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Price Comparison

Below is an example comparison of housing with similar size and environment.

Costs
Single Room-1 year

​School Dorms
Initial Cost:¥326,667
(entry fee +3months of rent
-day-based discount)

*Above cost is based on a 5-day discount.

Montly Fees
Rent:¥80,000
Internet: Included
Other Fees: Included
Power, water Bills: Included

Total Monthly Cost: ¥80,000

Total Yearly Cost: ¥1,046,667
Local Housing
Initial Cost:¥304,565
(contract fee +deposit +2months of rent  +key changing fee +management fee)

Montly Fees
Rent:¥56,
000
Internet: ¥3,300
Management Fees:¥7,000
Power, water Bills: ¥
10,000

Penalty fee: ¥56,000

*When leaving after 1 year

Total Monthly Cost: ¥76,300

Total Yearly Cost: ¥1,143,565
Airbnb
Monthly Fees
Rent: ¥192,438


Total Monthly Cost: ¥192,438

Total Yearly Cost: ¥2,309,256

Conditions

​School Dorms
Pros:
1. Managed by school
- Monthly inspection
- Repair/replacement
- Bills included in rent

2. Fully prepared
- Basic furniture, appliances
- Full bedding (pillow, banket, sheets)

3. Moving in support
- Ride from school to dorm

4. Flexible contract

Cons:
Restrictions
- Cannot invite outsiders
- Girls only in girls dorm
- Boys only in boys dorm
- Cannot own car
Local Housing
Pros:
1. Little restriction
- Can invite anyone
- Can own car

*Must pay for parking

2. Prepared
- Basic furniture, appliances
- Bed (some rooms)

*If not, must buy bed or futon

Cons:
1. 2 year contract only

*Must pay penalty to leave early
2. Must manage/get repairment on your own
3. No moving-in support
4. Guarantor required
Airbnb
Pros:
1. Fully prepared
2. Can consult host for problems
3. Suitable for short-term stay
4. Large rooms available


Cons:
Expensive for long-term stay
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