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Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 11.52% lower than in Japan
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 2.42% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 48.96% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 49.61% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 13.19% lower than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 16.78% higher than in Japan
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
(7.12 $)
1,573.40 ¥
(14.00 $)
     +96.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 ¥
(35.59 $)
5,619.28 ¥
(50.00 $)
     +40.48 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 680.00 ¥
(6.05 $)
786.70 ¥
(7.00 $)
     +15.69 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 400.00 ¥
(3.56 $)
449.54 ¥
(4.00 $)
     +12.39 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥
(4.45 $)
561.93 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +12.39 %
Cappuccino (regular) 374.66 ¥
(3.33 $)
445.24 ¥
(3.96 $)
     +18.84 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 130.07 ¥
(1.16 $)
198.67 ¥
(1.77 $)
     +52.74 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 104.55 ¥
(0.93 $)
159.53 ¥
(1.42 $)
     +52.58 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 693.77 ¥
(6.17 $)
356.66 ¥
(3.17 $)
     -48.59 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 164.35 ¥
(1.46 $)
261.41 ¥
(2.33 $)
     +59.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 193.18 ¥
(1.72 $)
198.52 ¥
(1.77 $)
     +2.76 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 218.67 ¥
(1.95 $)
264.68 ¥
(2.36 $)
     +21.04 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 747.66 ¥
(6.65 $)
543.60 ¥
(4.84 $)
     -27.29 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 366.21 ¥
(3.26 $)
436.40 ¥
(3.88 $)
     +19.17 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 854.09 ¥
(7.60 $)
581.98 ¥
(5.18 $)
     -31.86 %
Apples (1 lb) 307.80 ¥
(2.74 $)
221.87 ¥
(1.97 $)
     -27.92 %
Banana (1 lb) 141.07 ¥
(1.26 $)
75.47 ¥
(0.67 $)
     -46.51 %
Oranges (1 lb) 240.53 ¥
(2.14 $)
200.77 ¥
(1.79 $)
     -16.53 %
Tomato (1 lb) 311.83 ¥
(2.77 $)
202.39 ¥
(1.80 $)
     -35.10 %
Potato (1 lb) 171.50 ¥
(1.53 $)
124.57 ¥
(1.11 $)
     -27.36 %
Onion (1 lb) 147.07 ¥
(1.31 $)
126.15 ¥
(1.12 $)
     -14.22 %
Lettuce (1 head) 208.48 ¥
(1.86 $)
169.93 ¥
(1.51 $)
     -18.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 124.04 ¥
(1.10 $)
198.79 ¥
(1.77 $)
     +60.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(10.68 $)
1,348.63 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +12.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 282.62 ¥
(2.51 $)
259.61 ¥
(2.31 $)
     -8.14 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 350.83 ¥
(3.12 $)
368.47 ¥
(3.28 $)
     +5.03 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 455.00 ¥
(4.05 $)
786.70 ¥
(7.00 $)
     +72.90 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 210.00 ¥
(1.87 $)
252.87 ¥
(2.25 $)
     +20.41 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(88.98 $)
7,754.61 ¥
(69.00 $)
     -22.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 ¥
(5.34 $)
337.16 ¥
(3.00 $)
     -43.81 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 659.83 ¥
(5.87 $)
299.51 ¥
(2.67 $)
     -54.61 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,390.00 ¥
(30.16 $)
3,141.18 ¥
(27.95 $)
     -7.34 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 502.58 ¥
(4.47 $)
293.23 ¥
(2.61 $)
     -41.65 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 ¥
(22,244.83 $)
2,425,282.69 ¥
(21,580.00 $)
     -2.99 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,029,483.41 ¥
(18,058.21 $)
2,282,787.03 ¥
(20,312.08 $)
     +12.48 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,972.23 ¥
(186.61 $)
16,735.88 ¥
(148.91 $)
     -20.20 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 42.22 ¥
(0.38 $)
11.24 ¥
(0.10 $)
     -73.38 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,560.25 ¥
(40.58 $)
6,802.68 ¥
(60.53 $)
     +49.17 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,049.13 ¥
(80.52 $)
4,066.24 ¥
(36.18 $)
     -55.06 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,017.39 ¥
(17.95 $)
1,731.16 ¥
(15.40 $)
     -14.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(16.02 $)
1,348.63 ¥
(12.00 $)
     -25.08 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 39,461.54 ¥
(351.13 $)
95,746.35 ¥
(851.94 $)
     +142.63 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,336,538.46 ¥
(20,790.36 $)
2,003,648.20 ¥
(17,828.33 $)
     -14.25 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,565.07 ¥
(58.42 $)
4,729.27 ¥
(42.08 $)
     -27.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,994.09 ¥
(35.54 $)
3,898.91 ¥
(34.69 $)
     -2.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,760.08 ¥
(69.05 $)
8,308.02 ¥
(73.92 $)
     +7.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,941.18 ¥
(88.46 $)
10,474.53 ¥
(93.20 $)
     +5.37 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 83,095.94 ¥
(739.38 $)
138,177.54 ¥
(1,229.49 $)
     +66.29 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 56,540.32 ¥
(503.09 $)
109,190.32 ¥
(971.57 $)
     +93.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 182,056.95 ¥
(1,619.93 $)
223,924.91 ¥
(1,992.47 $)
     +23.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 111,443.86 ¥
(991.62 $)
173,901.63 ¥
(1,547.36 $)
     +56.04 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 80,450.78 ¥
(715.85 $)
24,734.48 ¥
(220.09 $)
     -69.26 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 40,399.58 ¥
(359.47 $)
18,270.38 ¥
(162.57 $)
     -54.78 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 281,287.51 ¥
(2,502.88 $)
336,428.61 ¥
(2,993.52 $)
     +19.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.24 4.26      +243.14 %
Last update: July 2018July 2018
Contributors:61623490
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: JPY