70.00 $)
     -18.92 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥
(6.04 $)
347.48 ¥
(3.00 $)
     -50.36 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 ¥
(4.17 $)
289.56 ¥
(2.50 $)
     -40.02 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,015.00 ¥
(26.03 $)
3,474.76 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +15.25 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 538.81 ¥
(4.65 $)
281.56 ¥
(2.43 $)
     -47.74 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,600,000.00 ¥
(22,447.56 $)
2,468,820.53 ¥
(21,315.00 $)
     -5.05 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,029.28 ¥
(172.93 $)
17,166.15 ¥
(148.21 $)
     -14.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 39.46 ¥
(0.34 $)
13.11 ¥
(0.11 $)
     -66.78 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,103.48 ¥
(35.43 $)
5,769.00 ¥
(49.81 $)
     +40.59 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,589.03 ¥
(74.15 $)
4,398.62 ¥
(37.98 $)
     -48.79 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,336.67 ¥
(11.54 $)
2,004.50 ¥
(17.31 $)
     +49.96 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(15.54 $)
1,274.08 ¥
(11.00 $)
     -29.22 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,657.72 ¥
(66.11 $)
4,839.91 ¥
(41.79 $)
     -36.80 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,038.50 ¥
(34.87 $)
4,095.83 ¥
(35.36 $)
     +1.42 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,494.49 ¥
(73.34 $)
8,681.11 ¥
(74.95 $)
     +2.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,333.62 ¥
(89.22 $)
10,561.22 ¥
(91.18 $)
     +2.20 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 95,178.56 ¥
(821.74 $)
135,305.50 ¥
(1,168.18 $)
     +42.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,221.85 ¥
(511.30 $)
102,028.78 ¥
(880.88 $)
     +72.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 216,447.69 ¥
(1,868.74 $)
223,439.47 ¥
(1,929.10 $)
     +3.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 126,624.20 ¥
(1,093.23 $)
169,213.10 ¥
(1,460.93 $)
     +33.63 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 137,756.84 ¥
(1,189.35 $)
24,357.61 ¥
(210.30 $)
     -82.32 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 65,009.71 ¥
(561.27 $)
16,156.34 ¥
(139.49 $)
     -75.15 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 268,049.40 ¥
(2,314.25 $)
317,749.30 ¥
(2,743.34 $)
     +18.54 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 1.76 4.08      +132.20 %
Last update: February, 2016February, 2016
Contributors:50216053
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: JPY