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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 5.73% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 23.40% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 C$ 50.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 8.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 5.00-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 5.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.97 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.05 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.71 C$ 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.39 C$ 4.73-13.44
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.53 C$ 1.81-3.62
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.76 C$ 0.91-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.29 C$ 2.50-4.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.34 C$ 3.18-9.07
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.83 C$ 3.78-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.29 C$ 3.99-9.58
Apples (1 lb) 1.76 C$ 1.08-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 0.54-1.26
Oranges (1 lb) 1.72 C$ 1.00-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.67 C$ 0.91-2.65
Potato (1 lb) 1.12 C$ 0.45-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.11 C$ 0.54-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.24 C$ 1.49-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 C$ 1.20-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.83 C$ 1.95-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.49 C$ 2.00-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 C$ 11.00-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 2.63-3.40
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 94.50 C$ 80.00-130.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.25-4.85
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.96 C$ 2.41-4.39
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$ 27.31-47.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.75 C$ 4.09-5.40
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 C$ 20,000.00-29,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,524.36 C$ 17,800.00-27,500.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.48 C$ 70.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 C$ 0.15-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.84 C$ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.99 C$ 30.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.97 C$ 0.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$ 12.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 951.61 C$ 526.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,556.75 C$ 10,000.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.41 C$ 40.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.21 C$ 30.00-65.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.69 C$ 75.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 123.84 C$ 80.00-180.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,232.80 C$ 800.00-1,900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 982.01 C$ 700.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,000.18 C$ 1,250.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,596.10 C$ 1,050.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 496.85 C$ 232.26-999.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 334.27 C$ 185.80-699.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,113.77 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.25 2.59-4.50

Prices in Canada

These data are based on 54904 entries in the past 18 months from 6706 different contributors.
Last update: August 2018
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
Saskatoon 74.58 25.54 51.25 72.82 67.58 102.46
Burlington 74.55 32.16 54.39 66.97 73.88 104.51
Barrie 74.06 28.63 52.45 66.82 83.27 103.69
Toronto 74.01 44.79 60.11 69.69 70.69 95.66
St. John's, NL 73.83 21.89 49.12 70.33 80.76 90.99
Halifax 71.19 27.15 50.24 73.12 60.70 96.97
Vancouver 70.17 48.75 59.98 67.47 67.34 93.29
Calgary 69.18 29.96 50.52 62.07 70.87 137.66
Brampton 69.01 28.35 49.67 69.96 58.29 98.96
Regina 68.79 27.96 49.37 68.09 59.38 110.30
Kelowna 67.39 32.95 51.01 64.25 62.81 103.46
Red Deer 67.16 23.45 46.37 55.69 65.61 137.77
Edmonton 66.80 29.09 48.86 62.51 65.50 129.63
Kingston 66.77 28.22 48.43 66.51 60.67 109.68
Victoria 66.68 37.38 52.75 66.34 60.18 102.22
Coquitlam 66.67 36.61 52.37 64.36 60.13 115.22
Oshawa 66.46 27.14 47.75 56.69 68.22 116.30
Nanaimo, BC 66.29 24.36 46.34 69.32 58.26 95.97
Quebec City 65.84 15.97 42.12 65.15 59.90 136.94
Mississauga 65.29 35.44 51.09 59.27 59.73 114.04
Montreal 64.92 24.98 45.92 63.47 61.12 108.04
Burnaby 64.57 39.99 52.87 59.37 57.61 142.25
Moncton 64.47 17.98 42.35 58.31 60.86 106.83
Winnipeg 63.75 23.62 44.66 58.75 59.89 111.68
Windsor 63.64 21.96 43.81 52.06 68.08 109.66
Ottawa 63.46 29.83 47.46 55.82 62.76 145.99
Hamilton 61.88 26.06 44.84 56.03 61.94 127.31
Surrey 60.12 30.32 45.94 54.46 57.31 90.91
Abbotsford 60.04 24.49 43.13 55.04 59.17 108.06
Kitchener 59.01 25.27 42.96 51.79 58.47 125.27
London 58.83 22.76 41.67 48.68 59.73 117.54
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