Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 14.80% lower than in Japan (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 0.42% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 53.02% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 45.59% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 19.35% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 27.71% higher than in Japan
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Restaurants
Japan Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 ¥
(8.27 $)
1,631.77 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +81.31 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,800.00 ¥
(44.12 $)
6,527.10 ¥
(60.00 $)
     +35.98 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(6.43 $)
870.28 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +24.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 450.00 ¥
(4.14 $)
543.92 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +20.87 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥
(4.60 $)
652.71 ¥
(6.00 $)
     +30.54 %
Cappuccino (regular) 403.84 ¥
(3.71 $)
465.77 ¥
(4.28 $)
     +15.34 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 139.86 ¥
(1.29 $)
206.99 ¥
(1.90 $)
     +47.99 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 108.55 ¥
(1.00 $)
167.41 ¥
(1.54 $)
     +54.22 %
Markets
Japan Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 750.34 ¥
(6.90 $)
351.56 ¥
(3.23 $)
     -53.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 193.58 ¥
(1.78 $)
269.20 ¥
(2.47 $)
     +39.06 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 230.36 ¥
(2.12 $)
195.20 ¥
(1.79 $)
     -15.26 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 236.61 ¥
(2.18 $)
251.24 ¥
(2.31 $)
     +6.18 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 853.68 ¥
(7.85 $)
543.73 ¥
(5.00 $)
     -36.31 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 389.48 ¥
(3.58 $)
449.09 ¥
(4.13 $)
     +15.31 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,054.67 ¥
(9.70 $)
619.65 ¥
(5.70 $)
     -41.25 %
Apples (1 lb) 336.20 ¥
(3.09 $)
222.86 ¥
(2.05 $)
     -33.71 %
Banana (1 lb) 138.84 ¥
(1.28 $)
76.97 ¥
(0.71 $)
     -44.56 %
Oranges (1 lb) 269.99 ¥
(2.48 $)
196.27 ¥
(1.80 $)
     -27.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 298.13 ¥
(2.74 $)
210.40 ¥
(1.93 $)
     -29.43 %
Potato (1 lb) 183.65 ¥
(1.69 $)
127.58 ¥
(1.17 $)
     -30.53 %
Onion (1 lb) 145.98 ¥
(1.34 $)
128.42 ¥
(1.18 $)
     -12.02 %
Lettuce (1 head) 191.32 ¥
(1.76 $)
177.88 ¥
(1.64 $)
     -7.03 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 121.90 ¥
(1.12 $)
196.18 ¥
(1.80 $)
     +60.94 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(11.03 $)
1,305.42 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +8.78 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 280.31 ¥
(2.58 $)
262.09 ¥
(2.41 $)
     -6.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 335.16 ¥
(3.08 $)
306.02 ¥
(2.81 $)
     -8.70 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 500.00 ¥
(4.60 $)
870.28 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +74.06 %
Transportation
Japan Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 220.00 ¥
(2.02 $)
244.77 ¥
(2.25 $)
     +11.26 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(91.92 $)
7,071.02 ¥
(65.00 $)
     -29.29 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 640.00 ¥
(5.88 $)
353.55 ¥
(3.25 $)
     -44.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 643.74 ¥
(5.92 $)
288.28 ¥
(2.65 $)
     -55.22 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥
(27.58 $)
3,263.55 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +8.78 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 536.53 ¥
(4.93 $)
277.77 ¥
(2.55 $)
     -48.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,700,000.00 ¥
(24,819.60 $)
2,502,054.72 ¥
(23,000.00 $)
     -7.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,170,130.95 ¥
(19,948.81 $)
2,347,034.82 ¥
(21,574.99 $)
     +8.15 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Japan Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 22,075.74 ¥
(202.93 $)
17,871.23 ¥
(164.28 $)
     -19.05 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 35.84 ¥
(0.33 $)
15.08 ¥
(0.14 $)
     -57.91 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,784.54 ¥
(43.98 $)
7,145.98 ¥
(65.69 $)
     +49.36 %
Sports And Leisure
Japan Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,867.50 ¥
(81.51 $)
4,029.44 ¥
(37.04 $)
     -54.56 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,731.93 ¥
(25.11 $)
1,716.15 ¥
(15.78 $)
     -37.18 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(16.55 $)
1,305.42 ¥
(12.00 $)
     -27.48 %
Childcare
Japan Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 51,079.65 ¥
(469.55 $)
101,808.96 ¥
(935.87 $)
     +99.31 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,697,574.47 ¥
(15,604.86 $)
1,718,558.65 ¥
(15,797.76 $)
     +1.24 %
Clothing And Shoes
Japan Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,548.13 ¥
(60.19 $)
4,765.69 ¥
(43.81 $)
     -27.22 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,284.22 ¥
(39.38 $)
3,856.10 ¥
(35.45 $)
     -9.99 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,242.50 ¥
(75.77 $)
8,260.39 ¥
(75.93 $)
     +0.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,109.08 ¥
(111.31 $)
10,430.20 ¥
(95.88 $)
     -13.86 %
Rent Per Month
Japan Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 84,330.75 ¥
(775.21 $)
145,938.53 ¥
(1,341.53 $)
     +73.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 57,102.40 ¥
(524.91 $)
117,669.87 ¥
(1,081.67 $)
     +106.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 190,986.15 ¥
(1,755.63 $)
234,547.38 ¥
(2,156.06 $)
     +22.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 116,460.18 ¥
(1,070.55 $)
188,190.96 ¥
(1,729.94 $)
     +61.59 %
Buy Apartment Price
Japan Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 89,099.86 ¥
(819.05 $)
36,190.28 ¥
(332.68 $)
     -59.38 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 51,392.35 ¥
(472.42 $)
21,559.47 ¥
(198.18 $)
     -58.05 %
Salaries And Financing
Japan Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 300,351.67 ¥
(2,760.97 $)
385,199.70 ¥
(3,540.93 $)
     +28.25 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.43 4.07      +184.93 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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