Tokyo Rentals Guidebook for Foreigners & International Students (I)

(I) How much budget should I prepare for renting in Tokyo?

The rental price in any city is affected by many factors, including location, distance from train/subway station, whether it is newly built, etc. Tokyo Metropolis consists of 23 special wards and 39 other, ordinary municipalities (cities, towns and villages). Tokyo, with Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa, also form the Tokyo area. According to different geographical locations, rents vary greatly.

Let’s start with the 23 wards of Tokyo. For a place for one person, the median rent of a house in Tokyo is about 70,000 to 80,000 yen. The most expensive areas for rent in Tokyo are Minato Ward and Shibuya Ward. The average rent for 1K is between 90,000 and 110,000 yen. Rents are relatively cheap in areas far from the city center. If you would like to live in somewhere cheaper, you could consider Chiba in the east, Hachioji in the west, or Saitama in the north according to the location of the school and company. The average rent in these areas is less than 70,000 yen. If you want to live in a more spacious house, you can also consider these areas. For the same price, a house rented a little further away will be much more spacious than a house rented in the central area.

Next time we will introduce “What factors should be considered when renting a place in Tokyo”.
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