Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 4.21% higher than in Japan (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 28.50% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 109.57% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 74.37% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.73% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 8.08% higher than in Japan
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Restaurants
Japan Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 ¥
(7.04 $)
1,916.53 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +112.95 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,800.00 ¥
(37.57 $)
8,304.95 ¥
(65.00 $)
     +73.02 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(5.48 $)
1,022.15 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +46.02 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 450.00 ¥
(3.52 $)
638.84 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +41.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 550.00 ¥
(4.30 $)
766.61 ¥
(6.00 $)
     +39.38 %
Cappuccino (regular) 423.60 ¥
(3.32 $)
568.71 ¥
(4.45 $)
     +34.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 144.01 ¥
(1.13 $)
255.42 ¥
(2.00 $)
     +77.37 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 109.37 ¥
(0.86 $)
203.41 ¥
(1.59 $)
     +85.97 %
Markets
Japan Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 721.69 ¥
(5.65 $)
433.69 ¥
(3.39 $)
     -39.91 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 193.83 ¥
(1.52 $)
330.45 ¥
(2.59 $)
     +70.48 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 233.45 ¥
(1.83 $)
230.89 ¥
(1.81 $)
     -1.10 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 239.29 ¥
(1.87 $)
305.78 ¥
(2.39 $)
     +27.78 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 831.90 ¥
(6.51 $)
651.28 ¥
(5.10 $)
     -21.71 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 392.73 ¥
(3.07 $)
602.20 ¥
(4.71 $)
     +53.34 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,091.31 ¥
(8.54 $)
775.59 ¥
(6.07 $)
     -28.93 %
Apples (1 lb) 329.14 ¥
(2.58 $)
270.77 ¥
(2.12 $)
     -17.74 %
Banana (1 lb) 153.42 ¥
(1.20 $)
91.99 ¥
(0.72 $)
     -40.04 %
Oranges (1 lb) 279.15 ¥
(2.18 $)
235.65 ¥
(1.84 $)
     -15.59 %
Tomato (1 lb) 281.62 ¥
(2.20 $)
251.40 ¥
(1.97 $)
     -10.73 %
Potato (1 lb) 196.32 ¥
(1.54 $)
152.18 ¥
(1.19 $)
     -22.48 %
Onion (1 lb) 153.24 ¥
(1.20 $)
152.34 ¥
(1.19 $)
     -0.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 185.61 ¥
(1.45 $)
218.36 ¥
(1.71 $)
     +17.65 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 123.78 ¥
(0.97 $)
235.14 ¥
(1.84 $)
     +89.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 ¥
(7.83 $)
1,533.22 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +53.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 285.53 ¥
(2.23 $)
374.37 ¥
(2.93 $)
     +31.12 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 361.70 ¥
(2.83 $)
383.90 ¥
(3.00 $)
     +6.14 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 535.00 ¥
(4.19 $)
1,086.03 ¥
(8.50 $)
     +103.00 %
Transportation
Japan Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 220.00 ¥
(1.72 $)
319.42 ¥
(2.50 $)
     +45.19 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,100.00 ¥
(71.22 $)
8,816.03 ¥
(69.00 $)
     -3.12 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 640.00 ¥
(5.01 $)
408.86 ¥
(3.20 $)
     -36.12 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 659.83 ¥
(5.16 $)
332.20 ¥
(2.60 $)
     -49.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ¥
(23.48 $)
3,833.05 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +27.77 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 610.70 ¥
(4.78 $)
498.64 ¥
(3.90 $)
     -18.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,800,000.00 ¥
(21,914.63 $)
3,066,444.00 ¥
(24,000.00 $)
     +9.52 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,242,717.39 ¥
(17,552.98 $)
2,855,679.51 ¥
(22,350.42 $)
     +27.33 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Japan Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 21,873.00 ¥
(171.19 $)
21,887.89 ¥
(171.31 $)
     +0.07 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 37.85 ¥
(0.30 $)
18.68 ¥
(0.15 $)
     -50.65 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,705.46 ¥
(36.83 $)
8,635.79 ¥
(67.59 $)
     +83.53 %
Sports And Leisure
Japan Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 8,454.42 ¥
(66.17 $)
4,744.69 ¥
(37.14 $)
     -43.88 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,683.62 ¥
(21.00 $)
2,233.76 ¥
(17.48 $)
     -16.76 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(14.09 $)
1,533.22 ¥
(12.00 $)
     -14.82 %
Childcare
Japan Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 49,969.43 ¥
(391.09 $)
130,754.73 ¥
(1,023.37 $)
     +161.67 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,603,209.30 ¥
(12,547.77 $)
2,013,250.24 ¥
(15,757.02 $)
     +25.58 %
Clothing And Shoes
Japan Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,265.23 ¥
(49.04 $)
5,676.34 ¥
(44.43 $)
     -9.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,374.73 ¥
(34.24 $)
4,532.34 ¥
(35.47 $)
     +3.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,075.22 ¥
(63.20 $)
9,904.38 ¥
(77.52 $)
     +22.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,059.81 ¥
(94.39 $)
12,566.68 ¥
(98.36 $)
     +4.20 %
Rent Per Month
Japan Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 101,180.39 ¥
(791.90 $)
197,730.98 ¥
(1,547.57 $)
     +95.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 64,855.69 ¥
(507.60 $)
157,387.52 ¥
(1,231.82 $)
     +142.67 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 182,944.44 ¥
(1,431.84 $)
348,736.41 ¥
(2,729.44 $)
     +90.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 117,963.09 ¥
(923.26 $)
274,741.04 ¥
(2,150.30 $)
     +132.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
Japan Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 80,219.25 ¥
(627.85 $)
53,739.80 ¥
(420.60 $)
     -33.01 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 45,671.27 ¥
(357.45 $)
25,174.92 ¥
(197.04 $)
     -44.88 %
Salaries And Financing
Japan Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 333,105.46 ¥
(2,607.10 $)
462,630.60 ¥
(3,620.85 $)
     +38.88 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.41 4.40      +211.96 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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