Low Tuition Universities: Cost of Living in Canada, Russia and Turkey

europe 2                                    Cost of Living in Canada

The following is an estimated cost of living in Canada for international students living and studying in Canada for a 12 month period. However, the living expenses will definitely vary depending on a student’s life-style and budget.

 Books $1,000 – $5,000
 Housing $4,800 – $10,000
 Food $2,500
 Health and Dental Insurance $290
 Clothing $700
 Transportation (bus pass for 12 months) $750
Entertainment $750
Miscellaneous Cost $750


Cost of Living in Russia


There are two types of accommodation available for international students studying in Russia- hostel and off campus housing options. Cost of hostel accommodation in Russia ranges from $150-$300 per month. Off campus accommodation however are always on the high side, and usually stays between $250-$400 monthly.


Food is extremely cheap in Russia for international students and can range between 150-200 USD per month depending on a student’s eating and spending habit. Many varieties of food are available in the school canteen and as an international student, you may choose to eat from the canteen or prepare your meals.

Cost of Living in Turkey

Estimated living cost for international students wishing to study in Turkey are quite low. You should budget roughly 300 to 400 US dollars every month for living expenses,although a lot would depend on the student’s spending habit and power. Books and other administrative fees are usually 100 to 150 US dollars per semester.



menu                            : usually 5 TL
Bread                                           : around 1 TL
Water (per litre)                             : roughly 1 TL
Fruit (per kg)     : from 1 TL to 5 TL
Pasta & Rice (per kg)                : 1 TL to 4 TL
Sugar & Salt (per kg)                : 2 TL
Tea/Coffee (a cup)                    : 1 TL / 5 TL
Beer                                             : 3 TL to 10 TL

Miscellaneous Cost

cost of cinema ticket     :          15 TL
Concert ticket    : 25 TL
Haircut                : 10 TL


Bus ticket for international students                                   : 1.5 TL
Conversion Rate:

1 EUR – 2.5 TL
1 USD -1.8 TL