Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Japan Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Japan are 16.09% higher than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Japan are 1.13% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Japan are 34.24% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Japan are 30.71% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Japan are 21.69% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Japan is 19.03% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Japan Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(1,645.54 ¥)
8.20 $
(900.00 ¥)
     -45.31 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(6,582.17 ¥)
45.58 $
(5,000.00 ¥)
     -24.04 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(877.62 ¥)
6.38 $
(700.00 ¥)
     -20.24 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(548.51 ¥)
4.10 $
(450.00 ¥)
     -17.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(658.22 ¥)
4.56 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -24.04 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 $
(471.82 ¥)
3.75 $
(410.92 ¥)
     -12.91 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 $
(209.62 ¥)
1.30 $
(142.63 ¥)
     -31.96 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(169.37 ¥)
0.99 $
(108.88 ¥)
     -35.71 %
Markets
United States Edit Japan Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.25 $
(356.34 ¥)
6.82 $
(748.60 ¥)
     +110.08 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 $
(272.11 ¥)
1.81 $
(198.19 ¥)
     -27.17 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(197.97 ¥)
2.06 $
(226.00 ¥)
     +14.16 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 $
(251.87 ¥)
2.18 $
(239.25 ¥)
     -5.01 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.02 $
(550.34 ¥)
7.85 $
(861.64 ¥)
     +56.56 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.17 $
(457.96 ¥)
3.58 $
(392.21 ¥)
     -14.36 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.75 $
(630.44 ¥)
9.34 $
(1,024.33 ¥)
     +62.48 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(224.64 ¥)
3.01 $
(329.78 ¥)
     +46.80 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(77.56 ¥)
1.28 $
(140.51 ¥)
     +81.18 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(197.81 ¥)
2.46 $
(269.63 ¥)
     +36.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(212.80 ¥)
2.68 $
(293.81 ¥)
     +38.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(128.56 ¥)
1.64 $
(179.66 ¥)
     +39.75 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(129.33 ¥)
1.29 $
(141.25 ¥)
     +9.22 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $
(180.16 ¥)
1.76 $
(192.90 ¥)
     +7.07 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $
(197.15 ¥)
1.12 $
(122.60 ¥)
     -37.81 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(1,316.43 ¥)
10.94 $
(1,200.00 ¥)
     -8.84 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.49 $
(272.63 ¥)
2.55 $
(279.32 ¥)
     +2.45 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 $
(311.96 ¥)
3.05 $
(334.83 ¥)
     +7.33 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(877.62 ¥)
4.56 $
(500.00 ¥)
     -43.03 %
Transportation
United States Edit Japan Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 $
(230.38 ¥)
2.01 $
(220.00 ¥)
     -4.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(7,130.69 ¥)
91.16 $
(10,000.00 ¥)
     +40.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(356.53 ¥)
5.74 $
(630.00 ¥)
     +76.70 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(285.23 ¥)
5.87 $
(643.74 ¥)
     +125.69 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(3,291.09 ¥)
27.35 $
(3,000.00 ¥)
     -8.84 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.60 $
(285.29 ¥)
4.90 $
(537.17 ¥)
     +88.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,010.00 $
(2,524,263.73 ¥)
24,611.93 $
(2,700,000.00 ¥)
     +6.96 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,687.30 $
(2,379,160.17 ¥)
19,634.20 $
(2,153,928.57 ¥)
     -9.47 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Japan Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 165.72 $
(18,179.95 ¥)
202.50 $
(22,214.43 ¥)
     +22.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(15.21 ¥)
0.33 $
(35.67 ¥)
     +134.44 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.93 $
(7,232.54 ¥)
43.02 $
(4,719.50 ¥)
     -34.75 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Japan Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.96 $
(4,054.32 ¥)
80.02 $
(8,778.15 ¥)
     +116.51 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.74 $
(1,726.76 ¥)
25.67 $
(2,815.73 ¥)
     +63.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(1,316.43 ¥)
16.41 $
(1,800.00 ¥)
     +36.73 %
Childcare
United States Edit Japan Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 935.43 $
(102,619.23 ¥)
494.83 $
(54,284.39 ¥)
     -47.10 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,488.89 $
(1,699,176.42 ¥)
15,864.19 $
(1,740,347.83 ¥)
     +2.42 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Japan Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.89 $
(4,815.30 ¥)
58.89 $
(6,460.49 ¥)
     +34.17 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.51 $
(3,895.47 ¥)
39.55 $
(4,339.09 ¥)
     +11.39 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.15 $
(8,353.61 ¥)
73.81 $
(8,097.44 ¥)
     -3.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.40 $
(10,575.10 ¥)
108.76 $
(11,931.44 ¥)
     +12.83 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Japan Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,328.40 $
(145,728.86 ¥)
761.61 $
(83,550.63 ¥)
     -42.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,080.21 $
(118,502.50 ¥)
518.70 $
(56,902.42 ¥)
     -51.98 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,160.26 $
(236,986.62 ¥)
1,788.82 $
(196,239.08 ¥)
     -17.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,751.10 $
(192,101.25 ¥)
1,087.47 $
(119,298.25 ¥)
     -37.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Japan Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 332.76 $
(36,505.23 ¥)
782.91 $
(85,887.96 ¥)
     +135.28 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 199.15 $
(21,847.78 ¥)
435.02 $
(47,723.30 ¥)
     +118.44 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Japan Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,549.12 $
(389,348.27 ¥)
2,841.35 $
(311,703.85 ¥)
     -19.94 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.01 1.46      -63.47 %
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