This one does not translate directly from Indonesian. In fact the meaning changes dramatically!
Studying abroad needs high cost!
In English if you say something ‘needs high cost‘ then you are saying:
- It is better if this thing is expensive!
- If it is not expensive I’m not interested!
- I am ‘gengsi’!
This is like the king who is building a palace that is bigger and better than all of the other palaces owned by all of the other kings.
‘High cost‘ is used in English as part of a longer noun phrase:
- the high cost of living
- high cost housing
- cheap clothing’s high cost
The preposition phrase (‘of blah blah’) is probably the most common:
- the high cost of studying abroad
If you are writing about the cost of studying abroad then you might say:
- The high cost of studying abroad needs to be taken into consideration. Studying abroad is expensive.