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Hi guys

I have got my accommodation sorted out in Victoria, found a place for about 280 a month, (everything included) sounds ok to me and my girlfriend is paying a lot less than last year.

Anyways, how much should we set aside for food between two people? I have an interveiw to arrange when I land at the end of this month so I am hoping to get some work fairly quickly.

Any insight is appreciated.

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Hi guys

I have got my accommodation sorted out in Victoria, found a place for about 280 a month, (everything included) sounds ok to me and my girlfriend is paying a lot less than last year.

Anyways, how much should we set aside for food between two people? I have an interveiw to arrange when I land at the end of this month so I am hoping to get some work fairly quickly.

Any insight is appreciated.

Cheers

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Is the place you are renting just a single room or what? That is a way below the normal cost of renting in Victoria so I would be very leery of it.

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It is genuine...$925 a month between my girlfriend and I....my girlfriend is already living there as she goes to university there and i have seen the place on the webcam so dont worry about that aspect of it

thanks for the response

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Hi Crazyboy

To help you determine food costs, here are a few links to grocery stores in the Victoria area. Each site provides weekly flyers for your perusal.

Real Canadian Superstore - Select a store
Save-On-Foods, so much more in store.
Safeway - Official Site

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cheers oggy... greatly appreciated, looks like $925 is probably just below the average for a 1 bedroom

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To help you determine food costs, here are a few links to grocery stores in the Victoria area. Each site provides weekly flyers for your perusal.

Real Canadian Superstore - Select a store
Save-On-Foods, so much more in store.
Safeway - Official Site
The Safeway link is for the US Safeway not Canada.

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You're welcome, Crazyboy... hope it helps somewhat!

Ooops on the link - I inadvertantly listed the wrong one! Another quick, painless search of the net produced the correct link for our Canadian Safeway stores.... Safeway.ca - Ingredients For Life

Sorry for the inconvenience, Crazyboy.

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You're welcome, Crazyboy... hope it helps somewhat!

Ooops on the link - I inadvertantly listed the wrong one! Another quick, painless search of the net produced the correct link for our Canadian Safeway stores.... Safeway.ca - Ingredients For Life

Sorry for the inconvenience, Crazyboy.
I notice that you live in Kelowna. My sister lives in Kelowna and my nephew and his family live in Vernon.

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For 2 people, Costco groceries you're looking at about $200 a month.

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i like to buy house in canada..what does it cost about...can anyone recommend me

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