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How an Average Family in Tokyo Can Buy a New Home

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Published on Jan 21, 2017

Coming to Japan from Canada (and the crazy housing market that is Vancouver), I was surprised to find out that the average family could afford a brand new house, even in the city of Tokyo. In this video I explore how this is possible.

CORRECTION: The stats I gave for median annual household incomes in the United States and Canada are not quite right. I explain why in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61Fnn....

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