Living in Tokyo

The cost of living in Tokyo is not insignificant so if you’re looking for a cheap place to live then you’ll be disappointed. However, it gets a bad rap in international surveys that tout it as the most expensive city in the world to live in. The problem of these surveys is that they compare apples with pears – if you want to transplant your western lifestyle with a two car garage and a big backyard, then it will cost a fortune. If you’re up for adapting and trying new things, then you’ll be surprised how economically you can live.

Latest Posts in Living

  • April 15, 2015
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    Interview with ‘TEFLology’ Podcasters

    With English-teaching being one of the main jobs held by foreigners in Japan, we’re happy to hear from podcasters and university instructors Matthew, Rob, and Matt, who explore various aspects of teaching English as a foreign language. They also throw […]

  • April 13, 2015

    LoreaTec: Affordable PC and Smartphone Repair in Tokyo

    When you’re in Tokyo and your gadgets break down, it can be difficult to get by when you don’t know any Japanese. The necessary technical terms and explanations can already be incomprehensible in English, let alone in Japanese. Moreover, repair […]

  • April 12, 2015

    5 Bloggers Share Their Tokyo Tips

    When planning an overseas trip, you can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available to you about accommodation, food, activities, and transportation.  Whether in print or electronic form, somebody is bound to have their own opinion on […]

  • April 10, 2015

    5 Ways to Recycle or Dispose of Stuff Cheaply in Tokyo

    Visitors to Japan often wonder why you can find perfectly good appliances, furniture and other equipment placed by the side of the road for garbage collection.  The reasons for this are mostly related to the way people live – there […]