Hey everyone, I'm moving to Nanaimo in July,with my girlfriend. We are both going to be students at Malaspina. From what we've heard and what we've seen (Just browsing through the Internet and some brochures. We want to drive down there on May long weekend to take a peek), we think it would be a great place to stay for university. I just had a few questions about Nanaimo, just wondering if anyone can answer them:
> What is the average cost for rent? Both bachelor and 2 bedroom.
> Is everything in moderate walking distance? If not, what is the transit system like?
> My friend told me that islands have an " Island tax" is that true? If so, how does it work?
> I heard from one source that employment is hard to find in Nanaimo. But, I heard from a different source that the unemployment rate was at 6.3%. Based on your experience, what is employment like in Nanaimo?
> If there are any other students living in apartments out there, what is your average Monthly spending like?
Thanks to anyone who replies, this really helps us a lot !