Quality of Life in Tokyo, Japan

Purchasing Power Index 80.21   Moderate
Safety Index 76.40   High
Health Care Index 80.71   Very High
Climate Index 85.26   Very High
Cost of Living Index 72.37   High
Property Price to Income Ratio 13.83   High
Traffic Commute Time Index 41.83   High
Pollution Index 42.32   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 160.79   Very High

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Last update: August 2022

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6 Comments so far
Rich Capitalist on Aug 03, 2022:
5 Reasons Why Living In Tokyo Is Overrated
1. You’ll always be a foreigner
2. Take a breath
It doesn’t really matter where you go in Tokyo, it’ll always be full of people and high-rise buildings. This is the case in many megacities around the world but it’s still on a whole other level compared to the rest.

3. Rules and common sense
People waiting at Shibuya crossroad
When it comes to organization, Japan is the first country to come to mind. The naturally well-organized lines to get in the metro and the big crossroad in Shibuya with everybody waiting until it’s time to cross are two very common examples of its organization.

4. It’s easy to smile without meaning it
There’s a word in Japanese which has always bugged me: 愛想笑い. It means “insincere smile” and is deeply rooted in Japanese culture.

5. Real versus Fake Tokyo
Finally, there is an important difference in how you experience Tokyo between when you speak Japanese or don’t.

Even though there are many signs in English and people now try to reply in English even when they can’t, there are many aspects blocked to anybody who doesn’t speak Japanese.
amber on Sep 26, 2021:
good roads and best transport .expensive food and utilities , nationality price visa =1 million minimum
Micky on Sep 11, 2021:
Cost of living can be high but you can live for cheap without too much struggle.
Not too difficult to create of international group of friends if you have difficulty to integrate.
Extremely safe compare to other big cities and extremely convenient.
Makes it very hard to leave.
Down bad on Apr 06, 2021:
can i rent a girlfreind in japan im just kidding i just said this bc of the anime anyway bye
Anonymous on Jun 27, 2020:
Excellent food, very safe, diverse n multicultural, all amenities of modern city life though a bit expensive
Takashi on Aug 09, 2018:
Climate is a question: I would suggest to consider that the temperature and humidity in the summer time does not provide comfortable well-being.