October 14, 2018 =========
☆ affordable 手頃な
This week’s useful phrase is “I’m looking for an apartment in an affordable location.” In Australia, the prices of houses and apartments varies greatly depending on the location. Even just the suburb name or city name can change the price from affordable to ridiculously expensive! So, the new house, with more bedrooms and a garden in a bad location will be more affordable than a small, old house in the “rich” suburb.
Is this true in Japan too? What affects the price of an apartment or house? Is it the location? The size of the property? Are older houses more affordable than new ones? When you are looking for a place to live, what is most important to you? The location? The size? How affordable it is? Or all of these things?