Life and living expenses
26 Kyoto iUP students (14: living in the dorm, 12: living in the private apartment) answered questionnaires regarding their life and living expenses in Kyoto. The results of the questionnaire survey are shown in the following. (May 2021)
The cost of living
Rough breakdowns of Kyoto iUP student's living expenses (Monthly average)
Food & Lifestyle
Q. What do you think about supermarket and convenience stores in Japan
- Very convenient if you are having a tough time deciding what to eat or cook.
- It's everywhere, so we don't have to go that far to replenish our logistics
- Once you get used to the places, and are aware of what you want to eat, it's pretty convenient.
Q. What do you think about university's cafeterias?
- The food has a price affordable for students, and nutritionally balanced.
- The food is good but it's often very crowded.
Q. What do you think about restaurants in Japan?
- Not all are good, but they are never terrible. Akutagawa ramen (near Hyakumanben) is perhaps the best ramen shop in Kyoto. Highly recommended!
- Most restaurants have a very good taste to cost ratio. I have rarely paid for a meal here and though it wasn't worth it. My favorites are Matsuya, Akutagawa, and Joutou Curry
- Japan has a lot of seafood restaurants so it is easy for me to eat if I cannot find a halal restaurant