Cities Where Tuition Fees and Living Expenses Is Low and Affordable

Almost everybody will want to study in a place where the living cost and tuition fees is affordable. But the problem is that many don’t know where these places exist. So I have decided to search for about six popular cities that studying and living is affordable for international students. These cities are Taipei in Taiwan, Mexico city in Mexico, Berlin in Germany, Vienna in Austria, Munich in Germany and Osaka in Japan.

Let’s start with Taipei:


Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets, including expansive Shilin market. Taipei is a city in Taiwan. It’s an affordable city for  international students with its affordable tuition fees. The average tuition fee in one of its internationally acclaimed universities is pegged at $3800 per year and the cost of living is not very high there. It is ranked 61st in Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey.

(2) Mexico City:

Mexico City is the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico. It’s known for its Templo Mayor (a 13th-century Aztec temple), the baroque Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional, which houses historic murals by Diego Rivera. All of these are situated in and around the Plaza de la Constitución, the massive main square also known as the Zócalo. Like Taipei, Mexico too has eight internationally ranked and reputable universities with low tuition fees. The average tuition fee  is  $4000 per year with low cost of living.

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(3) Berlin:

Berlin, Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century. Reminders of the city’s turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall’s graffitied remains. Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification. This capital of Germany has become one of the best study abroad destinations for international students as the German government has made its education free of all tuition fees for the international students too. It also has a low living cost with 68th position at Mercer’s Survey.

(4) Vienna:

Vienna is Austria’s capital and lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. The historically and culturally rich capital of Austria is also providing free education for EU students, the students from under-developed countries and for most of the African countries’ students. The approximate tuition fee is $500 annually with a little higher living cost as it is placed at 32nd in Mercer’s Survey.

(5) Munich:

Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall), with a popular glockenspiel show that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century. Munich is a lucrative place for students as there are no tuition fees and the cost of living is also not very high as compared with the other European cities as London or Paris. Munich has one of the best universities in Europe too.

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(6) Osaka:

Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. As compared to other Japanese cities, like Tokyo or Kyoto, Osaka is a less expensive city. It is ranked as 23rd in Mercer’s Survey and has an average annual tuition fee of $5000 which is low as compared with Tokyo or Kyoto with $7700 and $9000 respectively.

These are a few of the many cities where the cost of studying and living is low and affordable. There are a lot of them and you can find them out by doing a little internet search.

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