As University student every penny matters when it comes to spending, Worse still, there are no voucher codes or deals when it comes to housing, making it a lot harder to save money on rent. Here at University Magazine, we look at the most affordable cities In Canada for Students.
Here are the Most Affordable Cities In Canada For Students 2018
The cost of living in Windsor is 0.7% above the national average. The city, which lies directly across from Detroit, Michigan, is one of Canada’s main centers for the automotive industry. Tourism, education, and government services are major employers too
Home To: University of Windsor
2. Quebec City, Quebec
In Quebec City, the cost of living is only 0.9% above the national average. Being Quebec’s capital, Quebec City’s largest employer is the provincial government. The manufacturing, security, and defense industries are large employers too in this mainly French-speaking city.
Home To: Université Laval
3. Moncton, New Brunswick
With a population of a little over 70,000, Moncton is New Brunswick’s largest city. It is also one of the cheapest cities to live in the Maritimes, with a cost of living 5.2% below the national average. The city has a strong, diverse economy.
Home To: Université de Moncton
4. Gatineau, Quebec
Gatineau has a cost of living of 1.3% above the national average, much cheaper than Ottawa directly across the river, where the cost of living is 26.1% above the national average. Because it’s so close to Ottawa, Gatineau is home to many federal government offices.
Home To: Université du Québec en Outaouais
5. London, Ontario
London’s cost of living is 0.5% above the national average. The city is located about 170 km southwest of Toronto and its economy is based on the medical research, education, IT and insurance industries.
Home To: Western University
6. Abbotsford, British Columbia
With a cost of living of 3.6% below the national average, Abbotsford is the cheapest of British Columbia’s larger cities. The city lies about 70 km from Vancouver, in the Fraser Valley region.
Home To: University of the Fraser Valley
7. Thunder Bay, Ontario
The cost of living in Thunder Bay is only 0.1% above the national average. Lying on the shores of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is the commercial, administrative and medical center of Northwestern Ontario, with many people working in the public sector.
Home To: Lakehead University
8. Kitchener, Ontario
In Kitchener, the cost of living is 3.7% above the national average. The city, which is located about 100 km southwest of Toronto, is home to a diverse economy based on manufacturing, finance, insurance, healthcare and digital media.
Home To: Conestoga College
9. Fredericton, New Brunswick
In Fredericton, the cost of living is 2.2% above the national average. The largest employers in New Brunswick’s capital are the public sector and universities but the IT sector here is growing fast. Fredericton has a population of about 58,000.
Home To: University of New Brunswick
10. St. Catharines, Ontario
St. Catharines is one of the cheapest cities to live in Ontario, with a cost of living 0.5% below the national average. The largest city in the Niagara Region, St. Catharines is mainly a base for the manufacturing and service industries.
Home To: Brock University