Cost of Living Comparison Between Japan and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 49.9% higher than in Japan (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 82.9% higher than in Japan
Rent Prices in United States are 204.6% higher than in Japan
Restaurant Prices in United States are 129.4% higher than in Japan
Groceries Prices in United States are 38.9% higher than in Japan
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 16.2% higher than in Japan
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Restaurants
Japan Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.47 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
20.00 $
(3,091.27 ¥)
     +209.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 38.82 $
(6,000.00 ¥)
75.00 $
(11,592.26 ¥)
     +93.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.85 $
(750.00 ¥)
10.80 $
(1,669.04 ¥)
     +122.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.91 $
(450.00 ¥)
6.00 $
(927.38 ¥)
     +106.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $
(592.09 ¥)
7.00 $
(1,081.94 ¥)
     +82.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.88 $
(445.70 ¥)
5.10 $
(788.83 ¥)
     +77.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.00 $
(153.91 ¥)
2.49 $
(384.45 ¥)
     +149.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.73 $
(112.19 ¥)
2.06 $
(319.00 ¥)
     +184.3 %
Markets
Japan Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.22 $
(807.49 ¥)
4.01 $
(619.73 ¥)
     -23.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.33 $
(205.40 ¥)
3.24 $
(500.56 ¥)
     +143.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.53 $
(236.89 ¥)
2.08 $
(320.87 ¥)
     +35.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.12 $
(328.24 ¥)
3.73 $
(576.61 ¥)
     +75.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.83 $
(746.28 ¥)
5.84 $
(902.04 ¥)
     +20.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.74 $
(422.82 ¥)
5.52 $
(853.07 ¥)
     +101.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.95 $
(1,074.71 ¥)
7.29 $
(1,127.08 ¥)
     +4.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.04 $
(315.37 ¥)
2.41 $
(372.86 ¥)
     +18.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 $
(154.15 ¥)
0.76 $
(117.84 ¥)
     -23.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.79 $
(276.43 ¥)
2.04 $
(315.72 ¥)
     +14.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.88 $
(289.91 ¥)
2.23 $
(344.23 ¥)
     +18.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.14 $
(176.66 ¥)
1.37 $
(211.69 ¥)
     +19.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.00 $
(153.97 ¥)
1.38 $
(213.25 ¥)
     +38.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 $
(188.26 ¥)
2.16 $
(333.38 ¥)
     +77.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.82 $
(126.96 ¥)
2.19 $
(338.38 ¥)
     +166.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.47 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
15.00 $
(2,318.45 ¥)
     +131.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $
(301.74 ¥)
1.77 $
(273.51 ¥)
     -9.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 $
(406.53 ¥)
3.55 $
(548.62 ¥)
     +35.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.88 $
(600.00 ¥)
10.00 $
(1,545.63 ¥)
     +157.6 %
Transportation
Japan Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.42 $
(220.00 ¥)
2.50 $
(386.41 ¥)
     +75.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 51.76 $
(8,000.00 ¥)
72.00 $
(11,128.57 ¥)
     +39.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.62 $
(560.00 ¥)
3.75 $
(579.61 ¥)
     +3.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.16 $
(643.74 ¥)
2.80 $
(432.78 ¥)
     -32.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.32 $
(3,450.00 ¥)
30.00 $
(4,636.91 ¥)
     +34.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.17 $
(644.35 ¥)
3.65 $
(564.73 ¥)
     -12.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,622.18 $
(3,342,000.00 ¥)
33,000.00 $
(5,100,595.50 ¥)
     +52.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,101.39 $
(2,488,687.72 ¥)
26,082.62 $
(4,031,421.67 ¥)
     +62.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Japan Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.36 $
(24,939.71 ¥)
206.62 $
(31,935.40 ¥)
     +28.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 25.31 $
(3,911.40 ¥)
52.48 $
(8,110.78 ¥)
     +107.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.09 $
(4,959.22 ¥)
71.23 $
(11,009.63 ¥)
     +122.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Japan Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.35 $
(8,400.42 ¥)
48.11 $
(7,435.50 ¥)
     -11.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.40 $
(2,535.49 ¥)
22.80 $
(3,523.53 ¥)
     +39.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.65 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
14.00 $
(2,163.89 ¥)
     +20.2 %
Childcare
Japan Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 344.47 $
(53,242.21 ¥)
1,379.42 $
(213,207.97 ¥)
     +300.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,072.58 $
(1,865,979.86 ¥)
23,036.62 $
(3,560,620.64 ¥)
     +90.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Japan Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.51 $
(6,415.75 ¥)
52.63 $
(8,134.60 ¥)
     +26.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.31 $
(4,530.77 ¥)
43.87 $
(6,780.74 ¥)
     +49.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 54.54 $
(8,429.88 ¥)
89.16 $
(13,780.52 ¥)
     +63.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 75.70 $
(11,700.41 ¥)
115.82 $
(17,901.66 ¥)
     +53.0 %
Rent Per Month
Japan Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 552.51 $
(85,397.50 ¥)
1,778.98 $
(274,966.04 ¥)
     +222.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 372.50 $
(57,575.59 ¥)
1,464.24 $
(226,317.91 ¥)
     +293.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,182.81 $
(182,819.71 ¥)
2,982.41 $
(460,971.20 ¥)
     +152.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 731.53 $
(113,067.18 ¥)
2,422.10 $
(374,367.79 ¥)
     +231.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Japan Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 517.44 $
(79,977.56 ¥)
346.41 $
(53,542.95 ¥)
     -33.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 312.94 $
(48,369.00 ¥)
272.30 $
(42,087.05 ¥)
     -13.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Japan Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,149.19 $
(332,186.47 ¥)
4,568.42 $
(706,110.27 ¥)
     +112.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.78 6.57      +269.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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