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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 69.17
Rent Index: 26.96
Groceries Index: 69.89
Restaurants Index: 64.49
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 48.24
Local Purchasing Power: 141.35

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$
10.00
20.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$
45.00
80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.75 C$
7.50
10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.25 C$
4.25
7.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$
5.00
8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.73 C$
3.00
4.75
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.94 C$
1.50
2.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.67 C$
1.00
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.94 C$
4.99
11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.49 C$
1.81
3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 C$
1.09
2.72
Eggs (12) 3.33 C$
2.75
4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.32 C$
3.18
8.16
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.87 C$
4.08
8.16
Apples (1 lb) 1.64 C$
1.13
2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.65 C$
1.00
2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.61 C$
1.00
2.28
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 C$
0.50
1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 1.93 C$
1.25
2.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.12 C$
1.50
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
12.00
20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.18 C$
1.98
2.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.54 C$
2.00
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 C$
10.00
14.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$
2.50
3.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 C$
72.00
130.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
3.25
4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.93 C$
2.41
3.62
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$
27.31
42.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.39 C$
3.75
5.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,153.00 C$
19,200.00
25,600.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.59 C$
90.67
250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 C$
0.20
0.40
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.21 C$
40.00
75.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.45 C$
40.00
65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.27 C$
12.00
35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 C$
11.00
15.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.99 C$
40.00
80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.76 C$
30.00
60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.49 C$
80.00
120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.29 C$
80.00
150.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,068.14 C$
800.00
1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 860.07 C$
650.00
1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,772.17 C$
1,250.00
2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,396.43 C$
1,000.00
1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 364.56 C$
200.00
614.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 274.33 C$
167.22
464.51
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,946.10 C$
2,000.00
4,200.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.17
2.70
3.99

These data are based on 27979 entries in the past 18 months from 3843 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2015

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By City in Canada

Rank
City
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Waterloo 85.47 28.30 57.12 86.25 67.67 158.74
St. John's, NL 81.85 35.15 58.69 95.92 70.50 102.89
Edmonton 77.21 31.96 54.77 78.44 67.99 145.42
Oshawa 75.29 23.76 49.73 84.09 59.75 101.22
Halifax 75.01 27.96 51.68 79.80 69.36 114.76
Quebec City 74.10 18.04 46.30 78.07 65.90 140.93
Calgary 73.73 35.26 54.65 74.04 68.73 172.79
St.Catharines 73.72 17.88 46.02 75.02 67.92 130.56
Surrey 71.23 28.51 50.04 79.98 66.65 110.13
Vancouver 71.16 41.22 56.31 70.25 65.55 124.21
Regina 70.85 30.33 50.76 72.77 62.66 158.24
Toronto 70.65 37.19 54.05 67.82 68.63 146.20
Brampton 70.22 24.79 47.69 66.28 69.91 129.74
Fredericton 69.96 19.08 44.73 73.43 65.18 112.19
Windsor 69.55 19.68 44.82 64.64 50.33 167.68
Victoria 69.41 28.90 49.32 73.87 60.32 156.66
Nanaimo, BC 68.58 22.38 45.67 71.37 60.40 106.70
Barrie 67.98 26.46 47.39 70.05 55.45 179.52
Montreal 67.94 23.09 45.70 72.20 59.61 138.23
Abbotsford 67.25 20.36 44.00 66.01 70.27 166.27
Ottawa 66.90 28.17 47.69 63.93 66.84 175.46
Winnipeg 66.71 24.35 45.70 69.09 58.62 147.53
Mississauga 66.69 28.83 47.91 59.68 64.17 125.11
London 65.53 20.56 43.23 61.78 62.38 135.08
Red Deer 65.45 26.78 46.27 68.00 50.30 169.24
Kitchener 63.80 24.91 44.51 58.59 70.85 166.83
Sherbrooke 63.06 11.42 37.45 70.47 54.43 176.47
Kelowna 62.83 26.96 45.04 62.22 65.48 119.32

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