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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 18.95% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 13.46% lower than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 1.71% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 16.05% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 16.62% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 41.91% higher than in Japan

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  Japan  United States      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥     1,037.01 ¥      +29.63 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥     4,666.54 ¥      +16.66 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 ¥     674.06 ¥      +3.70 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 400.00 ¥     362.95 ¥      -9.26 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 ¥     518.50 ¥      +3.70 %
Cappuccino (regular) 368.30 ¥     380.15 ¥      +3.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 132.75 ¥     166.88 ¥      +25.71 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 106.35 ¥     133.35 ¥      +25.39 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 184.39 ¥     104.09 ¥      -43.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 174.98 ¥     251.40 ¥      +43.67 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 475.38 ¥     311.44 ¥      -34.48 %
Eggs (12) 214.42 ¥     237.74 ¥      +10.88 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,779.79 ¥     990.91 ¥      -44.32 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 844.82 ¥     805.06 ¥      -4.71 %
Apples (1kg) 548.22 ¥     395.10 ¥      -27.93 %
Oranges (1kg) 473.26 ¥     386.81 ¥      -18.27 %
Tomato (1kg) 614.70 ¥     397.70 ¥      -35.30 %
Potato (1kg) 333.01 ¥     248.14 ¥      -25.49 %
Lettuce (1 head) 189.09 ¥     162.34 ¥      -14.15 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 144.63 ¥     182.91 ¥      +26.47 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,250.00 ¥     1,244.41 ¥      -0.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 271.53 ¥     238.66 ¥      -12.10 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 316.15 ¥     338.83 ¥      +7.17 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 440.00 ¥     622.21 ¥      +41.41 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥     207.40 ¥      +3.70 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥     7,259.06 ¥      -27.41 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 ¥     311.10 ¥      -55.56 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 312.20 ¥     161.09 ¥      -48.40 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥     3,007.33 ¥      +0.24 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 152.93 ¥     99.83 ¥      -34.72 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,645,000.00 ¥     2,157,756.48 ¥      -18.42 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 20,175.25 ¥     16,635.32 ¥      -17.55 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 53.15 ¥     15.74 ¥      -70.39 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,804.60 ¥     4,871.58 ¥      +28.04 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,571.88 ¥     4,091.92 ¥      -52.26 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,522.22 ¥     1,928.76 ¥      +26.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥     1,037.01 ¥      -42.39 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,883.74 ¥     4,274.59 ¥      -45.78 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,735.92 ¥     3,772.39 ¥      -20.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 8,149.33 ¥     7,984.73 ¥      -2.02 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,703.23 ¥     8,748.37 ¥      -9.84 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 98,268.93 ¥     105,836.21 ¥      +7.70 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 59,952.38 ¥     79,579.89 ¥      +32.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 210,688.27 ¥     179,889.40 ¥      -14.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 123,647.06 ¥     135,228.66 ¥      +9.37 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 586,589.06 ¥     200,485.60 ¥      -65.82 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 389,023.92 ¥     130,499.30 ¥      -66.45 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 278,567.72 ¥     342,098.45 ¥      +22.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.00     4.19      +109.57 %
 
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