Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

How Much Does It Cost To Go To College in Japan, 2016

In terms of Japanese residents, at least you need 4.575 million yen ($40,255 €36,632) for the college cost.

According to Japan Finance Corporation's research, the cost of studying in college is the following. It includes tuition fee and the living cost. You can see $ version or Euro version in Table 3-6.

Table1 : Cost for college (unit: 10,000 yen)

Type of college Major 1st year 2nd-4th year
(2nd-6th Med.) 
Total
National All 175.8 93.9 457.5
Private Law, Economics, Literature 248.9 142.2 675.5
Private Science, Engineering 284.0 178.0 818.0
Private Medical 598.2 415.1 2,673.7

 

If your college is far from your house, and you have to rent a room near the college, the cost will be more expensive, like the below.

Table 2: Cost for college with renting a room (unit: 10,000 yen) 

Type of college Major 1st year 2nd-4th year
(2nd-6th Med.) 
Total
National All 345.7 218.8 1,002.1
Private Law, Economics, Literature 418.8 267.1 1,220.1
Private Science, Engineering 453.9 302.9 1,362.6
Private Medical 768.1 540.0 3,468.1

Table 3: Curreny Euro version 

Commute from home
Type of college Major 1st year 2nd-4th year
(2nd-6th Med.) 
Total
National All 14,076 7,519 36,632
Private Law, Economics, Literature 19,929 11,386 54,087
Private Science, Engineering 22,740 14,252 65,497
Private Medical 47,898 33,237 214,083

Table 4: Curreny Euro version (with renting a room)

Cannot commute from the parents house
Type of college Major 1st year 2nd-4th year
(2nd-6th Med.) 
Total
National All 27,680 17,519 80,238
Private Law, Economics, Literature 33,533 21,387 97,693
Private Science, Engineering 36,344 24,253 109,103
Private Medical 61,502 43,238 277,691

Table 5: Curreny US$ version

Commute from home
Type of college Major 1st year 2nd-4th year
(2nd-6th Med.) 
Total
National All 15,455 8,255 40,219
Private Law, Economics, Literature 21,881 12,501 59,383
Private Science, Engineering 24,966 15,648 71,910
Private Medical 52,588 36,491 235,045
         

Table 6: Curreny US$ version (with renting a room)

Cannot commute from the parents house
Type of college Major 1st year 2nd-4th year
(2nd-6th Med.) 
Total
National All 30,390 19,235 88,095
Private Law, Economics, Literature 36,817 23,481 107,259
Private Science, Engineering 39,902 26,628 119,786
Private Medical 67,524 47,471 304,881
         

Source is Japan Finance Corporation. 教育費負担の実態調査結果

www.jfc.go.jp/n/findings/pdf/kyouikuhi_chousa_k_h27.pdf

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.