USAG Okinawa, Torii Station

Cost of Living

Relocating to Okinawa can be costly. The two biggest expenses in moving to Okinawa are setting up a household and purchasing an automobile. If on-base housing is not initially available, be prepared to need between $4,000 to $12,000 to cover initial fees, such as first and last month's rent and security deposit and agency fee which is equal to one months rent. Some of these cast are reimbursed with relocation entitlements. Purchasing a reasonably priced used car will usually cost between $2,000 to $6,000. IT is suggested to have 3 to 6 months’ pay set aside in a separate "emergency account". The Yen rate is known to fluctuate considerably.