I'm planning on moving to Vancouver...
April 28, 2007 4:31pm CST
...in a couple of years. Since I'm going as a graduate student, I won't have time to work enough to pay my own bills (that's why I'll be leaving Brazil with some money saved). So I'd like to know suggestions on how to do more with less money, and this includes the basic matters, like rent and food. Is there a cool area that's cheaper to live, but not too far from UBC? Is there a place to eat, that's cheap, or the best choice is to buy from the supermarket and cook (or not cook) it at my room? Thanks for any suggestions
1 May 07
I live in Canada so welcome to my country I hope you end up loving it as much as I do! I am sorry but I have only visited BC to go snowboarding and touristic sort of stuff so I can't really help you out with the questions you ahve posed but I just wanted to pop by and say hope you enjoy your stay!
2 May 07
Thanks for the comment, Punky ^^ I was in Vancouver last August and I really liked the town, it feels a lot like home (Rio) but it's a little better, when I think of city services. I'll be there for a Master D. in UBC, if everything works out as planned. Then I'll get back to Rio to get my documents ready for immigration. ^^
1 May 07
The problem is the nicer parts of Vancouver are on the side. And UBC is pretty much as far west as it goes. I would suggest an apartment or maybe a basement suite in west Vancouver. Close to Broadway (9th ave.) because the bus goes to UBC. You could even live on the East side of Vancouver and the express bus on Broadway takes you pretty fast to UBC. I don't really spend much time on that side of town, but it's generally a bit more expensive. Cooking your own food is cheaper than eating out of course. Groceries are the best from Commercial Drive, but that's on the east side. Anyways, I know this city all too well, so you could probably ask anything at all. Good luck and an early welcome to Vancouver.