Cost of living in Zanesville, Ohio (United States) is 7% 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 less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
For example, to keep the same standard of living that would require ¥239,000 in Akita you would need to make just about ¥221,690 ($2,094) in Zanesville, Ohio.