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Vital statistics

Average Home Price

323,386.62 USD


Yen (¥)

Average Salary

2,941.43 USD

Average Rental Price per Month

452.53 to 905.06 USD

Average Commute Time

40 minutes

Annual  temperature

36 - 87 °F

Living In Ancient Culture with a Modern Twist

Bullet trains, a low crime rate, anime, and many job opportunities are just a few of the things you can experience when living in Japan. This country is an obvious break away from the Western world with its architecture, art, culture, etc. However, it is also one of the more advanced countries when it comes to technology and intervention. And, there is so much more to Japan than what meets the eye.

Japan’s Secret Sauce

  • One of the oldest operating businesses in the world is Kongo Gumi which started in 578 and still specializes in building shrines and temples and shrines.
  • Japan is full of vending machines with all sorts of stuff. There is said to be one vending machine for every 24 people, with 126.3 million people that is a lot of vending machines. 
  • When entering a Japanese house aka a genkan signal you should take off your shoes. The lower area is where you take them off and then you step up into the living space.  
  • Slurping your food is a sign that you like it and it is also respectful to be loud while eating.

Cost of the essentials

The average cost of living in Japan can fetch you between 280,000 to 300,000 Yen per day (2534.99 to 2716.07 USD).

201.02 USD

Energy bill / month

42.83 USD

Internet bill / month

4.04 USD / 0.5 liter

Domestic beer

1.98 USD

Loaf of Bread

6.34 USD

McDonalds Meal

Not to Miss in The Historical, and Mountainous Land

  • Check out the marvel that is the Himeji Castle with its white outer walls, and it is the best preserved castle in Japan. This classic example of Japanese castle architecture became a national treasure in 1931.
  • Travel up Mount Fuji which is 3,776 m high aka the tallest mountain in Japan. Furthermore, it has a graceful conical form, and it is a sacred symbol, with several temples and shrines located around and on it. 
  • Take a visit to the Todaiji Temple or the Tōdai-ji. This is a Buddhist temple complex that was said to be one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, and it was also said to be founded in the year 738 CE (Common Era).