Tokyo - Post Report Question and Answers

Can you save money?

If you have two incomes, then yes. If not, it is more of a challenge. But it depends on your spending! - Feb 2014

You might be able to with the COLA, but you will want to travel around the country, which is expensive. - Apr 2013

yes - Jan 2011

If you want to. It's easy to spend every penny you have in Tokyo, but you don"t have to if you don"t want to. If you eat out several times a week at nice restaurants and take constant weekend trips to go skiing/go to the beach, then you won't save anything. However, if you want to save money, there are definitely ways to live more frugally (e.g. buy a 12-oz. bag of potato chips at the commissary for US$3 and not at the local supermarket for US$12). - Oct 2008

Not easily - Tokyo is expensive and there are so many places to travel both within Japan and Asia! - Jan 2008

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