Japan is 0.8% cheaper than Germany.

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

pay 48.7% less for restaurants

 
Germany
Japan
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $11.21
€9.83
$6.64
¥752
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.50
€7.45
$5.32
¥603
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.44
€2.14
$1.08
¥122

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pay 80.0% more for groceries

 
Germany
Japan
Bread
1 loaf
$1.83
€1.61
$1.56
¥177
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.97
€5.23
$7.01
¥794
Milk (1 gallon) $3.56
€3.12
$5.26
¥595

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pay 6.5% less for transportation

 
Germany
Japan
Gasoline (1 gallon) $8.64
€7.57
$4.49
¥509
Monthly public transit pass $69.44
€60.90
$75.58
¥8,559
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,945.52
€21,874.75
$21,025.34
¥2,381,141

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pay 19.5% less for housing

 
Germany
Japan
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$34.76
€30.48
$34.37
¥3,892
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $719.63
€631.05
$640.91
¥72,584
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $553.10
€485.01
$410.96
¥46,541

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pay 0.4% more for childcare

 
Germany
Japan
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $311.61
€273.25
$315.99
¥35,786
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $11,436.42
€10,028.61
$11,371.30
¥1,287,812

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pay 11.8% more for entertainment and sports

 
Germany
Japan
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $3.77
€3.30
$3.07
¥348
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.98
€2.61
$3.02
¥342
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$7.17
€6.29
$4.06
¥459

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pay 23.3% less for clothing

 
Germany
Japan
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$76.52
€67.10
$48.57
¥5,501
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$37.26
€32.68
$30.18
¥3,418
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$83.11
€72.88
$63.64
¥7,208

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