Apart from the cost of living in Canada there are other expenses that international students should keep in mind while preparing for studies abroad. In terms of financial priorities for an international student in Canada expenses of food and health services feature right next to the accommodation expenses. On an average a student spends about CAD$ 1500-CAD$3000 per year on food. Eating out at a restaurant, for example, can go between CA$10-15 per person. A cinema ticket is, on average, CAD $12.25. The general rule here is: the bigger the city the more expensive the living costs tend to be.
The cost of living in Canada includes the expenses of books and other study materials required during the term of the course. An individual student spends about CAD $ 1000-2000 on books and other educational material. An important aspect of student life anywhere is travelling, between campuses, between cities, study tours and transit.
About CAD$1000 per annum is spent on regular traveling which is a considerable cost for any student.