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Cost of Living

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Here are some typical costs for items and services in Canada. Please note all figures are in Canadian funds. You can find a currency converter here.

Rent - Bachelor Apartment (one room apartment, one month, large city)    $700 - $1,100
Rent - Bachelor Apartment (one room apartment, one month, small city/town)    $500 - $700
Utilities (one month)    $20 - $30
Phone (one month not including long distance)    $20 - $40
Cell Phone Package (one month)    $40
Cable Television (one month)    $25 - $50
Internet Connection (high speed, one month)    $40
Groceries for One Person (one month)    $200 - $300
One Dozen Eggs    $2 - $3
Bag of Rice (2 kg)    $2 - $6
Bus Fare One Way (local)    $2.25
Local Telephone Call    $0.25
Fast Food Meal (hamburger, soft drink, french fries)    $4 - $6 per person
Average Restaurant Meal    $10 - $25 per person
Coffee from Specialty Coffee Shop    $1.70
Admission to Nightclub    $0 - $15
Gas/Petrol    $1.15 - $1.50 per litre
Movie    $11.50 - $13
Pair of Jeans    $40 - $80
Pair of Running Shoes    $60 - $200
Return flight from Vancouver to Toronto    $300 - $1,200
Letter within Canada    $0.50
International Postage (letter)    $1.45


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