In a city where housing costs are rising faster than inflation, it’s hard to beat a bargain.
But even the most luxurious homes in Tokyo’s Akari district cost as little as a few hundred dollars per square foot.
That’s less than half of what you’ll pay in many other major Japanese cities, and it’s not even half the cost of a studio apartment in Manhattan.
The most affordable Japanese apartment building in the world, the Nippon Bamboo, boasts 1,200 square feet of living space and boasts a price tag of less than $100 per square feet.
It’s also one of the lowest-cost options.
If you’re in Tokyo for a vacation, you might want to consider a studio instead.
Akari is also the place to go if you’re looking to move to the U.S. for a job.
There are several options to choose from if you plan on moving to the big city, from the cheapest of all to the most expensive.
The top five Japanese apartments, in descending order, are based on what you can save on rent or living expenses.
Prices per square Foot Price to Live Rent $250 $150 $50$125$150* Studio Apartment $1,200 $1.5 $1 $250* 1-Bedroom Apartment – $1 and Up $2,500 $2.5 and Up$3,000* 1 Bedroom Ap: 1 Bed $2 and Up (2 bedrooms available) $3,800 $4.5* 1.5 Bed Studio Ap: 2 Bed $3.5, plus $2 per month for utilities $5,400* 2 Bed Studio: 3 Bed $5.5+ $7,400+* 4 Bed Studio Apartments $10,000 $11,000+ $16,000$18,000 Studio Apartment – 2 Bed, $5 and up $17,200$18.200* 4-Bed Studio Apartement – 1 Bed, 1 Bath $25,000 +$10,800+* *The $10 per month is for utilities, including electric, water, sewerage and water conservation.
Prices may vary slightly depending on the location of your place.