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Cost of Living

Cost of living

We’re certain that your time at UCW Vancouver will be a rewarding experience and a great investment towards your future.

COST OF LIVING IN VANCOUVER*

Accommodation$500 to $2,000
Public transportation monthly pass$98 to $174 per month
Food estimation$300 to $800 per month
Cell Phone with data for internet$60 to $150 per month (depending if a contract to get new cell phone is required or not)
Home Cable with internet$100 to $200 per month (this is optional as some rental units and homestays cover this cost)
Provincial health insurance$163 per term

You’ll have access to a premier education, a multitude of cross-cultural experiences, and a globally recognized degree.

Accommodation:

UCW does not provide accommodation or accommodation booking services. When renting off campus, students will usually share a house or apartment with peers to split costs.

Public Transport:

All Vancouver Public Transportation is run by TransLink - the Metro Vancouver transportation authority. To get to the UCW campus via public transport, a monthly pass ranges from $98-174 CAD per month.

Phone contract and internet:

There are many phone and internet providers in Canada. You can find a phone provider as per your preferences which can range from $60-$150 CAD per month. The internet provider packages ranges from $100-200 CAD however this is optional as some rental units and homestays cover this.

Health Insurance:

International Students are required to have medical insurance. They can choose from a number of providers with a variety of fees and after 3 months, you can opt for the Medical Services Plan (MSP) - the government health insurance plan.

Food Estimates:

An average meal in a Canadian restaurant costs about $10-15 CAD for an individual. However, if a student prefers home cooked food, you’ll have to spend about $350-800 CAD per month on groceries.

*These are estimated values of current market prices which are subject to change. The aim is to provide students with an estimate to plan their expenses accordingly, when investing in higher education.