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Cost of Living in Sendai

Sendai’s cost of living is relatively lower than that of other major cities in Japan. Approximate monthly expenses for students are as follows.

Rent Student Dormitory: 10,000 yen to 30,000 yen/month
Private Accommodations: 35,000 yen to 60,000 yen/month
Utilities Electricity, gas, water etc: Approx.10,000 yen/month
Landline Phone 2,000 yen/month + usage fees
Food 40,000 yen to 50,000 yen/month

Life in Sendai

Tohoku University is located in Sendai, a city with a population of about 1,000,000 the largest in the Tohoku Region. For a long time, it has been known as a "City of Trees" for its lush greenery, making it well-suited for student life and contemplation. Well removed from the Tokyo metropolitan area, rent and other costs are relatively low. The appropriate cost of living is shown below, and we believe it is a nice place to live.

  • Monthly Expense of International Students at Tohoku University 80,000 yen to 150,000 yen
  • Monthly Rent (Excluding utilities) of International Students at Tohoku University 35,000 yen to 60,000 yen

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