Cost of Living Survey
 
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The PGC, in association with other Graduate Caucuses in the Physical Sciences, are trying to gather more detailed information on the cost of living for graduate students in the area. This survey is separate from the one performed by the department a while back. All answers are anonymous, and the information will only be used in aggregate.
Q1 .     Which department are you in
Q2 .     Which program are you in
Q3 .     Which year are you in
Q4 .     Do you have an additional source of income (i.e. another job, spouse/partner)? This is in addition to the stipend from SFU
Yes  
No  
Q5 .     If you have secondary income, could you continue living in your current situation without it? If you answer NO to the previous question, please leave blank
Yes  
No  
Q6 .     How much do you spend per month on: Tuition and Fees
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Q7 .     How much do you spend per month on: Rent
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Q8 .     What is your current living situation? I am living with ...
Q9 .     How much do you spend per month on: Food (Groceries, Takeout, Dining Hall, etc.)
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Q10 .     How much do you spend per month on: Hydro/Power (if included in rent, put 0)
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Q11 .     How much do you spend per month on: Internet/Wifi (if included in rent, put 0)
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Q12 .     How much do you spend per month on: Cell Phone (including phone plan and actual phone payments)
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Q13 .     How much do you spend per month on: Books and Academic Accessories
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Q14 .     How much do you spend per month on: Clothing
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Q15 .     How much do you spend per month on: Entertainment?
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Q16 .     How much do you spend per month on: Transportation (car payments, gas, parking). Exclude UPass
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Q17 .     Are you unable to travel home (i.e. out of the Greater Vancouver Area) due to the associated travel costs?
Yes  
No  
Q18 .     How much do you spend per YEAR on: Travelling Home (i.e. out of the Greater Vancouver Area)
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Q19 .     What is the total for other monthly costs which you would like us to include in the "cost of living" (e.g. dependents, healthcare/medication, etc.)
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Q20 .     OPTIONAL: If you want to share, what are the expenses in the previous question for?
Q21 .     If you commute to campus, how do you do it (i.e. car, bus, bike, walk)
Q22 .     If you commute to campus, how long does it take you to get to campus (door to door)
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Q23 .     Are there are concessions/compromises you make to your quality of living due to insufficient funds? Describe briefly
Q24 .     Is there any additional information you would like to share, questions you would like to ask us, or questions you would like us to address (or anything else)?


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