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If you are thinking about moving to Japan, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing...

"The cost of housing in Japan is generally quite high, with the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom apartment in a city center being quite expensive. Prices can vary greatly depending on the location and size of the property, but overall, housing in Japan is more expensive than in many other countries," explained one expat living in Japan.

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"Housing costs are much higher than in the US. Housing has around the same cost as New York City, though a little lower. A 20 square meter apartment here can cost $600-$1,500 a month depending on the part of the city and distance from public transportation. In Texas, apartments can be the same price for triple the space," said another expat in Tokyo, Japan.

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