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Campus Life and Resources

Cost of Living Estimate


 Single Adult


Two Adults, One Child*  

 
 Item
 Monthly  Annually (September to August)   Monthly    Annually (September to August)  
Housing $900 - $1,200 (one bedroom)
  $10,800 - $14,400   $1,400 - $2,000 (3-bedroom house)   $16,800 - $24,000
Utilities  $240 - $450   $2,880 - $5,400   $240 - $450   $2,880 - $5,400
Internet & mobile phone  $170   $2,040   $240   $2,880
Food $200 - $300
  $2,400 - $3,600   $550 - $650   $6,600 - $7,800
Clothing   -   $500 + $200 for winter clothing  -  $1,500 + $600 for winter clothing
Transportation (Bus) ETS Transit Fares      
Child Care and School Fees  -  -    $1,000   $12,000
Recreation** $75  $900   $200   $2,400

~Adapted from the UAlberta FGSR~

Cost of Living Estimate
This estimate is a guideline. Living costs vary greatly based on the type of accommodation, whether you are sharing accommodation with roommates, and your overall standard of living. All figures are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Housing
On campus and off campus accommodation options.

Library
UAlberta is home to Canada’s second-largest research library. Our collection exceeds 4.7 million titles and over 8.7 million volumes. We provide access to over 1.3 million e-books, over 1,700 databases, and maintain more than 40,000 items in our Education and Research Archive.

Fitness and recreation facilities**
UAlberta is home to a wide range of fitness facilities, that Postdocs can access at no cost if they are “employees” or at reduced rates if they are “trainees” or “guests” 

Our Edmonton facilities span two campuses, covering over 400,000 square feet of facility floor space in 37 sport facilities including: an ice arena, multiple gymnasiums, curling rinks, tennis courts, two pools, indoor and outdoor track and field facilities, turf and grass fields, squash and racquet courts, dance studios and a brand new fitness centre and climbing centre. Visit the links below for more details on these facilities. 

North and South campus facilities

Augustana facilities

Getting your Finances in order


Health services

University Health Services
Counselling and Clinical Services 
Augustana Campus Health, Wellness and Accessibility
Campus St. Jean Heat and Wellbeing
Finding a Doctor
Finding a Dentist


Public Transport 
Faith and Spirituality
About Edmonton
Lonely planet Edmonton travel guide
Explore Edmonton 
Travel Alberta 

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