Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Canada Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Canada are 7.1% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Canada are 11.5% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Canada are 19.6% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Canada are 7.1% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Canada are 5.1% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Canada is 27.7% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Canada Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(27.02 C$)
18.51 $
(25.00 C$)
     -7.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(101.31 C$)
74.03 $
(100.00 C$)
     -1.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 $
(14.18 C$)
10.36 $
(14.00 C$)
     -1.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(8.11 C$)
5.92 $
(8.00 C$)
     -1.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9.46 C$)
5.92 $
(8.00 C$)
     -15.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.08 $
(6.86 C$)
3.72 $
(5.03 C$)
     -26.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 $
(3.33 C$)
2.13 $
(2.87 C$)
     -13.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 $
(2.75 C$)
1.73 $
(2.34 C$)
     -15.0 %
Markets
United States Edit Canada Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 $
(5.42 C$)
8.10 $
(10.95 C$)
     +102.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $
(4.36 C$)
2.39 $
(3.22 C$)
     -26.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $
(2.78 C$)
1.71 $
(2.31 C$)
     -16.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 $
(5.04 C$)
3.47 $
(4.69 C$)
     -7.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.83 $
(7.88 C$)
5.25 $
(7.09 C$)
     -10.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.51 $
(7.44 C$)
5.55 $
(7.49 C$)
     +0.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.23 $
(9.77 C$)
6.49 $
(8.76 C$)
     -10.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 $
(3.26 C$)
1.93 $
(2.61 C$)
     -19.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(1.03 C$)
0.65 $
(0.88 C$)
     -14.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $
(2.75 C$)
1.73 $
(2.34 C$)
     -15.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.22 $
(3.01 C$)
1.91 $
(2.58 C$)
     -14.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(1.85 C$)
1.19 $
(1.61 C$)
     -12.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $
(1.86 C$)
1.21 $
(1.64 C$)
     -11.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(2.91 C$)
2.64 $
(3.56 C$)
     +22.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $
(2.94 C$)
1.80 $
(2.43 C$)
     -17.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(20.26 C$)
13.32 $
(18.00 C$)
     -11.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.74 $
(2.36 C$)
3.01 $
(4.07 C$)
     +72.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 $
(4.76 C$)
3.23 $
(4.36 C$)
     -8.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(13.51 C$)
13.89 $
(18.77 C$)
     +38.9 %
Transportation
United States Edit Canada Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(3.38 C$)
2.59 $
(3.50 C$)
     +3.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(97.26 C$)
77.65 $
(104.90 C$)
     +7.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $
(5.07 C$)
3.33 $
(4.50 C$)
     -11.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(3.78 C$)
2.49 $
(3.36 C$)
     -11.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(40.53 C$)
28.87 $
(39.00 C$)
     -3.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $
(4.94 C$)
4.45 $
(6.01 C$)
     +21.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $
(44,578.05 C$)
25,153.05 $
(33,978.00 C$)
     -23.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,030.17 $
(35,162.85 C$)
20,509.74 $
(27,705.58 C$)
     -21.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Canada Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.50 $
(277.60 C$)
158.95 $
(214.72 C$)
     -22.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.86 $
(68.71 C$)
48.51 $
(65.53 C$)
     -4.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.82 $
(95.66 C$)
64.04 $
(86.51 C$)
     -9.6 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Canada Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.97 $
(64.81 C$)
42.81 $
(57.82 C$)
     -10.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.73 $
(30.71 C$)
19.59 $
(26.46 C$)
     -13.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(18.91 C$)
11.10 $
(15.00 C$)
     -20.7 %
Childcare
United States Edit Canada Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,379.17 $
(1,863.05 C$)
822.50 $
(1,111.08 C$)
     -40.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,279.70 $
(31,447.38 C$)
13,630.70 $
(18,413.03 C$)
     -41.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Canada Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.29 $
(70.64 C$)
59.10 $
(79.83 C$)
     +13.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.56 $
(58.85 C$)
41.72 $
(56.36 C$)
     -4.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.34 $
(119.34 C$)
88.93 $
(120.13 C$)
     +0.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.29 $
(154.38 C$)
111.82 $
(151.06 C$)
     -2.2 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Canada Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,772.97 $
(2,395.02 C$)
1,422.16 $
(1,921.12 C$)
     -19.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,451.93 $
(1,961.34 C$)
1,281.92 $
(1,731.68 C$)
     -11.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,965.86 $
(4,006.43 C$)
2,280.89 $
(3,081.14 C$)
     -23.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,404.35 $
(3,247.91 C$)
1,927.40 $
(2,603.63 C$)
     -19.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Canada Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 319.54 $
(431.65 C$)
693.97 $
(937.45 C$)
     +117.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 256.40 $
(346.35 C$)
486.15 $
(656.72 C$)
     +89.6 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Canada Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,538.02 $
(6,130.18 C$)
2,900.95 $
(3,918.74 C$)
     -36.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.56 7.00      +6.7 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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