I had applied for MEXT scholarship and I gradually plan my cost of living in case I got accepted. (Better safe rather than sorry.) And as part of my moving arround I will use public transit. The possible cities I may get accepted are either Tokyo or Komatsu.

Hence, I wanted to know how much it roughly costs to use Japaneese public transist for daily commuting.

  • This question is not about expatriates, and as such is off-topic
    – Scott Earle
    Commented Jul 29, 2020 at 14:25
  • @Scott Earle It’s connected to applying for a student visa, so on topic IMHO
    – Traveller
    Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 8:09
  • @Traveller, Any and all expenses can be said to be tied to applying for a student visa. But public transport expenses are also tied to living in Tokyo (or Komatsu) in general. Even native residents must consider travel/commute expenses. There is nothing here that is specific or relatively unique to being an Expat.
    – ouflak
    Commented Aug 4, 2020 at 10:15
  • I’m voting to close this question because it's off topic, not unique to the Expat experience.
    – ouflak
    Commented Aug 4, 2020 at 10:16
  • @ouflak However, native residents are much better placed to consider these things than a would-be student immigrant trying to figure costs out from outside Japan
    – Traveller
    Commented Aug 4, 2020 at 10:21

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According to https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Tokyo, in Tokyo a one way ticket is approx 200¥ and a monthly pass around 10,000¥. I couldn't find data for Komatsu.

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