Montreal ranked best student city in North America

Apr 17 2019, 7:28 pm

Choosing the right location to live in as a student can be just as daunting as the spring onslaught of finals.

With so many options to choose from, choosing a proper city to pursue your education is a significant decision.

From a North American stand point, according to a new study by AppJobs, the best student city on the continent is Montreal.

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AppJobs, a European-based platform that helps job seekers find work through app-based companies, conducted a global report for the world’s best cities to be a student. The report analyzed a number of keys factors that influence a student’s experience, from the number of part-time jobs available, the average cost of rent, the frequency of concerts and shows, the number of schools, and of course, the average cost of a pint.

AppJobs weighted each city out of a possible score of 100, splitting each of their “key factors” into its own category.

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Globally, Montreal ranks as the 5th best student city in the world, as per the report, and our city placed 3rd when it comes to the cheapest rent at an average of $911 per month.

Other Canadian representatives on the list are Toronto, which ranks 13th, and Vancouver, sitting at 20th.

Prague, Czech Republic, took home the top spot for student cities with a score of 64.6, compared to Montreal’s 5th place score of 54.8.

Here’s how AppJobs top 30 list rounded out:

  1. Prague, Czech Republic
  2. Moscow, Russia
  3. Berlin, Germany
  4. Beijing, China
  5. Montreal, Canada
  6. Taipei, Taiwan
  7. Manchester, United Kingdom
  8. Tokyo, Japan
  9. Vienna, Austria
  10. Seoul, South Korea
  11. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  12. London, United Kingdom
  13. Toronto, Canada
  14. Munich, Germany
  15. Brisbane, Australia
  16. Paris, France
  17. Shanghai, China
  18. New York, USA
  19. Melbourne, Australia
  20. Vancouver, Canada
  21. Canberra, Australia
  22. Auckland, New Zealand
  23. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  24. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  25. Sydney, Australia
  26. Boston, USA
  27. Zurich, Switzerland
  28. Osaka, Japan
  29. Singapore
  30. Hong Kong
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