Cost of living in Toledo, Ohio (United States) is 5% cheaper than 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 238 prices entered by 23 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require ¥259,000 in Akita you would need to make just about ¥246,813 ($2,190) in Toledo, Ohio.