Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Japan Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Japan are 22.55% higher than in United States (without rent)
Rent Prices in Japan are 31.23% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Japan are 28.36% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Japan are 28.27% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Japan is 26.65% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(1,557.28 ¥)
7.71 $
(800.00 ¥)
     -48.63 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $
(5,710.01 ¥)
46.52 $
(4,830.00 ¥)
     -15.41 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(830.55 ¥)
6.74 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -15.72 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(519.09 ¥)
4.33 $
(450.00 ¥)
     -13.31 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(622.91 ¥)
4.82 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -19.73 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.26 $
(441.89 ¥)
3.84 $
(398.72 ¥)
     -9.77 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $
(196.22 ¥)
1.33 $
(138.21 ¥)
     -29.57 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(159.65 ¥)
1.03 $
(106.50 ¥)
     -33.29 %
Markets
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.22 $
(334.45 ¥)
7.20 $
(747.36 ¥)
     +123.46 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.47 $
(256.04 ¥)
1.80 $
(186.82 ¥)
     -27.03 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.82 $
(188.94 ¥)
2.19 $
(227.71 ¥)
     +20.52 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.33 $
(242.20 ¥)
2.26 $
(234.97 ¥)
     -2.99 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.02 $
(521.02 ¥)
8.34 $
(865.63 ¥)
     +66.14 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.12 $
(427.55 ¥)
3.66 $
(380.43 ¥)
     -11.02 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.65 $
(586.53 ¥)
10.34 $
(1,073.87 ¥)
     +83.09 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.08 $
(215.42 ¥)
3.12 $
(324.39 ¥)
     +50.58 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(73.64 ¥)
1.30 $
(134.80 ¥)
     +83.05 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 $
(190.05 ¥)
2.57 $
(266.35 ¥)
     +40.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(201.73 ¥)
2.79 $
(289.34 ¥)
     +43.43 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(125.06 ¥)
1.73 $
(179.15 ¥)
     +43.25 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 $
(124.53 ¥)
1.34 $
(139.39 ¥)
     +11.93 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $
(169.02 ¥)
1.88 $
(194.68 ¥)
     +15.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(188.21 ¥)
1.16 $
(120.39 ¥)
     -36.03 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(1,245.82 ¥)
11.56 $
(1,200.00 ¥)
     -3.68 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.42 $
(251.52 ¥)
2.64 $
(273.70 ¥)
     +8.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.96 $
(307.61 ¥)
3.45 $
(357.80 ¥)
     +16.32 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(830.55 ¥)
4.82 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -39.80 %
Transportation
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(233.59 ¥)
2.12 $
(220.00 ¥)
     -5.82 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(7,267.29 ¥)
96.32 $
(10,000.00 ¥)
     +37.60 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(337.41 ¥)
6.26 $
(650.00 ¥)
     +92.64 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(280.31 ¥)
6.82 $
(708.11 ¥)
     +152.62 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(3,114.55 ¥)
28.90 $
(3,000.00 ¥)
     -3.68 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.59 $
(268.40 ¥)
5.18 $
(537.63 ¥)
     +100.31 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(2,387,822.85 ¥)
25,091.89 $
(2,605,000.00 ¥)
     +9.10 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,453.02 $
(2,227,218.19 ¥)
20,802.46 $
(2,159,677.78 ¥)
     -3.03 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.22 $
(16,841.61 ¥)
210.47 $
(21,850.20 ¥)
     +29.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(14.16 ¥)
0.37 $
(38.21 ¥)
     +169.94 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.28 $
(6,777.78 ¥)
46.38 $
(4,815.30 ¥)
     -28.95 %
Sports And Leisure
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.37 $
(3,879.28 ¥)
84.56 $
(8,778.45 ¥)
     +126.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.86 $
(1,646.29 ¥)
27.85 $
(2,891.01 ¥)
     +75.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(1,245.82 ¥)
17.34 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +44.48 %
Childcare
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 942.02 $
(97,799.45 ¥)
484.33 $
(50,282.74 ¥)
     -48.59 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,187.91 $
(1,680,603.00 ¥)
16,070.93 $
(1,668,458.33 ¥)
     -0.72 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.04 $
(4,572.50 ¥)
63.65 $
(6,608.32 ¥)
     +44.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.56 $
(3,691.63 ¥)
41.14 $
(4,270.62 ¥)
     +15.68 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.91 $
(7,880.94 ¥)
79.22 $
(8,224.56 ¥)
     +4.36 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.16 $
(9,983.58 ¥)
114.59 $
(11,896.25 ¥)
     +19.16 %
Rent Per Month
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,350.28 $
(140,183.88 ¥)
812.05 $
(84,305.27 ¥)
     -39.86 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,082.98 $
(112,433.05 ¥)
546.07 $
(56,692.02 ¥)
     -49.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,163.28 $
(224,588.61 ¥)
1,866.25 $
(193,751.27 ¥)
     -13.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,718.50 $
(178,411.88 ¥)
1,118.39 $
(116,109.16 ¥)
     -34.92 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 292.26 $
(30,342.32 ¥)
854.11 $
(88,672.13 ¥)
     +192.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 194.03 $
(20,143.71 ¥)
496.46 $
(51,541.91 ¥)
     +155.87 %
Salaries And Financing
United States[ Edit ] Japan[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,558.80 $
(369,469.12 ¥)
2,718.24 $
(282,203.18 ¥)
     -23.62 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.18 1.47      -64.87 %
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