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Average educational expenses per child until high school Japan FY 2018, by type

As of 2018 in Japan, the average cost of education for a student from entering kindergarten up to graduation from high school was about 5.4 million Japanese in the case of public schools. For a student attending only private schools, the total education-related costs amounted to over 18 million yen during the 15 years of school years.

Average total educational costs for a child from kindergarten to high school graduation in Japan in fiscal year 2018, by type of school

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

fiscal year 2018; the Japanese fiscal year starts on April 1 of the stated year and ends on March 31 of the following year

Special properties

based on survey results

Supplementary notes

*A child attends public schools for all the other schools.
**A child attends private schools for all the other schools.

Total educational costs were calculated by adding up the total education-related fees that are spent by parents when children were in kindergarten, elementary, junior high, and high school.

Values have been rounded.
1 Japanese yen equals 0.0096 U.S. dollars or 0.0080 euros as of December 2020.

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