How much does it cost to rent an apartment in a convenient location in Tokyo?
Depending on the size and location, the rent for a small studio or one-bedroom apartment for one person within a 30 to 40 minute commuting radius starts at 60,000 yen a month.
If the room is larger or closer to a train station, the rent will go up to 80,000 yen, and even 100,000 yen for a sunny room in a good environment.
Old apartments with no bath or shower can be rented for about half the above prices.
When renting an apartment, it is often necessary to pay four or five months' rent as deposit and key money.
Usually, a two-month rent deposit, one to two months' rent for key money, and a one-month broker fee to the realtor are all necessary.
The deposit will be returned to the renter when he or she moves out, minus the fee for cleaning up the room.