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Rox
May 30th, 2004, 06:35
Could we possibly post that somewhere instead of having to download it? I don't have Excel, so I can't open it...

cottamg
May 30th, 2004, 11:22
Could we possibly post that somewhere instead of having to download it? I don't have Excel, so I can't open it...

well.. I saved it as a .html file.. *shudder*... so you can view it on the web

http://www.arach.net.au/~cottam/temp/JET/2004%20-%20Japan%20Budget%20-%20First%20Quarter.htm

although, I don't think you can used the formula's, etc..

also you can get and use open office for free.. that will let you open .xls files....


www.openoffice.org I think?

Gareth

Anyway, I hope it helps

Dynamis
May 30th, 2004, 11:41
We could host it on the site, but you would still need to download it from us and open it in Excel (or openoffice) im afraid.

Matt

cottamg
May 30th, 2004, 13:27
We could host it on the site, but you would still need to download it from us and open it in Excel (or openoffice) im afraid.

Matt

tis cool matt.. save your bandwidth.. I have plenty to spare. :) I don't think the massed hordes of the 2004 JET's will make an impact. :)

this way there is also an option for them to view it as a webpage.

topsterloin
May 31st, 2004, 01:40
where is this supposed budget that you folks are talking about? and wahat currency is it in? i'm interested cause that's a really good idea and something i'm admittedly bad at figuring out...so it'd be nice to have some kinda clue before i go and blow money on something i don't need right off when i really don't have the money for it (which is gonna happen anyway...but at least i have something to go back to after i kick myself in the head that first time)

akira
May 31st, 2004, 02:11
The web version of Gareth's spreadsheet wouldn't work for me (in either Safari or Firefox), so I just went a directory up and downloaded the .xls file:

http://www.arach.net.au/~cottam/temp/JET/

Thanks for hosting the file G. It's comprehensive and well thought out.
See you in Kansai. :)

cottamg
May 31st, 2004, 09:59
The web version of Gareth's spreadsheet wouldn't work for me (in either Safari or Firefox), so I just went a directory up and downloaded the .xls file:

http://www.arach.net.au/~cottam/temp/JET/

Thanks for hosting the file G. It's comprehensive and well thought out.
See you in Kansai. :)

cheers... the figures are as accurate as I can get... (I've put references even. :)) also, you'll find a table with different (approx) figures for rural, suburban, and urban costs.....

glad it helped. oh.. and I need to update the expenses... (when we first arrive usually it is expected to purchase stuff of your predecessor... plates, cutlery, all that sort of crap.. (sheets, bedding)... anyway.. it's usually around 50,000 ... but that's a lot cheaper than buying all that stuff first or second hand.. !!!!

Shinikenshi
May 31st, 2004, 19:33
This is some useful stuff on the spreadsheet! Should I make it over (hoping for the magic upgrade...), I will definitely put this to good use. :D

Crazy about the prices on internet service though. I remember being in Nakano (a short hop off the Sobu Line at Okubo) a few weeks ago and noticing ads for 100MB ADSL/Cable (I forgot which one) connections. Sure beats the crap out of anything I have here.

Chris

Jay
May 31st, 2004, 22:00
Thanks for the info. From what I hear we have to pay for about 12,000 Yen per month for health insurance and about 20,000-26,000 for the Pension program. I think we get about 80% of the pension money back when we leave Japan.


http://www.jetprogramme.org/e/new/National_health.html