Cost of Living

UBC is located in one of the most livable cities in the world which affects living costs - a challenge that many major metropolitan centres face. Your perception of costs may depend on from where you will be joining UBC. If you are relocating from a similarly popular metropolis, costs may be comparable. For others, the costs may come as a surprise. G+PS provides this calculator as a starting point to create a financial plan and budget. Please note that this kind of calculator can only provide estimates and projections. We cannot guarantee availability of listed rates. We link to relevant sources for you to verify data and account for market changes since we last updated our data.

UBC expects you to assume primary responsibility for covering the cost of your education and supporting any family members who might accompany you. It is especially important to plan your finances for the entire duration of the degree. G+PS provides average completion times for most graduate programs in the degree listing under the heading "Enrolment, Duration & Other Stats". Financial awards may be restricted in their duration and in many cases end after four years. With help of the completion data and this annual cost calculator, you can plan a multi-year budget and account for a possible funding drop which usually occurs in upper years.

Are you a domestic or international student?
Domestic student (incl. Permanent Resident/Landed Immigrant, Refugee, Diplomat)
International student

Please select the program you plan to attend:

Are you single or will you be accompanied by a partner?
I will live in Vancouver on my own
I will bring a partner

Do you have children?

What type of accommodation are you hoping to rent?

Where do you plan to live?
UBC Student Residence
Market rental (off-campus or on-campus)

Do you plan to own a car?