How much is the cost of living in Japan for a month?
Living in Japan as a student, it will cost you more expenses other than tuition fee.
Many students work part-time to cover their living expenses, however, it would help a lot if you can save a certain amount of money before you move to Japan.
The cost of living in Japan
Average amount is 87,000 JPY other than tuition fee
According to Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), the average expenses of international students living in the Kanto region who studied at a Japanese language school was 87,000 JPY (excluding academic expenses).
Food and housing expenses account for the majority of the expenditure, but it is necessary to consider approximately 20,000 JPY for hobbies, entertainment and transportation.
In order to avoid trouble in a time of emergency, it is important to carefully and systematically account for living expenses.
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Example of a Joto Japanese School Student
Example Person A
Housing Expenses … 30,000 JPY Food Expense … 20,000 JPY Transportation Expenses … 5,000 JPY Entertainment Expenses … 15,000 JPY Others … 15,000 JPY
- 85,000 JPY
Example Person B
Housing Expenses … 35,000 JPY Food Expense … 15,000 JPY Transportation Expenses … 5,000 JPY Entertainment Expenses … 10,000 JPY Others … 8,000 JPY
- 73,000 JPY
Example Person C
Housing Expenses … 53,000 JPY Food Expense … 10,000 JPY Transportation Expenses … 10,000 JPY Entertainment Expenses … 20,000 JPY Others … 10,000 JPY
- 103,000 JPY