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Minimum monthly budget? 2008/2/27 22:44
Hi guys,

I have free accommodation in Saitama.

So I was wondering what the minimum cost of surviving in Japan would be, per month?

btw assuming I don't drink alcohol and be careful when spending for entertainment, I want to stay there as long as possible.

Thanks
by Jim Spencer  

.... 2008/2/28 08:10
You can survive on 20,000 yen per month if you buy only inexpensive food (vegetables, seafood) and lead a very austere lifestyle, otherwise, without traveling around much and utilities being paid by others.
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budget 2008/2/28 08:55
If you would actually like to enjoy your stay, going to bars locally, eating out cheaply sometimes etc. then you are looking at a minimum of 40,000 a month. If you want to go out in central Tokyo then costs start to skyrocket- the sky is the limit.
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