Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages
1 month of gym subscription.
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone)
Unisex Loris perfume
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price.
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks
Go carting 30mins
Movie House 3d cinema
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket)
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee
3 course dinner local restaurant two people
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people
Play station 4 console without games.
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls
Taxi fare on average 5-10km
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare
1 liter petrol/diesel
1 day rent a car cost
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar)
1 pair of men’s formal shoes
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)
Ladies formal shoes original and durable
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance)
We have already established that the life quality in Canada is very good and the standard of living is very favorable compared to many other developed countries around the world. However, there's a long list of factors to be considered before you embark on your study in Canada.
Different cities and towns within the country all have varied but close values and costs for important things like housing and feeding. However popular cities like Toronto, Vancouver or British Columbia are way less affordable than cities like Ottawa, Montreal or Quebec.
Housing in the big cities can come up to 2,500 CAD while smaller cities can see rent at a lower value of 2,000 CAD. Many way smaller but peaceful areas, usually at the brink of these big cities, have rent at a way more lower price of 1,000 CAD. The same top standard of life is enjoyed in all these areas regardless of the costs.
Asides housing, general costs for utilities like water, electricity, heat, internet, etc which across the country can be around 90-95 CAD in bills for a month.
RocApply advises our students who wish to save money to find apartments to share with other students or consider dormitory or university campus housing to reduce these utility bills.
75% of the food products in the country are imported, owing greatly to the extreme weather conditions in the country. This fact has largely contributed to the high prices of food and grocery items, but can still be considered fair in contrast to many countries in Europe.
Eating-out culture is very big in Canada and can set you back at 100 to 115 CAD in any normal restaurant.
Health care is relatively free for Canadian citizens and permanent residents but foreign students might have to pay for medical insurance which starts at 100 CAD. Transport and movement are more accessible in uptown areas but are a bit pricey.
Many Canadians rely on their own car transport to get around, but the good part is students have passes that they can use for a month, and they save money this way. One-way tickets can cost between 2.85 to 3.50 CAD for general transport.