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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 7.11% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 26.59% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 62.00 C$ 50.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 C$ 7.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 C$ 4.50-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.25 C$ 5.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.77 C$ 3.00-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.95 C$ 1.50-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.67 C$ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.99 C$ 4.90-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 1.81-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 C$ 1.13-2.72
Eggs (12) 3.37 C$ 2.80-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.54 C$ 3.63-8.16
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.06 C$ 4.08-8.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.63 C$ 4.54-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 C$ 1.20-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$ 0.61-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.66 C$ 1.00-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 1.00-2.49
Potato (1 lb) 1.10 C$ 0.50-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 C$ 0.68-1.60
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.16 C$ 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.48 C$ 2.00-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.82 C$ 2.00-4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 C$ 10.00-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 2.75-3.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.00 C$ 80.00-130.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.60 C$ 3.25-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.93 C$ 2.41-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$ 27.12-42.40
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.07 C$ 3.56-4.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 C$ 19,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 141.14 C$ 80.00-236.11
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 C$ 0.20-0.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 57.83 C$ 44.95-75.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.26 C$ 40.00-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.39 C$ 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.99 C$ 11.00-15.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.46 C$ 40.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.59 C$ 30.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.05 C$ 80.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 119.29 C$ 88.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,139.53 C$ 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 894.41 C$ 695.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,881.02 C$ 1,300.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,446.65 C$ 1,095.00-1,900.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 405.21 C$ 225.00-649.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 291.90 C$ 185.80-489.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,972.81 C$ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.94 2.50-3.50

Prices in Canada

These data are based on 47199 entries in the past 18 months from 5699 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Canada

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City
Cost of Living Index
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Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Edmonton 75.55 30.34 54.08 75.84 71.21 118.84
Calgary 75.51 35.47 56.50 74.56 73.11 139.50
Halifax 73.35 27.76 51.70 76.58 69.30 110.05
Victoria 71.47 30.95 52.23 75.02 64.46 120.72
Vancouver 71.29 44.30 58.47 74.37 66.21 105.22
Barrie 70.32 26.70 49.61 69.07 58.88 132.93
Toronto 69.88 39.26 55.34 65.92 67.54 129.73
Windsor 69.71 20.11 46.16 62.46 58.13 141.06
Winnipeg 69.47 25.88 48.77 67.36 63.47 110.37
Mississauga 69.30 33.62 52.36 61.10 62.33 98.50
Quebec City 68.78 19.13 45.20 67.79 63.96 123.70
Ottawa 67.83 29.66 49.71 62.33 74.11 134.44
Montreal 66.88 24.84 46.91 66.95 63.35 121.16
Guelph 65.27 27.04 47.12 62.94 59.55 104.83
Kitchener 61.53 24.98 44.17 55.47 61.37 157.84
Hamilton 58.43 22.40 41.32 55.80 54.89 164.81
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