How much does it cost to study abroad in Japan?
If you want to study abroad in Japan and think it’s too expensive, keep reading.
The truth is, living expenses in Japan are much lower compared to those in Europe and the United States. Let’s take a look at some real living standards of ordinary people living in Tokyo.
The theme for this post is rent.
- What types of homes are available?
- Rents in Tokyo and Saitama.
1. What types of homes are available?
Of all the living expenses, the most expensive ones are probably going to be tuition and rent. Let’s take a look at the types of available housing when you study abroad in Japan.
Dormitories/share houses: Many students opt to live in dormitories provided by the school or share houses. Initial costs are low and many are foreigner-friendly. The contract length varies from several months to several years.
Living on your own: This is recommended if you value your privacy and need private space. The initial costs are high and many places have strict screening procedures. Those who live on their own are usually college or university students staying for more than a year.
Homestay: This option allows you to experience the true Japanese lifestyle and comes with plenty of opportunities to speak Japanese. The cost is higher compared to that of other options.
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2.Comparing rent prices across Japan
Now let’s compare the average rent of study abroad students by region. (*1)
As expected, the rent in Tokyo is quite expensive. It’s around 1.2 to 2 times higher compared to that of other regions.
If you’re looking to cut down on living expenses, looking at regions other than Tokyo might be a good option.
Japan is a safe country and has many wonderful places to live. We’ll be posting information on the benefits of living in the countryside as well.
We hope this post provided you with a clearer picture of living in Japan.
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