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Tokyo vs Houston
Tyo vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Tyo
Outside city centre
Hou
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Tyo
Outside city centre
Hou
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Tyo
Outside city centre
Hou
Tyo

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Houston
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Tyo

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Hou
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Hou
Tyo
White bread 500g
Hou
Tyo
Eggs 12
Hou
Tyo
White rice 1kg
Hou
Tyo

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Hou
Tyo
Beef round 1kg
Hou
Tyo
Local cheese 1kg
Hou
Tyo

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Tyo
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Tyo
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Tyo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Tyo
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Tyo
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Tyo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Tokyo

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Tyo
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Tyo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Tyo
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Tyo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Tyo

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Hou
Tyo

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Hou
Tyo
1 pair men's leather shoes
Hou
Tyo

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth