Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 46.2% higher than in Japan (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 79.1% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 203.1% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 125.0% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 36.2% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 15.9% higher than in Japan
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Restaurants
Japan Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(6.65 $)
3,009.70 ¥
(20.00 $)
     +201.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,000.00 ¥
(39.87 $)
11,286.38 ¥
(75.00 $)
     +88.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 750.00 ¥
(4.98 $)
1,580.09 ¥
(10.50 $)
     +110.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 400.00 ¥
(2.66 $)
902.91 ¥
(6.00 $)
     +125.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 550.00 ¥
(3.65 $)
1,053.40 ¥
(7.00 $)
     +91.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 440.20 ¥
(2.93 $)
764.28 ¥
(5.08 $)
     +73.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 151.45 ¥
(1.01 $)
371.22 ¥
(2.47 $)
     +145.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 111.22 ¥
(0.74 $)
306.60 ¥
(2.04 $)
     +175.7 %
Markets
Japan Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 797.40 ¥
(5.30 $)
603.71 ¥
(4.01 $)
     -24.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 204.06 ¥
(1.36 $)
486.04 ¥
(3.23 $)
     +138.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 237.71 ¥
(1.58 $)
309.47 ¥
(2.06 $)
     +30.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 329.43 ¥
(2.19 $)
560.99 ¥
(3.73 $)
     +70.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 731.13 ¥
(4.86 $)
876.53 ¥
(5.82 $)
     +19.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 417.38 ¥
(2.77 $)
829.05 ¥
(5.51 $)
     +98.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,054.92 ¥
(7.01 $)
1,088.75 ¥
(7.23 $)
     +3.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 305.91 ¥
(2.03 $)
362.70 ¥
(2.41 $)
     +18.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 150.07 ¥
(1.00 $)
114.61 ¥
(0.76 $)
     -23.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 281.30 ¥
(1.87 $)
306.29 ¥
(2.04 $)
     +8.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 290.76 ¥
(1.93 $)
334.79 ¥
(2.22 $)
     +15.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 177.73 ¥
(1.18 $)
205.79 ¥
(1.37 $)
     +15.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 151.21 ¥
(1.00 $)
206.93 ¥
(1.38 $)
     +36.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 185.40 ¥
(1.23 $)
324.06 ¥
(2.15 $)
     +74.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 127.64 ¥
(0.85 $)
326.84 ¥
(2.17 $)
     +156.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥
(6.65 $)
2,257.28 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +125.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 297.06 ¥
(1.97 $)
262.69 ¥
(1.75 $)
     -11.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 404.13 ¥
(2.69 $)
531.77 ¥
(3.53 $)
     +31.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ¥
(3.99 $)
1,504.85 ¥
(10.00 $)
     +150.8 %
Transportation
Japan Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 220.00 ¥
(1.46 $)
376.21 ¥
(2.50 $)
     +71.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,000.00 ¥
(53.16 $)
10,834.92 ¥
(72.00 $)
     +35.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 580.00 ¥
(3.85 $)
564.32 ¥
(3.75 $)
     -2.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 651.78 ¥
(4.33 $)
421.36 ¥
(2.80 $)
     -35.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,600.00 ¥
(23.92 $)
4,514.55 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +25.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 645.15 ¥
(4.29 $)
550.07 ¥
(3.66 $)
     -14.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,342,000.00 ¥
(22,208.19 $)
4,966,005.44 ¥
(33,000.00 $)
     +48.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,473,210.91 ¥
(16,434.93 $)
3,916,979.75 ¥
(26,029.04 $)
     +58.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Japan Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 24,686.83 ¥
(164.05 $)
30,953.57 ¥
(205.69 $)
     +25.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,971.17 ¥
(26.39 $)
7,680.60 ¥
(51.04 $)
     +93.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,957.37 ¥
(32.94 $)
10,658.45 ¥
(70.83 $)
     +115.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Japan Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,229.55 ¥
(54.69 $)
7,185.85 ¥
(47.75 $)
     -12.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,616.79 ¥
(17.39 $)
3,403.38 ¥
(22.62 $)
     +30.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(11.96 $)
2,106.79 ¥
(14.00 $)
     +17.0 %
Childcare
Japan Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 51,121.05 ¥
(339.71 $)
207,564.57 ¥
(1,379.30 $)
     +306.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,918,788.54 ¥
(12,750.70 $)
3,501,383.17 ¥
(23,267.32 $)
     +82.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Japan Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,356.79 ¥
(42.24 $)
7,876.81 ¥
(52.34 $)
     +23.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,540.73 ¥
(30.17 $)
6,562.64 ¥
(43.61 $)
     +44.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,527.75 ¥
(56.67 $)
13,305.90 ¥
(88.42 $)
     +56.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,666.36 ¥
(77.53 $)
17,217.25 ¥
(114.41 $)
     +47.6 %
Rent Per Month
Japan Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 82,877.77 ¥
(550.74 $)
267,212.27 ¥
(1,775.67 $)
     +222.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 56,992.75 ¥
(378.73 $)
218,611.15 ¥
(1,452.71 $)
     +283.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 176,601.48 ¥
(1,173.55 $)
446,784.91 ¥
(2,968.97 $)
     +153.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 110,618.86 ¥
(735.08 $)
361,961.16 ¥
(2,405.30 $)
     +227.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Japan Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 75,366.48 ¥
(500.82 $)
48,475.26 ¥
(322.13 $)
     -35.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 46,192.61 ¥
(306.96 $)
38,651.36 ¥
(256.85 $)
     -16.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Japan Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 328,994.94 ¥
(2,186.23 $)
682,883.62 ¥
(4,537.88 $)
     +107.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.78 6.56      +268.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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