Cost Comparison between rental apartments and share houses in Japan

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Cost Comparison between rental apartments and share houses in Japan

  • * The following samples are based on actual results from rental property search sites
  • * Click here to know the layout differences in between 1Room  type or 1K type
  • * Total initial fee is included in the  first month’s rent.
  • * Monthly expenses are total amount of rent, common fee and utility charges from the second month.
  • *Utility charges : it includes electricity, gas, and water. The average total utility bill for a single person is about 10,000 yen.
  • * Agent fee : Agency fee is usually equal to one month’s rent, but may be free in some cases
  • * Guarantee fee : If you do not have a guarantor, you will have to pay a guarantee fee. It is usually equivalent to 50% to 100% of one month’s rent per year.
  • * Fire Insurance fee : It depends on the insurance company you join, but it is usually between 5,000 yen and 9,000 yen per year.
  • * Key replacement fee : If there is no deposit or key money, you may be asked to pay for key replacement and cleaning.
  • * Cleaning fee : If there is no deposit or key money, you may be asked to pay for key replacement and cleaning.
  • * Lease period : Read more detail here.

Comparison between apartment and sharehouse in Konohana-ku ward, Osaka City [Nishikujo Sta. Ajikawaguchi Sta. Chidoribashi Sta.]

Osaka  Train Map - Station near Universal Studio Japan

APARTMENT[Sample A]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 3 min walk to Nishikujo Sta.
– Year built : 1984
– 1 Room (13m2)
– Rent : 22,000JPY
– Common fee : 7,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JP
– Deposit : 50,000JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 22,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,000 ~ 8,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0 ~ 11,000JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 84,000JPY ~ 120,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 39,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample A]

*Lease period : 1 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 1 min walk to Nishikujo Sta.
– Year built : 2015
– Private room ( 14 m2)
– Rent : 47,000JPY
– Common fee : 12,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 30,000JPY
(20,000JPY is nonrefundable as a cleaning fee)
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 0JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 89,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 59,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample B]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 3 min walk to Chidoribashi Sta.
– Year built : 1929
– 1 Room (11.6m2)
– Rent : 39,000JPY
– Common fee : 3,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 39,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,000 ~ 8,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0 ~ 19,500JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 47,000 ~ 108,500JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 52,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample B]

*Lease period : 6 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 5 min walk to Chidoribashi Sta.
– Year built : 1965
– Private room ( 10 m2)
– Rent : 39,000JPY
– Common fee : 7,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 5,000JPY (approx.)
– Deposit : 20,000JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 0JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 66,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 51,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample C]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 4 min walk to Chidoribashi Sta.
– Year built : 1992
– 1K (16m2)
– Rent : 31,000JPY
– Common fee : 5,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 31,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,000 ~ 8,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0 ~ 15,500JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 41,000 ~ 90,500JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 46,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample C]

*Lease period : 3 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 8 min walk to Chidoribashi Sta.
– Year built : 1951
– Private room ( 13.8m2)
– Rent : 40,000JPY
– Common fee : 10,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 15,000JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 0JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 65,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 50,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample D]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 4 min walk to Nishikujo Sta.
– Year built : 1989
– 1K (16m2)
– Rent : 35,000JPY
– Common fee : 5,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 35,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,000 ~ 8,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0 ~ 17,500JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 45,000 ~ 100,500JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 50,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample D]

*Lease period : 3 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 7 min walk to Chidoribashi Sta., 10 min to Nishikujo Sta.
– Year built : 1990
– Private room ( 11.9m2)
– Rent : 38,000JPY
– Common fee : 10,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 15,000JPY (Non-refundable)
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 0JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 63,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 48,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample E]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 5 min walk to Ajikawaguchi Sta.
– Year built : 1999
– 1K (17m2)
– Rent : 46,000JPY
– Common fee : 6,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 46,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,000 ~ 8,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0 ~ 23,000JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 57,000 ~ 129,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 52,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample E]

*Lease period : 3 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 4 min walk to Chidoribashi Sta., 10 min to Nishikujo Sta.
– Year built : 1954
– Private room ( 8.5m2)
– Rent : 37,000JPY
– Common fee : 10,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 15,000JPY (Non-refundable)
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 0JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 62,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 47,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample F]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 5 min walk to Chidoribashi Sta.
– Year built : 2013
– 1K (22m2)
– Rent : 55,000JPY
– Common fee : 5,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 55,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,000 ~ 8,000JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 65,000 ~ 150,500JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 70,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample F]

*Lease period : 3 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 8 min walk to Nishikujo Sta.
– Year built : ?
– Private room ( 13.6m2)
– Rent : 47,000JPY
– Common fee : 12,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Administrative fee : 18,000JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,400JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 92,400JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 69,000JPY

Osaka Weekly House – USJ –

5 min walk to Ajikawaguchi Sta. (1 stop to Nishikujo Sta. and Universal City Sta.)
– Private room ( 12m2) – Dormitory room ( 3 m2)
– 4 weeks-Rent : 80,000JPY (1 person) , 89,000JPY (2 persons), 98,000 (3 persons) – 4 weeks-Rent : 40,000JPY (1 person)
– Common fee : 0 JPY – Common fee : 0 JPY
– Utility charges : 0 JPY – Utility charges : 0 JPY
– Deposit : 0 JPY – Deposit : 0 JPY
– Key money : 0 JPY – Key money : 0 JPY
– Agent fee : 0 JPY – Agent fee : 0 JPY
– Guarantee fee : 0 JPY – Guarantee fee : 0 JPY
Body soap, 2-in-1 shampoo, Laundry detergent, Sheets replacement, English Reception Service : 0 JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 80,000JPY [Total Initial FEE]  : 40,000JPY
[4 weeks expenses ] : 80,000JPY [4 weeks expenses ] : 40,000JPY

 

Comparison between apartment and sharehouse in Chuo-ku ward, Osaka City [Shinsaibashi Sta. Namba Sta.]

APARTMENT[Sample A]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 5 min walk to Namba
– Year built :  2015
– 1K (24 m2)
– Rent : 66,000JPY
– Common fee : 10,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 66,000JPY
– *Fire insurance :  8,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 10,000JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 94 ,000 ~ 160,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ]  : 86 ,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample A]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 7 min walk to Namba
– Year built : 1974
– Private room ( 10 m2)
– Rent :52 ,000JPY
– Common fee : 15,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit & Key money : 0JPY
– Administrative fee : 15,000JPY
-Cleaning fee: 15,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 0JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 97,00JPY
[Monthly expenses ]  : 67,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample B]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 4 min walk to Namba
– Year built : 2006 years
– 1K (25m2)
– Rent : 59,000JPY
– Common fee : 7,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit & Key money  : 0JPY
– Key replacement fee : 20,000JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 59,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 20 ,000JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 111,000 ~ 170,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ]  : 76,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample B]

*Lease period : 1 year  (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 19 min walk to Namba
– Year built : 1980
– Private room ( 12 m2)
– Rent :38 ,000JPY
– Common fee : 10,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 0JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 48,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ]  : 48,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample C]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 5 min walk to Namba
– Year built : 1995
– 1Room (16m2)
– Rent : 37,000JPY
– Common fee : 6,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 37 ,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,000 ~ 8,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0 ~ 18,500JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 48,000 ~ 106,500JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 43,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample C]

*Lease period : 6 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 14 min walk to Namba
– Year built : 1986
– Private room (9.5 m2)
– Rent : 46,000JPY
– Common fee : 12,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Administrative fee : 15,000JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 0JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 23,000JPY? (Not sure)
[Total Initial FEE] : 73,000 ~ 96,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 57,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample D]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 5 min walk to Namba
– Year built : 1984
– 1K (19m2)
– Rent : 38,000JPY
– Common fee :3 ,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit & Key money  : 0JPY
– Key replacement fee : 20,000JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 38,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 8,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 9,000JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 78,000 ~ 116,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 51,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample D]

*Lease period : 3 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 5 min walk to Namba Sta.
– Year built : 1972
– Private room ( 10 m2)
– Rent : 48,000JPY
– Common fee : 12,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Administrative fee : 18,000JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,400JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 83,400JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 60,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample E]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 5 min walk to Namba
– Year built : 1987
– 1K (18m2)
– Rent : 36,000JPY
– Common fee : 4,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 36,000JPY
– *Agent fee : 36 ,000JPY
– *Fire insurance :  8,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 10,000JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 130,000 JPY
[Monthly expenses ] :  50,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample E]

*Lease period : 1 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 1 min walk to Daikokucho Sta.
– Year built :1989
– Private room (11 m2)
– Rent : 56,000JPY
– Common fee : 10,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 10,000JPY ( Non-refundable)
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 0JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 66,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 76,000JPY

APARTMENT[Sample F]

*Lease period : 2 years (Regular lease contract)
– 5 min walk to Shisaibashi
– Year built : 1982
– 1Room (17m2)
– Rent : 40,000JPY
– Common fee : 5,000JPY
– *Utility charges : 10,000JPY
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Key money : 0JPY
– *Agent fee : 0 ~ 40,000JPY
– *Fire insurance : 6,000JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 10 ,000JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 61,000 ~ 101,000JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 55 ,000JPY

SHARE HOUSE[Sample F]

*Lease period : 3 months (Fixed-term lease contract)
– 15 min walk to Namba
– Year built : 1970
– Private room ( 7 m2)
– Rent : 45,000JPY
– Common fee : 12,000JPY
– *Utility charges : Included in common fee
– Deposit : 0JPY
– Administrative fee : 18,000JPY
– *Agent fee : 0JPY
– *Fire insurance : 5,400JPY
– *Guarantee fee : 0JPY
[Total Initial FEE] : 858,00JPY
[Monthly expenses ] : 57 ,000JPY


Osaka Weekly House – AMEMURA –

2 min walk to Shinsaibashi Sta., 10 min walk to Namba
– Private room ( 9m2) – Dormitory room ( 3 m2)
– 4 weeks-Rent : 80,000JPY (1 person) , 89,000JPY (2 persons) – 4 weeks-Rent : 40,000JPY (1 person)
– Common fee : 0 JPY – Common fee : 0 JPY
– Utility charges : Included in the rent – Utility charges : Included in the rent
– Deposit : 0 JPY – Deposit : 0 JPY
– Key money : 0 JPY – Key money : 0 JPY
– Agent fee : 0 JPY – Agent fee : 0 JPY
– Guarantee fee : 0 JPY – Guarantee fee : 0 JPY
Body soap, 2-in-1 shampoo, Laundry detergent, Sheets replacement, English Reception Service : 0 JPY
[Total Initial FEE]  : 80,000JPY [Total Initial FEE]  : 40,000JPY
[4 weeks expenses ] : 80,000JPY [4 weeks expenses ] : 40,000JPY

 

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