Should I buy or rent a home in Japan?
If you have not spent a lot of time in Japan, you should rent before even thinking about buying. We asked expats there about the buy vs. rent decision...
"Buying a home in Japan can be a great investment, as the country has a strong economy and real estate market. However, it is important to consider the cost of living in Japan, as well as the cost of purchasing a home. Renting a home in Japan can be a more affordable option, as it allows you to live in the country without the long-term commitment of buying a home. Additionally, renting a home in Japan can provide more flexibility, as you can move to a different area or change your living arrangements more easily than if you had purchased a home. Ultimately, the decision to buy or rent a home in Japan depends on your individual needs and financial situation," wrote a member who made the move to Japan.
- What should I pack when moving to Japan?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Japan?
- Will I be able to find a job in Japan?
- What is life like in Japan?
- What do expats in Japan appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Japan?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Japan accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Japan like?
- What are healthcare services like in Japan?
- What are medical services in Japan like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Japan?
- What are emergency services like in Japan?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Japan?
- How are local medical facilities in Japan?
- As a foreigner living in Japan, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
Should I buy or rent a home in Japan?If you live in Japan, newcomers to Japan would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
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.