Cost of living in Hiroshima


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By David Rothauser - Posted on
23 December 2017

Please send me a ball park figure for the cost of a furnished one room apartment rental in a middle class neighborhood in Hiroshima or the suburbs. Also what would be a sample monthly budget for food, travel (300 mile radius)health insurance, utilities (heating, electricity, etc? I expect to be living in Japan for 1 to 2 years. Many thanks, David Rothauser 

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How much typically in US Dollars is a one bedroom apartment?

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Hi David,

How close to the city centre do you need to be?

This Expat Arrivals page has some basic cost breakdowns for living in Japan. The costs are from 2016 and Tokyo-based prices. 

Accomodation in Hiroshima will most likely be much cheaper. As housing in Japan is expensive it might be best to consider living with other expats in a house-share. 

To get a more accurate figure then think about contacting property/rental agencies in Hiroshima directly. Most home-owners won't speak English so you'll probably need the help of an agency anyway.

-Kyle
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