Off-Campus Living Costs


Off-Campus Living Costs

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If this is the first time living on your own, you’re probably wondering, what is my cost of living going to look like? We encourage you to read this page for a breakdown of the major expenses a student living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) might have.

What do my costs include (but not limited to)?:

  • Tuition Fees

  • Rent/Utilities

  • Food

  • Transportation

  • Entertainment

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Getting a clear picture of the cost of living can help you budget for the year. Estimated costs of living in Mississauga for 2019-20 are provided below.


Estimated living and studying costs for the academic year (8 months)

  • Food: $1604 - $3700
  • Clothing: $900 - $1100
  • Books, supplies and instruments: $1000 - $2000+
  • Miscellaneous: $1000 - $2000

Sources

Housing Costs

CMHC Rental Market Report (Toronto/GTA Average)

  • Room: N/A
  • Bachelor: $1,080 - $1,520
  • 1-bedroom apartment: $1,261 - $1,910
  • 2-bedroom apartment: $1,467 - $2,393
  • 3+ bedroom apartment: $1,633 - $2,982

*Near UTM

  • Room: $526
  • Bachelor: $1,053
  • 1-bedroom apartment: $1,250
  • 2-bedroom apartment: $1,495
  • 3+ bedroom apartment: $2,004

Sources:

CMHC Rental Market Report – Fall 2018

*U of T Off-Campus Housing Service Averages - Fall 2018