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Is the cost of living in Sendai high?

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We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Sendai, they wrote...

"The cost of living in Sendai, is considered moderate compared to other major cities in Japan like Tokyo or Osaka. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center can be quite affordable, while those located in the outskirts are even cheaper. The cost of utilities such as electricity, heating, cooling, and water is also reasonable. When it comes to groceries, prices can vary. Local produce and seasonal items are usually affordable, but imported goods can be more expensive. Eating out in Sendai can range from inexpensive for local cuisine to quite pricey for high-end dining. Public transportation in Sendai is efficient and reasonably priced. Monthly passes are available for regular commuters, which can help to save costs. Owning a car can be quite expensive, considering the costs of petrol, maintenance, and parking. Healthcare in Sendai, as in the rest of Japan, is of a high standard. Residents are required to enroll in a national health insurance scheme, which covers a large portion of medical expenses. Overall, while the cost of living in Sendai is not the cheapest in Japan, it is more affordable than in larger cities such as Tokyo or Osaka. The city offers a good balance between cost and quality of life," remarked another expat who made the move to Sendai, Japan.

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