Cost of Living in Canada

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

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