Cost of Living in Canada

By EasyUni Staff | Last modified 11 Nov 2017
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Of course as a student you’re interested in the costs, so you can estimate how much money you need. To meet this, we provide you a brief overview about the average expenses of an international student. However, if you want to find out how much you exactly need, we recommend you to take a look at the universities first.

Canada comprises of ten provinces and three territories. The most favoured study destinations are Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta. Basically all those study destinations are cheaper than studying in UK, US or Australia. If you consider studying here, you can take a look at your expected average monthly costs in the table below.

 

Per month

Annually

Student fees

C$ 31.42

C$ 377.00

Health Insurance

C$ 18.28

C$ 219.31

Medical Service Plan (BC Health Insurance)

C$ 66.50

C$ 798.00

Textbooks

C$ 50.00

C$ 600.00

Rent (Housing / Accommodation)

C$ 706.00

C$ 8,472.00

Utilities

Included (on campus)

Mobile phone

C$ 50.00

C$ 600.00

Public transit

C$ 35.00

C$ 420.00

Groceries

C$ 236.00

C$ 2,832.00

Entertainment / Clothes / Gifts

C$ 80.00

C$ 960.00

Sum

C$ 1,273.20

C$ 15,278.31

 

Besides we provide a list of items so you can estimate your costs much better.

 

Costs

Food at restaurant

 

Inexpensive Restaurant

C$ 15.00

Combo Meal at McDonald’s

C$ 8.00

Imported Beer

C$ 6.00

Coke / Pepsi

C$ 1.88

 

 

Groceries

 

Eggs

C$ 3.00

Milk, 1 Liter

C$ 1.28

Water, 1.5 Liter

C$ 2.00

Pack of Cigarettes

C$ 10.50

 

 

Transportation

 

One-way ticket (local transport)

C$ 3.30

Taxi Start

C$ 3.45

Taxi 1km

C$ 1.86

Gasoline, 1 Liter

C$ 1.25

 

 

Utilities

 

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

C$ 102.31

Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

C$ 45.00

 

 

Clothes

 

1 Pair of Jeans

C$ 60.00

1 Pair of Nike Shoes

C$ 100.00

 

 

Rent

 

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

C$ 1,100.00

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

C$ 800.00

Posted on 09 Oct 2017
Study Abroad, Useful Tips