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Cost of Living in Japan

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 05, 2024

Summary: The cost of living in Japan is generally considered to be quite high. A nice one bedroom apartment in Japan can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per month in US Dollars. A nice two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 per month in US Dollars. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Japan can range from $15 to $30 per person in US Dollars.

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Is the cost of living in Japan high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Japan, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Japan can vary depending on the city and lifestyle. Generally, rent and food costs tend to be higher than in other countries, while transportation and entertainment costs are relatively low. In addition, Japan has a wide variety of goods and services available, so it is possible to find something to fit any budget," remarked one in Japan.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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