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  • I get a lot of comments asking how much do Japanese people make or Wow?

  • Japanese people work way too much or they have no lives

  • So I thought this may be a good time to make a video on how much Japanese people

  • actually earn as well as their working conditions and I want you guys to let me know in the comments if

  • Japanese salaries are better or worse

  • than your country if you want to see what I'm doing on a daily check out my Instagram account if you want help support the

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  • So any of you coming to Japan have any questions you can get all your questions answered there

  • Obviously there are exceptions to these averages but there's averages in every country. So just to keep everything simple

  • That's how we'll be doing it

  • so first of all

  • Just to give you some background if you don't already know Japan has a third largest GDP in all of the world just behind

  • us in China

  • it's pretty considerable at

  • 5.30 six trillion dollars with Japan only having a landmass the size of

  • California state you would never expect as such a small country to have such a high production rate

  • But Japan actually does because of that a lot of people may think Japanese people work a lot

  • In fact a lot of media portray Japanese people having like crazy overtime hours

  • But the truth is this Japanese work less than you think first of all on average

  • Japan has less annual work hours heard employed person compared to the US and China

  • at 17 hundred and 38 hours

  • So at the end of the day, maybe it's just a bit over exaggerated at how much Japanese people actually work

  • there is probably something to say about black companies in Japan who don't fully report hours will need to work with the data that we

  • Have and then when it comes to the minimum wage

  • Minimum wage in Japan ain't that bad

  • in fact

  • Japan has the 11th highest minimum wage in all the world just in front of the US at 7 dollars and

  • 61 cents, but if I were working minimum wage

  • I would definitely move to Australia and one thing that a lot of people don't consider

  • Is that Japanese have a lot of days off though? Japan has a whopping

  • 16 of public national holidays per year, which is quite a lot compared to most countries

  • I mean just looking at this list the US is all the way down to ten

  • But Tamiya has 21, which is quite a lot

  • So when people say that Japanese don't have time off or that they're always working living Japan

  • You almost feel like there's a holiday every month

  • And you also have a few days that are string together like in Golden Week

  • But just end of April early May and then you also have like the New Year's holidays

  • Which is like a few days as well in addition to public holidays

  • There's also annual paid leap on top of that in Japan by law

  • You have to have ten days of annual paid leave, which is pretty crazy

  • Because if you've known me if you've seen my about me video then you know, I've pretty much worked my entire

  • Career here in Japan. I can always remember taking vacations throughout the year

  • In fact, I would probably usually take two vacations because I had so many paid vacation days on top of that

  • I also had time off during the public holidays, so I don't know

  • I always had that something to look forward to even though I was working as so hard

  • So now it's time to start getting to the meat of the conversation and talk about actual salaries

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  • Salary specifics. Do you know what that teachers get paid at $60,000 per year in Japan. That's pretty amazing

  • But before we get into the specifics of various jobs here in Japan and their salary is probably good to know that the average salary

  • Here in Japan is a 4.2 million yen, which works out to be about?

  • $38,000 annually, so let's get to the nitty-gritty

  • Let me know how this compares to you in your country grocery store cashiers make about twenty three thousand US dollars

  • annually retail sales are at 30,000 and basic office and computer work jobs averaged about

  • 31,000 ramen store clerks at thirty two thousand and ramen shop managers get bumped up to almost forty nine thousand construction workers thirty four thousand

  • And just about that

  • Programmers at thirty eight thousand car mechanics make more at thirty nine thousand and nurses at almost forty four thousand system engineers

  • fifty-one thousand and then high school teachers at sixty thousand while

  • Shinkansen drivers are at sixty nine thousand lures averaged close to ninety five thousand and doctors at about one hundred and thirteen thousand and finally

  • prefectural governors at two hundred and four thousand

  • Oh

  • And for those of you who are looking to move to Japan and become an English teacher you're looking at just under thirty thousand US

  • Dollars per year, but there is one thing that I should probably know

  • There is a gender discrepancy here in Japan

  • The average salary for men is about fifty thousand dollars where women get paid on average at?

  • Twenty-seven thousand dollars annually, and that's a pretty huge discrepancy at least in my eyes. But how does that compare in your country?

  • so another interesting fact that I came across and all of this research is that the cost of living in Japan isn't very similar to

  • The u.s. In terms of living costs. Japan is about a four percent cheaper than the US which is not a huge difference

  • That's almost virtually the same and another thing to note for those of you who are looking to move to Tokyo

  • I can't dress it up and you get paid more in Tokyo a so much higher here than

  • Compared to the rest of Japan as I stated earlier

  • Japan's average annual salary is about thirty thousand US dollars but in Tokyo the average annual salary is

  • Fifty-seven thousand dollars, that's more than fifty percent the national average

  • So a lot of those salaries that we are talking about earlier

  • You can probably consider adding another fifty percent to that if you here in Tokyo, so to bring it all back

  • What do you guys think about Japanese salaries? And how does it compare to you and your country? Is that better?

  • Is it worse?

  • Let me know the comments

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