Japanese tutors work all over the world and vary greatly in terms of qualifications and experience. Consequently, it’s no surprise that the cost of Japanese tutors varies significantly. Our research suggests that the cost per hour of an experienced Japanese tutor ranges from 20 USD to 50 USD.
The costs vary by country. For example, if you live in a country with a relatively low cost of living, you may be able to find a Japanese tutor for $20-$25. In contrast, if you live in Europe or the US, you’ll likely have to pay $25–$50 per hour.
If you decide to take lessons online, then the cost will depend somewhat on where the tutor is based. If they’re in a country where the cost of living is lower, they may offer lower prices.
Of course, an online Japanese tutor is likely to be cheaper because travel and classroom costs are non existent. For example, on LanguaTalk, Japanese tutors typically cost between $15 and $30 per hour (they set their own rate).
Of course, learning 1-on-1 with an experienced Japanese tutor is still not the cheapest way to learn. For example, you could start learning via a free app instead. But once you know a few words, nothing beats 1-on-1 Japanese lessons with an experienced, native teacher.