Cost of Living Comparison

USD
COMPARED TO
JPY
If you lived in Japan instead of American Samoa, you would:
local_dining

pay (unknown) more for restaurants

  American Samoa Japan help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant ?? $7.77
¥880
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
?? $6.21
¥704
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) ?? $1.25
¥142
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) ?? $1.01
¥114

American Samoa vs. Japan - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay (unknown) more for groceries

  American Samoa Japan help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
?? $1.77
¥200
Local cheese (8 oz) ?? $9.64
¥1,092
Milk (1 gallon) ?? $6.64
¥752
Eggs
1 dozen
?? $2.10
¥237
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) ?? $3.13
¥355
Apples (1 lb) ?? $2.91
¥330
Bananas (1 lb) ?? $1.22
¥138
Oranges (1 lb) ?? $2.20
¥249
Tomatoes (1 lb) ?? $2.55
¥289
Potatoes (1 lb) ?? $1.74
¥197
Onions (1 lb) ?? $1.33
¥150

American Samoa vs. Japan - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay (unknown) more for transportation

  American Samoa Japan help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) ?? $4.89
¥554
Monthly public transit pass ?? $91.18
¥10,326
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) ?? $23,704.40
¥2,684,547
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) ?? $36.54
¥4,138

American Samoa vs. Japan - Cost of transportation
home

pay (unknown) more for housing

  American Samoa Japan help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
?? $42.59
¥4,823
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area ?? $734.57
¥83,190
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center ?? $470.89
¥53,329
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
?? $141.01
¥15,969

American Samoa vs. Japan - Cost of housing
child_care

pay (unknown) more for childcare

  American Samoa Japan help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly ?? $335.33
¥37,976
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters ?? $15,961.93
¥1,807,704

American Samoa vs. Japan - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay (unknown) more for entertainment and sports

  American Samoa Japan help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) ?? $3.62
¥410
Cappuccino in mid-range area ?? $3.67
¥416
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
?? $4.19
¥475
Monthly membership at local gym ?? $89.17
¥10,099
Movie ticket to theater/cinema ?? $16.11
¥1,824

American Samoa vs. Japan - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay (unknown) more for clothing

  American Samoa Japan help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
?? $60.93
¥6,900
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
?? $35.22
¥3,989
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
?? $71.36
¥8,082
Men's business shoes (leather) ?? $98.10
¥11,110

American Samoa vs. Japan - Cost of clothing
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