Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 3.90% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Canada is, on average, 22.51% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 C$ 10.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 C$ 50.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.20 C$ 9.99-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 4.00-8.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 C$ 6.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.24 C$ 2.35-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.84 C$ 1.25-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.47 C$ 4.70-17.03
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.62 C$ 1.68-4.49
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.71 C$ 0.90-3.63
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.47 C$ 2.00-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.71 C$ 2.72-16.78
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.99 C$ 2.72-9.37
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.88 C$ 3.62-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.89 C$ 0.75-2.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 0.41-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 C$ 0.90-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 1.92 C$ 0.90-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.32 C$ 0.43-2.49
Onion (1 lb) 1.20 C$ 0.45-2.26
Lettuce (1 head) 2.56 C$ 1.33-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 C$ 1.00-3.98
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 12.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.14 C$ 1.97-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.74 C$ 2.00-6.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 12.32-18.75
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 2.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 C$ 70.00-154.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 C$ 3.30-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$ 2.66-5.63
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 C$ 30.00-55.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.24 C$ 2.91-5.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,600.00 C$ 22,570.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,251.85 C$ 21,000.00-28,500.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.69 C$ 84.66-301.07
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.36 C$ 0.10-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.62 C$ 58.14-115.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.29 C$ 20.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.06 C$ 4.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 C$ 12.00-18.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 969.15 C$ 598.57-1,722.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,136.32 C$ 6,500.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.25 C$ 34.99-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.36 C$ 25.00-79.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.25 C$ 65.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 126.84 C$ 75.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,318.74 C$ 813.24-2,151.53
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,089.57 C$ 650.00-1,778.34
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,134.87 C$ 1,325.88-3,687.19
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,778.93 C$ 1,011.75-2,855.26
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 538.79 C$ 247.08-1,099.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 374.05 C$ 200.00-859.17
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,256.40 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.53 2.29-4.50

Prices in Canada

This country had 48899 entries in the past 12 months by 5934 different contributors.
Last update: December 2020
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Canada

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Kingston 75.90 27.61 52.53 83.77 59.02 70.29
Burnaby 75.14 43.85 60.00 74.75 70.34 85.43
Vancouver 75.07 49.62 62.75 77.64 69.76 95.15
Red Deer 74.76 22.29 49.37 71.13 67.03 102.01
Toronto 74.65 49.54 62.50 68.10 74.40 87.12
Saint John's 74.56 21.09 48.68 74.03 67.55 59.26
Halifax 74.20 31.62 53.59 80.39 61.86 82.21
Fredericton 74.00 21.85 48.76 74.93 67.81 79.48
Surrey 73.92 39.00 57.02 80.84 61.20 87.56
Victoria 73.89 39.90 57.44 78.97 65.52 83.71
Calgary 72.66 29.45 51.75 68.20 69.08 111.75
Edmonton 71.95 26.50 49.95 68.03 69.59 99.23
Guelph 71.49 31.02 51.91 65.37 74.47 83.74
Mississauga 70.97 43.33 57.59 67.53 59.14 88.82
Winnipeg 70.85 24.64 48.48 70.19 61.23 93.57
Regina 70.72 27.14 49.63 72.24 62.84 91.92
Brampton 70.61 37.74 54.70 66.00 57.79 82.96
Ottawa 70.57 37.18 54.41 65.47 70.63 91.13
Saskatoon 70.19 24.83 48.24 66.41 61.58 92.68
Nanaimo, BC 69.91 29.65 50.42 70.77 65.56 60.63
Markham 68.17 41.36 55.19 60.51 63.20 101.57
North Vancouver 68.14 50.91 59.80 68.24 65.52 124.29
Montreal 67.58 28.66 48.74 70.30 60.35 84.58
Hamilton 67.31 29.89 49.20 65.40 59.56 81.01
Quebec City 66.64 18.54 43.36 69.47 57.21 93.23
Coquitlam 66.05 42.70 54.75 66.49 55.51 76.29
Kelowna 65.63 34.36 50.49 61.31 61.78 88.14
Kitchener 65.53 29.45 48.07 60.58 65.61 78.35
London 65.11 28.97 47.62 60.90 62.15 99.85
Windsor 64.20 24.36 44.91 58.59 65.05 76.94
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