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Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 5:07 pm

Quick question:Is 564,643.17 alot of money in jpn?
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby everdream » Mon 12.17.2007 5:10 pm

Well, that's £2471.49, and ( about $4942.98)
So...I guess it is a fair amount.
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 5:11 pm

So if i were to save up $5,000 and move to jpn, would it be enough or would i need to save up more?
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Postby everdream » Mon 12.17.2007 5:14 pm

That would depend on various factors, would you have a job?
Would you buy or rent a place to live?
Would you be going there to study?
ect ect.
Think of it this way... How long would that much money last you in your country now?
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 5:17 pm

For me?
Like a couple of years [ not including a place to live]

heh, so id probly need more money.
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby everdream » Mon 12.17.2007 5:21 pm

But would it? Bills, food, basic nessecities, unless someone else is buying these things for you, 5000 wouldn't last very long at all. Yet alone 2 years.
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 5:24 pm

Heh, If i dont but myself anything new it would.

You kinda make a good point, of course i'd have a job, so if i first moved there $6,000-$8,000 should be enough.
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby everdream » Mon 12.17.2007 5:28 pm

It's always a good idea to have lots of 'spare' cash in case of an emergency.

Though, that said, Moving to a new country, new home ect ect, it would be tempting to buy anything you lay eyes on ;) (At least for me)

EDIT: The minimum wage in Japan is between 200 000 and 250000 per month yen I think, though, someone correct if I'm wrong) Which, means, the savings you had planned in your original post is about two and a half months wages In Japan.
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 5:30 pm

Heh it would.

Thats why i'd keep it in the bank, but i'd never hold myself from spending money.
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby JaySee » Mon 12.17.2007 6:19 pm

Kerirae wrote:
Quick question:Is 564,643.17 alot of money in jpn?


You know there are actually tons of websites out there very easily findable with google, where you can get current exchange rates and covert between just about any currency on the planet.

Edit: Have you actually ever been to Japan?
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby chikara » Mon 12.17.2007 7:24 pm

Kerirae wrote:
Quick question:Is 564,643.17 alot of money in jpn?

Is this some form of random number you have come up with or is there actually some logic in this figure? Is that in JPY or USD?

In modern Japan the en is the lowest unit of currency so you can't actually have .17 en (17 sen).

As said above there are numerous currency conversion sites on the web. XE.com is one I commonly use.
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 8:12 pm

Thank you all for the help.
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby miaumiao » Mon 12.17.2007 8:49 pm

Addition to the topic:
Regretfully, I am not able to post a thorough calculation of costs because I can’t responsibly predict what kind of expenses you usually run into in Japan that differ from other places/countries, but still I’d give you around 2.5 months with 565000Yen if you are very lucky (coincides with Everdream’s minimum wage assumption). That is just my personal estimate on this with no further investigation; but I think it should be more prudent to first look for ways to obtain a job and a visa that is suitable for your talents, if you want to live there.


Yet on the conversion topic I have this to add:
You could just type into google "564,643.17 yen to dollar" then get a response. Works with other currencies too; just use the same format. Another example: (1 hong kong dollar to euro)
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby Chris Hart » Mon 12.17.2007 9:24 pm

miaumiao wrote:
Addition to the topic:
Regretfully, I am not able to post a thorough calculation of costs because I can’t responsibly predict what kind of expenses you usually run into in Japan that differ from other places/countries, but still I’d give you around 2.5 months with 565000Yen if you are very lucky (coincides with Everdream’s minimum wage assumption). That is just my personal estimate on this with no further investigation; but I think it should be more prudent to first look for ways to obtain a job and a visa that is suitable for your talents, if you want to live there.


Yet on the conversion topic I have this to add:
You could just type into google "564,643.17 yen to dollar" then get a response. Works with other currencies too; just use the same format. Another example: (1 hong kong dollar to euro)


You can use standard abreviantions, as well. When converting, I usually type in something like "100JPY in USD" or "100AUD in USD" or even "100EUR in USD" to convert JaPanese Yen into US Dollars, AUstralian Dollers to US Dollars, or the EURo to US Dollars.
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RE: Japanese yen

Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 9:33 pm

Thanks.
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