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Cost of living - Canada

Cost of living

Canada’s provinces offer international students various options to pursue higher education in universities, colleges, technical institutes, or research institutes. Knowing the cost of living in each province can help you when budgeting and planning your study and work schedule. In order to apply for a study permit, a potential international student must show that he or she has the financial capacity to cover living costs in addition to tuition.

The table below is a guideline of a student’s monthly living expenses in each Canadian province. Keep in mind the cost of living can vary, particularly as it concerns urban and rural living.

PROVINCE ACCOMMODATION (OFF CAMPUS, SINGLE) FOOD PUBLIC TRANSIT EXTRA (PHONE BILL, INTERNET LAUNDRY, ENTERTAINMENT, CLOTHING) TOTAL (APPROX.)
Alberta $550 $250 $86 (Edmonton) $530 $1,416
British Columbia $730 $300 $91 (Central Vancouver) $530 $1,726
Manitoba $700 $300 $70 (Winnipeg) $400-500 $1,510-$1,550
New Brunswick $400 $300 $40 (Fredericton) $490 $1,230
Newfoundland and Labrador $600-$750 $350 $68-70 (St. John’s) $500 $1,518-$1,660
Nova Scotia $758-$1000 $250-300 $70 (Halifax) $510 $1,400
Ontario $957-1132 $200-425 $116.75 (Toronto) $422-450 $1,696-$2,124
Prince Edward Island $600 $250 $40 (Charlottetown) $510 $1,400
Quebec $550 $200 $49.75 (Montreal) $510 $1,442.75
Saskatchewan $500 $300 $72 (Regina) $500 $1,372