Both Sapporo as well as Hakodate provide an excellent quality of life and the cost of living is more reasonable compared to other major cities in Japan. Your budget will depend on the lifestyle you choose (eating in restaurants or cooking at home, living in private accommodation or in university dormitories). Generally with tuition costs included, you should budget for 1,500,000 yen per year (roughly $16,000).
|Housing||￥30,000||￥360,000||Dormitory or private apartment? This figure will depend on personal lifestyle choices|
|Study Expenses||￥10,000||￥120,000||Covers textbooks, photocopying, study trips and other education-related expenses|
|Food||￥30,000||￥360,000||Home-cooked meals or dining out? This figure will depend on personal lifestyle choices|
|Misc||￥20,000||￥240,000||Mobile phone, club activities and other optional expenditure|
|Total ￥1,080,000 （estimated budget per year – tuition fees not included）|