Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Japan Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Japan are 33.1% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Japan are 45.1% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Japan are 66.8% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Japan are 56.3% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Japan are 27.8% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Japan is 14.0% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Japan Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(3,088.23 ¥)
6.48 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -67.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(11,580.88 ¥)
38.86 $
(6,000.00 ¥)
     -48.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.68 $
(1,649.89 ¥)
4.86 $
(750.00 ¥)
     -54.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(926.47 ¥)
2.91 $
(450.00 ¥)
     -51.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(1,080.88 ¥)
3.86 $
(595.73 ¥)
     -44.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.10 $
(787.40 ¥)
2.89 $
(445.63 ¥)
     -43.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 $
(383.66 ¥)
1.00 $
(154.21 ¥)
     -59.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(317.58 ¥)
0.73 $
(112.34 ¥)
     -64.6 %
Markets
United States Edit Japan Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.00 $
(618.36 ¥)
5.23 $
(807.46 ¥)
     +30.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $
(499.13 ¥)
1.33 $
(205.39 ¥)
     -58.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 $
(319.44 ¥)
1.53 $
(236.88 ¥)
     -25.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.72 $
(573.98 ¥)
2.13 $
(328.20 ¥)
     -42.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.83 $
(899.48 ¥)
4.83 $
(746.26 ¥)
     -17.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.50 $
(850.02 ¥)
2.74 $
(422.80 ¥)
     -50.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.27 $
(1,123.18 ¥)
6.96 $
(1,074.69 ¥)
     -4.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 $
(371.93 ¥)
2.04 $
(315.35 ¥)
     -15.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(117.52 ¥)
1.00 $
(154.15 ¥)
     +31.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $
(314.28 ¥)
1.79 $
(276.41 ¥)
     -12.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.22 $
(343.27 ¥)
1.88 $
(289.89 ¥)
     -15.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(210.87 ¥)
1.14 $
(176.65 ¥)
     -16.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $
(212.75 ¥)
1.00 $
(153.97 ¥)
     -27.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(332.99 ¥)
1.22 $
(188.26 ¥)
     -43.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $
(337.77 ¥)
0.82 $
(126.95 ¥)
     -62.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(2,316.18 ¥)
6.48 $
(1,000.00 ¥)
     -56.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(272.85 ¥)
1.95 $
(301.74 ¥)
     +10.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.54 $
(547.12 ¥)
2.63 $
(406.50 ¥)
     -25.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(1,544.12 ¥)
3.89 $
(600.00 ¥)
     -61.1 %
Transportation
United States Edit Japan Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(386.03 ¥)
1.42 $
(220.00 ¥)
     -43.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(11,117.64 ¥)
51.81 $
(8,000.00 ¥)
     -28.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $
(579.04 ¥)
3.63 $
(560.00 ¥)
     -3.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(432.35 ¥)
4.17 $
(643.74 ¥)
     +48.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(4,632.35 ¥)
22.34 $
(3,450.00 ¥)
     -25.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $
(564.10 ¥)
4.17 $
(644.34 ¥)
     +14.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $
(5,095,585.00 ¥)
21,643.44 $
(3,342,000.00 ¥)
     -34.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,091.90 $
(4,028,894.14 ¥)
16,117.23 $
(2,488,687.72 ¥)
     -38.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Japan Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.66 $
(31,756.78 ¥)
161.51 $
(24,938.96 ¥)
     -21.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 52.19 $
(8,058.38 ¥)
25.33 $
(3,911.40 ¥)
     -51.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.05 $
(10,971.51 ¥)
32.12 $
(4,959.07 ¥)
     -54.8 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Japan Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.56 $
(7,344.21 ¥)
54.40 $
(8,400.10 ¥)
     +14.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.29 $
(3,442.09 ¥)
16.42 $
(2,535.49 ¥)
     -26.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(2,161.76 ¥)
11.66 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     -16.7 %
Childcare
United States Edit Japan Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,375.97 $
(212,465.48 ¥)
344.75 $
(53,233.99 ¥)
     -74.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,021.40 $
(3,554,773.17 ¥)
12,083.34 $
(1,865,808.71 ¥)
     -47.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Japan Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.42 $
(8,094.06 ¥)
41.27 $
(6,372.68 ¥)
     -21.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.48 $
(6,714.26 ¥)
29.16 $
(4,502.21 ¥)
     -32.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.87 $
(13,721.99 ¥)
54.70 $
(8,447.09 ¥)
     -38.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.03 $
(17,761.37 ¥)
76.09 $
(11,748.55 ¥)
     -33.9 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Japan Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,774.14 $
(273,947.48 ¥)
557.35 $
(86,061.98 ¥)
     -68.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,459.72 $
(225,397.90 ¥)
375.77 $
(58,022.99 ¥)
     -74.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,975.06 $
(459,384.19 ¥)
1,188.34 $
(183,493.95 ¥)
     -60.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,415.69 $
(373,010.56 ¥)
739.17 $
(114,136.85 ¥)
     -69.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Japan Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 337.56 $
(52,122.85 ¥)
517.90 $
(79,969.16 ¥)
     +53.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 266.73 $
(41,186.70 ¥)
313.21 $
(48,363.44 ¥)
     +17.4 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Japan Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,561.68 $
(704,376.76 ¥)
2,155.06 $
(332,766.88 ¥)
     -52.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.56 1.78      -72.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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