Cost of living in Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States) is about the same as in Akita (Japan)
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 513 prices entered by 67 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require ¥248,000 in Akita you would need to make just about ¥245,065 ($2,160) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.