The cost of living in Japan is generally lower than countries in North America or Europe. Studio apartment rent can be as low as ¥30,000 ($225 USD) per month in the countryside to ¥90,000 ($670 USD) in the expensive parts of Tokyo. Non-rent related COL factors total roughly ¥160,000 ($1,200 USD) per month on average. Learn how it all breaks down here.
The cost of living in Kyoto is ¥150-200,000 per month depending on rent costs. That total includes everything from rent, utilities, and other cost of living factors for a single person. It’s a bit cheaper than Tokyo and Osaka on average, and you can find out exactly how in this article.
A famous old phrase that you'll see put into practice every day if you ever teach in Japan. Heck, even if you just visit you'll probably see it. Here are a few of the nails I've seen over the years.
Living in Japan as a foreigner can be isolating because you’re far away from everything you know and people tend to treat you differently. But you’ll find that the majority of your encounters are pleasant and the struggles you go through often end up being rewarding in the end.