I know, you think I must be crazy for suggesting you could save over $10,000 a year by living in Tokyo, a city famous for its supposed ‘high cost of living.’
But if there’s one big smack in the face I’ve received from reverse culture shock in the United States, it’s this:
It’s goddamn expensive to live in America!
I want to compare cost of living in America with what most people consider an expensive country: Japan.
More specifically, Tokyo.
This scenario is based on a single individual working in Tokyo with an English teacher’s salary, which is about 30,000 USD per year and averages out to 2,500 dollars per month.