Hello Hi-Sai!I’m Yumi, editor-in-chief.Thank you for always looking at okinawapress.
In 2020, she moved to Okinawa with her two daughters. Based on his own real-world experience, he is sending out about "Okinawa migration" every Friday!
This time I will talk about the real state of mind now that I finished moving by doing a special edition of the migration diary.
I moved to Okinawa one week before schedule.
I’m moving here in August!In fact, I finished moving in late July because of my child’s elementary school.It’s only been a week since I moved here.I spend a lot of time cleaning up at home, so I don’t feel like I’ve moved to Okinawa.
However, I went to the beach with the children in between cleaning up, and then I said for the first time, “Oh, this is Okinawa.The sea is beautiful.I thought.
In a previous question i asked by the editor-in-chief and Yuntaku, “What is the comfort of living when you emigrated?”“Is it still difficult for people who emigrated from inland areas (outside Okinawa Prefecture) to become familiar with the site?”So I’ll answer here.
Prices are high in Okinawa.
The comfort is great!I don’t have any particular problems at the moment.(It’s only been a week since I moved here.)The only thing I’m worried about is that prices are high in Okinawa anyway!I was very surprised at 45 yen per bag of sprouts.Basically, all vegetables are expensive.
I’m thinking about how to make ends meet, so please tell me someone about okinawa’s cheap supermarket (laughs).
After that, it is an impression that there are few products that are handled.It is very personal, but I am not sure whether to buy it on the net because i do not sell the stick-shaped hojicha latte that I liked.
And there are only five channels on TV.
- NHK General
- NHK E-Tele
- RBC TV
- QAB Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting
- Okinawa TV
I don’t usually watch TV so much, so I don’t particularly care, but it might be a matter of life and death for TV kids!?
I will talk about other things I noticed when I actually live.
Where are the most common immigrants in Okinawa?
If you look at the number of cars parked in supermarkets and apartments where I live, you can see many other prefecture numbers such as “Sapporo”, “Yokohama”, and “Tokorozawa”.
When I talked to the teacher of the elementary school that the eldest daughter attends, “There are a lot of children who come from other prefectures in the district, so don’t worry.It was said.Therefore, it seems that there are actually many people living in this area from outside the prefecture.
It is not “many people from outside the prefecture = familiar”, but if you know that there is such an area, it might be helpful to choose a place to live.
What is the total cost of moving to Okinawa?
I haven’t been able to calculate the exact total amount yet, but it costs about one million yen.The breakdown is here.(In the case of moving from the parents’ house with one adult, one elementary school student, and one infant.))
- Lease agreement
- Transportation of cars (one ordinary car)
- Purchase of new home appliances (2 air conditioners, refrigerator, washing machine, rice cooker)
- Purchase of used home appliances (electronic kettle, gas stove, oven range)
- Purchase furniture (range stand, dining table, double bed, bunk bed, costume case)
- Other household goods (tableware, storage supplies, futons, etc.)
I have lived in my parents’ house so far, and this time I had to arrange all the home appliances, so that’s the biggest expense.
All tableware is Celia, home appliances that are used and do not care, such as to buy in Mercari, I tried not to spend as much money as possible, but it is still a considerable amount of money.I want to work hard to save money again from now on!
A fun Okinawa life starts
I have fulfilled my long-awaited move to Okinawa, but I am filled with expectation and anxiety.Just as there is a saying that “when you go into rome, follow your hometown”, I’m going to spend every day with a smile while being taught the rules of Okinawa from people around me.
Since the migration diary is still continuing, thank you okinawapress again!