NY seems brilliant according to this thread, compared to Tokyo.
road tolls in Tokyo:
about $12 to enter the Tokyo-Yokohama wangan (it's like 7 miles or something)
1 room (i say 1 room as literally, one room, something ridiculous like 100sq ft) starts at about 1200USD in the city, maybe $6-800 in the sticks. Getting walled off rooms is straight luxury, you might pay $3000+ for that, and move up to 3-400 sq ft.
Food is cheap, but cheap food is crappy. Expensive food is expensive.
Can find a fuckable specimen everytime you go to the convenience to buy beer and drink away the cost of living sorrows, like me, and they will be 7-8's or above, no fatties, ever. You don't get involved with them because you know it's just going to cost you more money.