Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Japan Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Japan are 17.08% higher than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Japan are 0.14% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Japan are 33.29% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Japan are 31.07% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Japan are 23.70% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Japan is 21.77% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Japan Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(1,640.62 ¥)
8.23 $
(900.00 ¥)
     -45.14 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(6,562.50 ¥)
44.43 $
(4,860.00 ¥)
     -25.94 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(875.00 ¥)
6.40 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(546.88 ¥)
4.11 $
(450.00 ¥)
     -17.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(656.25 ¥)
5.01 $
(547.66 ¥)
     -16.55 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.29 $
(468.98 ¥)
3.70 $
(405.11 ¥)
     -13.62 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 $
(208.21 ¥)
1.28 $
(140.23 ¥)
     -32.65 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(168.31 ¥)
0.99 $
(108.54 ¥)
     -35.51 %
Markets
United States Edit Japan Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $
(353.68 ¥)
6.85 $
(748.86 ¥)
     +111.73 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 $
(271.12 ¥)
1.77 $
(193.71 ¥)
     -28.55 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(197.17 ¥)
2.09 $
(228.06 ¥)
     +15.67 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 $
(252.10 ¥)
2.17 $
(237.21 ¥)
     -5.91 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.01 $
(547.88 ¥)
7.96 $
(871.17 ¥)
     +59.01 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.15 $
(453.50 ¥)
3.62 $
(395.51 ¥)
     -12.79 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.70 $
(623.01 ¥)
9.70 $
(1,060.77 ¥)
     +70.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(224.56 ¥)
3.09 $
(337.95 ¥)
     +50.49 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(77.30 ¥)
1.27 $
(138.47 ¥)
     +79.13 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(197.02 ¥)
2.48 $
(270.84 ¥)
     +37.47 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.93 $
(211.58 ¥)
2.73 $
(298.44 ¥)
     +41.05 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(128.15 ¥)
1.67 $
(182.84 ¥)
     +42.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(129.01 ¥)
1.33 $
(145.05 ¥)
     +12.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $
(179.08 ¥)
1.74 $
(190.84 ¥)
     +6.56 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(197.53 ¥)
1.12 $
(122.82 ¥)
     -37.82 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(1,312.50 ¥)
10.97 $
(1,200.00 ¥)
     -8.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(265.51 ¥)
2.58 $
(282.00 ¥)
     +6.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 $
(308.57 ¥)
3.02 $
(330.51 ¥)
     +7.11 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(875.00 ¥)
4.57 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -42.86 %
Transportation
United States Edit Japan Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(246.09 ¥)
2.10 $
(230.00 ¥)
     -6.54 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(7,109.38 ¥)
91.43 $
(10,000.00 ¥)
     +40.66 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(355.47 ¥)
5.85 $
(640.00 ¥)
     +80.04 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.62 $
(286.56 ¥)
5.89 $
(643.74 ¥)
     +124.64 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(3,281.25 ¥)
27.43 $
(3,000.00 ¥)
     -8.57 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.56 $
(279.62 ¥)
4.91 $
(537.07 ¥)
     +92.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(2,515,625.00 ¥)
24,685.71 $
(2,700,000.00 ¥)
     +7.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,590.23 $
(2,361,431.60 ¥)
19,911.34 $
(2,177,802.33 ¥)
     -7.78 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Japan Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.44 $
(17,985.55 ¥)
201.10 $
(21,995.81 ¥)
     +22.30 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(15.25 ¥)
0.33 $
(36.02 ¥)
     +136.23 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.75 $
(7,191.37 ¥)
43.69 $
(4,779.01 ¥)
     -33.55 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Japan Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.07 $
(4,054.35 ¥)
81.35 $
(8,897.52 ¥)
     +119.46 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.65 $
(1,712.20 ¥)
25.04 $
(2,738.80 ¥)
     +59.96 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(1,312.50 ¥)
16.46 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +37.14 %
Childcare
United States Edit Japan Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 936.11 $
(102,387.14 ¥)
490.33 $
(53,629.93 ¥)
     -47.62 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,684.35 $
(1,715,475.93 ¥)
15,969.40 $
(1,746,653.06 ¥)
     +1.82 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Japan Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.81 $
(4,791.55 ¥)
60.30 $
(6,595.65 ¥)
     +37.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.47 $
(3,879.49 ¥)
39.17 $
(4,284.22 ¥)
     +10.43 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.97 $
(8,309.43 ¥)
75.17 $
(8,221.67 ¥)
     -1.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.03 $
(10,503.82 ¥)
108.96 $
(11,917.31 ¥)
     +13.46 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Japan Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,338.21 $
(146,367.23 ¥)
753.86 $
(82,453.43 ¥)
     -43.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,081.03 $
(118,237.43 ¥)
527.66 $
(57,713.09 ¥)
     -51.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,153.77 $
(235,569.03 ¥)
1,836.13 $
(200,827.07 ¥)
     -14.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,734.96 $
(189,761.16 ¥)
1,096.36 $
(119,914.53 ¥)
     -36.81 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Japan Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 332.83 $
(36,403.08 ¥)
813.05 $
(88,927.26 ¥)
     +144.28 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 198.66 $
(21,728.27 ¥)
459.54 $
(50,261.68 ¥)
     +131.32 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Japan Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,549.43 $
(388,218.77 ¥)
2,773.11 $
(303,308.52 ¥)
     -21.87 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.05 1.42      -64.82 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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