Meal Plan Budget Calculators

These calculators will give you a rough estimate of how much you should aim to spend each day of term in the three Residence Dining Rooms. Keep track of your spending through the SHHS Online Service Centre.

The budgets calculated reflect retail pricing in the dining rooms (i.e. Residence Dollars plus Overhead). When you make purchases in the Residence Dining Rooms, the retail price will be discounted by 25%. The discount is equivalent to the Overhead charge in your meal plan fees.

In addition to Residence Dollars, you have $500 Flex Dollars available per term to treat yourself to meals at other UBC Food Services locations and campus partners.

Calculate how much you can spend each day in Term One and Term Two in the Residence Dining Rooms with these budget calculators:

Term One

Days Away

Thanksgiving

Remembrance Day

Other Days Away

Last day of term in residence: December 2017

Meals away

Meals eaten outside of Residence Dining Rooms with Flex Dollars each week*

Meals eaten outside of the Residence Meal Plan each week**

Term Two

Days Away

Family Day

Easter

Other Days Away

Last day of term in residence: April 2017

Meals away

Meals eaten outside of Residence Dining Rooms with Flex Dollars each week*

Meals eaten outside of the Residence Meal Plan each week**

* Many students eat 3-4 meals a week using Flex Dollars at 30+ campus locations.
** Many students eat 1-2 meals each week at locations that do not accept the Residence Meal Plan (e.g. off-campus).

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Looking for more in-depth budget tools?

UBC Undergraduate Programs and Admissions has various resources to help you plan your finances to cover the cost of your education.