Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 13.7% higher than in Japan (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 40.1% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 128.6% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 87.8% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 9.5% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 15.8% higher than in Japan
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Restaurants
Japan Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 961.00 ¥
(7.38 $)
2,214.69 ¥
(17.00 $)
     +130.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 ¥
(38.38 $)
9,119.32 ¥
(70.00 $)
     +82.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(5.37 $)
1,171.18 ¥
(8.99 $)
     +67.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 450.00 ¥
(3.45 $)
651.38 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +44.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 521.18 ¥
(4.00 $)
781.66 ¥
(6.00 $)
     +50.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 431.63 ¥
(3.31 $)
604.71 ¥
(4.64 $)
     +40.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 148.46 ¥
(1.14 $)
298.55 ¥
(2.29 $)
     +101.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 112.25 ¥
(0.86 $)
236.14 ¥
(1.81 $)
     +110.4 %
Markets
Japan Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 731.63 ¥
(5.62 $)
501.60 ¥
(3.85 $)
     -31.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 189.15 ¥
(1.45 $)
383.25 ¥
(2.94 $)
     +102.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 224.46 ¥
(1.72 $)
244.39 ¥
(1.88 $)
     +8.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 246.12 ¥
(1.89 $)
511.07 ¥
(3.92 $)
     +107.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 769.15 ¥
(5.90 $)
686.47 ¥
(5.27 $)
     -10.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 419.10 ¥
(3.22 $)
700.04 ¥
(5.37 $)
     +67.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,103.02 ¥
(8.47 $)
885.17 ¥
(6.79 $)
     -19.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 325.61 ¥
(2.50 $)
283.16 ¥
(2.17 $)
     -13.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 149.67 ¥
(1.15 $)
95.03 ¥
(0.73 $)
     -36.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 272.17 ¥
(2.09 $)
243.46 ¥
(1.87 $)
     -10.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 287.33 ¥
(2.21 $)
265.96 ¥
(2.04 $)
     -7.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 192.84 ¥
(1.48 $)
160.28 ¥
(1.23 $)
     -16.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 150.13 ¥
(1.15 $)
161.32 ¥
(1.24 $)
     +7.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 183.85 ¥
(1.41 $)
254.19 ¥
(1.95 $)
     +38.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 124.23 ¥
(0.95 $)
249.39 ¥
(1.91 $)
     +100.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥
(7.68 $)
1,692.29 ¥
(12.99 $)
     +69.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 286.94 ¥
(2.20 $)
346.43 ¥
(2.66 $)
     +20.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 371.58 ¥
(2.85 $)
433.29 ¥
(3.33 $)
     +16.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 560.79 ¥
(4.30 $)
1,171.18 ¥
(8.99 $)
     +108.8 %
Transportation
Japan Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 220.00 ¥
(1.69 $)
325.69 ¥
(2.50 $)
     +48.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,180.00 ¥
(70.47 $)
9,119.32 ¥
(70.00 $)
     -0.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 ¥
(4.61 $)
455.97 ¥
(3.50 $)
     -24.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 648.57 ¥
(4.98 $)
351.75 ¥
(2.70 $)
     -45.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥
(23.03 $)
3,908.28 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +30.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 621.67 ¥
(4.77 $)
493.12 ¥
(3.79 $)
     -20.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,879,500.00 ¥
(22,103.07 $)
3,247,324.71 ¥
(24,926.50 $)
     +12.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,278,746.51 ¥
(17,491.68 $)
3,014,090.30 ¥
(23,136.19 $)
     +32.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Japan Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 22,757.24 ¥
(174.68 $)
23,631.32 ¥
(181.39 $)
     +3.8 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 38.33 ¥
(0.29 $)
21.34 ¥
(0.16 $)
     -44.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,732.15 ¥
(36.32 $)
9,011.69 ¥
(69.17 $)
     +90.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Japan Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,441.35 ¥
(64.80 $)
5,450.67 ¥
(41.84 $)
     -35.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,540.94 ¥
(19.50 $)
2,398.60 ¥
(18.41 $)
     -5.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(13.82 $)
1,563.31 ¥
(12.00 $)
     -13.1 %
Childcare
Japan Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 48,124.02 ¥
(369.40 $)
151,760.85 ¥
(1,164.92 $)
     +215.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,688,315.77 ¥
(12,959.53 $)
2,149,314.94 ¥
(16,498.16 $)
     +27.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Japan Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,028.02 ¥
(46.27 $)
6,013.07 ¥
(46.16 $)
     -0.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,236.18 ¥
(32.52 $)
4,740.07 ¥
(36.38 $)
     +11.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,173.14 ¥
(62.74 $)
10,374.70 ¥
(79.64 $)
     +26.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,082.56 ¥
(92.75 $)
14,322.79 ¥
(109.94 $)
     +18.5 %
Rent Per Month
Japan Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 96,202.75 ¥
(738.45 $)
222,405.36 ¥
(1,707.19 $)
     +131.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 61,204.59 ¥
(469.81 $)
179,514.40 ¥
(1,377.95 $)
     +193.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 187,746.21 ¥
(1,441.14 $)
371,027.88 ¥
(2,848.01 $)
     +97.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 120,940.91 ¥
(928.34 $)
292,548.84 ¥
(2,245.61 $)
     +141.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Japan Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 82,235.23 ¥
(631.24 $)
54,201.84 ¥
(416.05 $)
     -34.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 46,878.92 ¥
(359.84 $)
36,618.25 ¥
(281.08 $)
     -21.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Japan Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 335,957.73 ¥
(2,578.82 $)
544,938.70 ¥
(4,182.96 $)
     +62.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.42 5.37      +277.7 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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