The cost of living for international students in Canada can vary depending on the location, lifestyle, and personal preferences.
However, here are some estimated expenses for a Filipino international student in Canada:
1. Tuition fees: Tuition fees can vary significantly depending on the university or college and the program of study chosen. On average, undergraduate tuition fees for international students in Canada range from CAD $15,000 to CAD $35,000 per year. For graduate programs, the fees can range from CAD $10,000 to CAD $30,000 per year.
2. Accommodation: The cost of accommodation can also vary depending on the location. On-campus accommodation options can range from CAD $4,000 to CAD $12,000 per academic year. Off-campus options such as shared apartments or renting rooms might cost between CAD $500 to CAD $1,500 per month.
3. Food: A rough estimate for monthly food expenses in Canada would be around CAD $300 to CAD $500, depending on personal choices and eating habits.
4. Transportation: Public transportation costs can vary, but a monthly transit pass in major cities like Toronto or Vancouver can be around CAD $100 to CAD $150.
5. Health insurance: International students are usually required to have health insurance in Canada. The cost of health insurance can range from CAD $600 to CAD $1,000 per year, depending on the coverage.
6. Personal expenses: This category includes clothing, toiletries, entertainment, and other miscellaneous expenses. A rough estimate for personal expenses can range from CAD $200 to CAD $400 per month.
7. Books and supplies: Depending on the program, students may need to budget for books and supplies, which can range from CAD $500 to CAD $1,000 per academic year.
COST OF LIVING ESTIMATES
Additionally, it is advisable to have some extra funds for unexpected or emergency situations.
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