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Jan 6, 2016

How much would it cost to move to japan?

How much money did you prepare before come to Japan? ( for living purpose ) 500,000 yen enough for first month?

junko

junko

English learner, wants to communicate with people from around the world!! ;)

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  • City-Cost

    on Jan 7

    500,000 yen sounds like plenty for the first month depending on circumstances. If you're arriving and starting from zero, so to speak, things will get a bit stretched if you want to sort out an apartment immediately. Most of that 500,000 yen will have to be used on setting that up (maybe around 300,000 yen for a cheap place). Things can be made much cheaper initially by staying in some kind of share house and then setting up an apartment at a later stage once you've had chance to start work, save a bit of money e.t.c. There are a couple of posts on this site that you should check out; This one talks about the initial costs of moving to Japan ... https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/Tomuu/MY7mG-living_food_money_transportation This one about how much you might need for the first week of a visit to Japan ... https://www.city-cost.com/blogs/City-Cost/wXQ1M-living_food_money_transportation Hope this helps.

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  • alphy

    on Jan 25

    I moved to Japan in 2010 with a visa, one-way plane ticket, 2 suitcases, and only 100,000 yen, straight into a super old 28,000 yen/month furnished company apartment, and definitely had a tough first month just feeding myself. And keep in mind that most companies won't pay until the end of your second month of work (ex. january's work will be paid at the end of february). 15 yen croquette (コロッケ) at the local supermarket saved my life. I think for a first gig in Japan, a furnished apartment will do you wonders. If your company doesn't provide one or they don't want to help you find a place, do a search for "monthly mansion" (マンスリーマンション) and your future city name. Where I live (Shizuoka) you can get a decent totally furnished 1 bedroom place with internet included downtown for around 60~70,000 a month. Since most apartments here come totally unfurnished save for an air conditioning unit (my first two places on my own had no ceiling lights, curtains, refrigerator, stovetop unit, microwave, washing machine, or furniture of any kind) you will need a lot of cash to get started if you go that route.

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  • ConeHead

    on Jan 26

    It all depends on where you want to move to. 500,000 would keep you for 3 months in many country side areas. Rent is 40,000 and food is cheap because many are farmers. Social life isnt much so thats about 20,000 if you cook sometimes a week.

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  • junko

    on Jan 26

    @ConeHead > Social life isnt much I agree, that's one of thing bothering your wallet.

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  • kcsantosh

    on Mar 15

    It depends for what reason are you moving to japan. If you are moving as a student, the cost will be pretty higher ( 1 million yen approx, including tuition fee). And if you are moving for employment, 500k sounds decent.

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  • Kikaykhe

    on Aug 14

    100,000 since it's almost free to apply for a visa.

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