Cost of Living Comparison Between Canada and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 9.5% higher than in Canada (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 15.0% higher than in Canada
Rent Prices in United States are 26.4% higher than in Canada
Restaurant Prices in United States are 9.6% higher than in Canada
Groceries Prices in United States are 6.9% higher than in Canada
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 40.3% higher than in Canada
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Restaurants
Canada Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(18.15 $)
27.55 C$
(20.00 $)
     +10.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$
(72.60 $)
103.31 C$
(75.00 $)
     +3.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.50 C$
(10.53 $)
14.68 C$
(10.66 $)
     +1.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$
(5.81 $)
8.26 C$
(6.00 $)
     +3.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(5.81 $)
9.64 C$
(7.00 $)
     +20.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.10 C$
(3.71 $)
7.03 C$
(5.10 $)
     +37.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.88 C$
(2.09 $)
3.43 C$
(2.49 $)
     +19.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 C$
(1.71 $)
2.84 C$
(2.06 $)
     +20.8 %
Markets
Canada Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.09 C$
(8.05 $)
5.52 C$
(4.01 $)
     -50.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.27 C$
(2.37 $)
4.46 C$
(3.24 $)
     +36.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.30 C$
(1.67 $)
2.85 C$
(2.07 $)
     +24.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.73 C$
(3.43 $)
5.13 C$
(3.73 $)
     +8.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.13 C$
(5.18 $)
8.03 C$
(5.83 $)
     +12.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.54 C$
(5.47 $)
7.60 C$
(5.51 $)
     +0.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.93 C$
(6.48 $)
10.03 C$
(7.28 $)
     +12.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.60 C$
(1.89 $)
3.33 C$
(2.41 $)
     +27.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 C$
(0.64 $)
1.05 C$
(0.76 $)
     +18.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.35 C$
(1.71 $)
2.82 C$
(2.04 $)
     +19.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.59 C$
(1.88 $)
3.07 C$
(2.23 $)
     +18.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.62 C$
(1.18 $)
1.89 C$
(1.37 $)
     +16.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 C$
(1.18 $)
1.90 C$
(1.38 $)
     +16.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.54 C$
(2.57 $)
2.97 C$
(2.15 $)
     -16.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 C$
(1.78 $)
3.01 C$
(2.19 $)
     +23.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(13.07 $)
20.66 C$
(15.00 $)
     +14.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.07 C$
(2.96 $)
2.43 C$
(1.77 $)
     -40.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.38 C$
(3.18 $)
4.89 C$
(3.55 $)
     +11.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.00 C$
(13.79 $)
13.77 C$
(10.00 $)
     -27.5 %
Transportation
Canada Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$
(2.54 $)
3.44 C$
(2.50 $)
     -1.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 104.90 C$
(76.16 $)
99.18 C$
(72.00 $)
     -5.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 C$
(3.27 $)
5.17 C$
(3.75 $)
     +14.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 C$
(2.45 $)
3.86 C$
(2.80 $)
     +14.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 39.00 C$
(28.31 $)
41.32 C$
(30.00 $)
     +6.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.03 C$
(4.38 $)
5.03 C$
(3.65 $)
     -16.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$
(24,667.32 $)
45,455.85 C$
(33,000.00 $)
     +33.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,757.06 C$
(20,151.04 $)
35,919.09 C$
(26,076.51 $)
     +29.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Canada Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 215.67 C$
(156.57 $)
284.24 C$
(206.35 $)
     +31.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.50 C$
(47.55 $)
72.02 C$
(52.29 $)
     +10.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.97 C$
(62.41 $)
97.96 C$
(71.12 $)
     +13.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Canada Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.27 C$
(42.30 $)
66.39 C$
(48.19 $)
     +13.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.75 C$
(19.42 $)
31.42 C$
(22.81 $)
     +17.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.82 C$
(11.48 $)
19.28 C$
(14.00 $)
     +21.9 %
Childcare
Canada Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,121.12 C$
(813.91 $)
1,899.23 C$
(1,378.80 $)
     +69.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,982.06 C$
(13,054.60 $)
31,644.11 C$
(22,972.96 $)
     +76.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Canada Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.87 C$
(57.98 $)
72.34 C$
(52.52 $)
     -9.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.48 C$
(41.00 $)
60.18 C$
(43.69 $)
     +6.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 121.28 C$
(88.05 $)
122.54 C$
(88.96 $)
     +1.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150.52 C$
(109.27 $)
159.00 C$
(115.43 $)
     +5.6 %
Rent Per Month
Canada Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,909.33 C$
(1,386.13 $)
2,441.51 C$
(1,772.48 $)
     +27.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,729.75 C$
(1,255.76 $)
2,008.56 C$
(1,458.17 $)
     +16.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,111.90 C$
(2,259.17 $)
4,091.72 C$
(2,970.50 $)
     +31.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,635.23 C$
(1,913.12 $)
3,322.64 C$
(2,412.17 $)
     +26.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Canada Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 923.51 C$
(670.45 $)
463.39 C$
(336.41 $)
     -49.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 644.03 C$
(467.56 $)
365.47 C$
(265.32 $)
     -43.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Canada Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,906.99 C$
(2,836.39 $)
6,300.60 C$
(4,574.11 $)
     +61.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.04 6.56      -6.8 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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