The 100 Best places to live in Japan

Japan is the 43rd most expensive and the 18th most liveable country.

Discover cost of living in Japan.

Japan Quality of life Rank
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
15
💸 GDP per capita
$40193
26
🛍️ GDPPC based on purchasing power
$42248
31
❤️ Life expectancy
84.6
3
☠️ Homicide rate
0.3
7
🚧 Road traffic mortality
3.6
18
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
22
🏙️ Population
126M
10
🌐 English speaking %
15%
119

We also take into account weighted mean city-specific parameters: air quality, airport proximity index, cost of living, after-tax salary, salary to expenses ratio, universities score.

Below is the list of 907 best cities to live and work in Japan for singles and families ranked by quality & cost of living.

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