What All International Students Should Know About Living in Winnipeg.
So, your education journey has brought you to Winnipeg, congratulations! Winnipeg is the largest city and capital of Winnipeg, making it a fantastic place for international students thanks to its many, many opportunities. Here are a few things you as an international student should know before moving into the city.
There are plenty of options available to you when it comes to living and studying in Winnipeg. There’s on-campus housing, of course, which is great for the student that wants to focus on their education and plan on getting involved with student life. The pricing for this kind of housing changes depending on the school and housing hall, so make sure to check all of your options before choosing a dorm. You can also live off-campus, which can be a very cost-effective choice. Winnipeg has some of the lowest rental costs in all of Canada, which is one reason why it’s so great for newcomers. The main issue, though, may be finding a great space available close to campus that gives you access to professional networking. If you are someone who is looking for something that is a best-in-class, brand new, and high-quality off-campus accommodation there are just a handful of options including the Winnipeg SoulRooms at the Arc Winnipeg, specially designed for students like yourself.
Unfortunately, Winnipeg isn’t known for its public transport system. That isn’t to say there isn’t one, but costs can quickly add up when you’re buying transport passes at CA$100 per month or a bus ticket that will set you back around CA$3 per trip. In this case, it might be cheaper to have your car or a bike to take advantage of the city’s extensive bike path network. The Arc Winnipeg currently listed on SoulRooms also offers low-cost above-ground and underground parking and can be an apt spot for you to thrive.
Just like anywhere else in the world, your monthly food costs will depend mostly on your eating habits. If you plan on eating out every night, expect to spend between CA$10 and CA$15 per person per meal. If you would rather cook, you’ll most definitely spend less money. On average, students will spend between CA$1,500 and CA$3,000 per year on groceries.
Apart from the above, you may have some other costs associated with leisure activities you may prefer to do in Winnipeg. The winters are cold, but also house a lot of adventure activities around. The overall cost of living in Winnipeg can is much cheaper than in megacities like Toronto. For $2000/month, you can have a very high quality of living as a student.