Life in Japan

Living Costs and Expenses

Prices in Japan

Prices of major products

Rice (5 kg) 1,972 yen
Bread (1 kg) 479 yen
Milk (1,000 ml) 212 yen
Eggs (10 eggs) 227 yen
Apples (1 kg) 847 yen
Cabbage (1 kg) 146 yen
Carbonated drink (1 liter) 195 yen
Hamburger 214 yen
Gasoline (1 liter) 170 yen
Toilet paper (1,000 m) 695 yen
Hair cut 3,658 yen
Taxi (4 km) 1,519 yen

Source: Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan (Retail Price Survey of August 2022)

Living Costs in Japan

Estimated monthly living costs for international students in Japan are as follows. The rents in Tokyo and other large cities are higher than in other more rural areas. For monthly housing, while the national average is 38,000 yen, the level in Tokyo is 50,000 yen. In metropolitan areas, it is also difficult to rent apartments or other accommodations near schools, raising the level of commuting costs.

Average monthly cost of living

Breakdown of the average monthly cost of living (National average)

Source: 2021 Lifestyle Survey of Privately-Financed International Students (JASSO)

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