Cost of living in Asahikawa (Japan) is about the same as in Albury (Australia)
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, you would need at least AU$3,568 (¥297,603) in Asahikawa to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with AU$3,500 in Albury.