Top 10 Most Expensive Things in Japan


Japanese asked what it is they think is too expensive in Japan compared to overseas yield a ranking unlikely to dismiss any stereotypes about urban life in Japan…

The ranking:

1. Land

2. Housing

3. Delivery pizza

4. University fees

5. Highway tolls

6. Gasoline

7. Movies

8. Mobile phones/packet charges

9. Foreign brands

10. Taxes

Aside from the fact that Japan’s taxes are some of the lowest in the developed world, a list Japanese and non-Japanese alike are unlikely to find fault with – although being a survey of commoners the extreme prices of Japanese games and anime do not feature.

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