The cost of living in Japan is a bit high, it ranks as the 7th most expensive country to live in in the world. There is quite the myth that is the most expensive. This myth ranks right up there along with the others on this incredibly long list of misconceptions about Japan like:
And the list goes on. So let's begin by ripping down the myths and building up some facts about the cost of living in Japan. The chart information below is from Numbeo. Note that this cost of living in Japan indicator is comprised of quite a few other indicators meaning that it is a conglomeration of a rent index, groceries, restaurant prices and a local purchasing power index.
Long time readers of our site expect a chart or some thing so because we dear not disappoint, here we go...
Here is a nice video that goes into a whole lot more about the costs of living in Japan. Well beyond just facts and figures on costs the video approaches the topic from the perspective of a tourist more than from the perspective of an English teacher trying to make ends meet in daily living. They touch on things such as:
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