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May 26, 2014

I'm wondering how much income I need to be able to live in Japan?

I'm planning to study in Japan, If possible get a job and stay as long as I can. How much is the average salary in Tokyo, and would I be able to survive on just one salary? I'm also considering to stay in Takadanobaba area of Shinjuku, but if you have any other recommendations, let me know.

KevinC

KevinC

I like cycling, hiking and outdoor adventures!

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  • Yuju

    on May 26

    220,000 - 250,000 is enough at least if you are single person. also it depends on where you want to live. this amount of money is not enough if you consider to live in central Tokyo like near by Shibuya, Aoyama, Roppongi.

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  • KevinC

    on May 27

    Thanks, that is really helpful.

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  • Rodney

    on Jul 29

    i've lived in Osaka with 180,000-200,000 yen income before,., just you don't need to stay in expensive apartments and not go to girls bar and kyabakura...

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  • KevinC

    on Jul 30

    Thanks for answering my question, that is really helpful.

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  • kcsantosh

    on Mar 15

    200k to 250k a month is enough for living, including your tuition fee of study.

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  • Kikaykhe

    on Jul 10

    250,000 is enough but if you are married maybe 400,000 yen. It all depends what lifestyle you have.

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  • Ashes

    on Feb 20

    It all depends on your choices and lifestyle. If you go out every weekend, eat takeout, travel, and shop, you'll obviously need a higher income. Add to that optional expenses like home internet, a mobile phone, transport, and there are so many variables. If you want to live cheaply in Japan, you definitely can live under 200,000 P/M. 250,000 is a nice comfortable amount for a single person though.

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  • irriizzzzzzzzz

    on Jul 25

    When I moved in, I spent around 200,000 yen. I live in a 2LDK with 1 roommate. I spend about 15k a month for transpo, 40k a month for rental, 15k a month for bills (electricity, water, gas, phone) and 15k-20k a month for food. With all other expenses, I spend more or less 100k a month in total.

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