Japan is 76.1% more expensive than China.

If you lived in Japan instead of China, you would:

pay 92.3% more for restaurants

 
China
Japan
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.66
CN¥24.53
$6.64
¥902
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.31
CN¥35.58
$5.32
¥723
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.50
CN¥3.36
$1.08
¥147

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pay 2.1 times more for groceries

 
China
Japan
Bread
1 loaf
$1.71
CN¥11.48
$1.56
¥212
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.26
CN¥41.92
$7.01
¥954
Milk (1 gallon) $7.30
CN¥48.95
$5.26
¥715

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pay 3.0 times more for transportation

 
China
Japan
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.66
CN¥31.21
$4.49
¥611
Monthly public transit pass $18.54
CN¥124.26
$75.58
¥10,275
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,479.37
CN¥143,954.73
$21,025.34
¥2,858,539

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pay 2.1 times more for housing

 
China
Japan
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$14.10
CN¥94.48
$34.37
¥4,673
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $439.74
CN¥2,947.17
$640.91
¥87,136
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $244.66
CN¥1,639.72
$410.96
¥55,872

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pay 31.4% less for childcare

 
China
Japan
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $422.78
CN¥2,833.48
$315.99
¥42,961
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $18,175.98
CN¥121,815.40
$11,371.30
¥1,546,007

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pay 64.4% more for entertainment and sports

 
China
Japan
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.11
CN¥7.42
$3.07
¥417
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.73
CN¥25.00
$3.02
¥411
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.30
CN¥22.09
$4.06
¥551

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pay 12.1% less for clothing

 
China
Japan
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$57.76
CN¥387.09
$48.57
¥6,604
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$34.91
CN¥233.95
$30.18
¥4,104
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$85.04
CN¥569.95
$63.64
¥8,653

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