Full disclosure: I work for a company that manufactures printers of all types.
I’d suggest laser too. Toner will net you more impressions than ink will, but you may run into maintenance issues down the road (this is not an issue for me personally because of my employer and skillset). The price is also cheaper for toner versus ink, especially if you get a B/W unit.
The downside to laser printers is size and weight. An ink printer will be much smaller and lighter compared to a laser printer of the same capability.
My girl is a student and prints a lot more than I would imagine is necessary for school. She goes through about a ream of paper per month, but I cannot remember the last time I replaced the toner. About a year, maybe. So that’s about 6,000 impressions on this bottle, unless she replaced the toner without me knowing (not likely). We have a small (for an office, large for an apartment) multifunction device that prints about 20 pages per minute, in case that helps you.
edit - I looked up the stats and my MFP model is rated for about 7,000 impressions per bottle of toner.