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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 1.22% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 20.46% 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) 9.20 C$ 8.00-11.00
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) 3.88 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.02 C$ 1.40-2.99
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.70 C$ 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.03 C$ 4.55-13.21
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.51 C$ 1.81-3.62
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.78 C$ 0.91-2.83
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.28 C$ 2.50-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.34 C$ 3.18-9.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.76 C$ 3.63-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.15 C$ 3.86-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.74 C$ 1.02-2.62
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 C$ 0.57-1.13
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 C$ 1.00-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.64 C$ 0.99-2.50
Potato (1 lb) 1.09 C$ 0.50-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 C$ 0.57-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.21 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 C$ 1.19-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.63 C$ 2.00-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.16 C$ 2.00-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 13.00 C$ 11.00-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 2.65-3.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.25 C$ 78.00-126.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.25-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.91 C$ 2.41-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.86 C$ 27.00-43.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.25 C$ 3.79-4.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$ 20,000.00-27,800.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,606.60 C$ 17,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.18 C$ 70.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 C$ 0.20-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.99 C$ 48.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.32 C$ 30.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.52 C$ 3.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$ 11.50-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 983.29 C$ 600.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,981.01 C$ 14,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.57 C$ 40.00-89.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.77 C$ 29.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.66 C$ 75.00-129.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 124.05 C$ 80.00-175.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,164.40 C$ 795.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 931.52 C$ 650.00-1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,880.23 C$ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,511.63 C$ 1,000.00-2,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 422.21 C$ 204.38-849.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 300.68 C$ 176.51-557.41
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,172.44 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.93 2.50-3.90

Prices in Canada

These data are based on 48657 entries in the past 18 months from 5887 different contributors.
Last update: January 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

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
St. John's, NL 81.62 22.27 52.96 85.81 79.18 98.20
Thunder Bay 81.42 25.96 54.64 77.24 74.11 84.99
Halifax 81.31 29.17 56.13 86.57 76.98 98.60
Saskatoon 80.25 29.43 55.71 81.92 71.05 99.98
Barrie 78.66 27.77 54.08 79.32 76.42 127.74
Brampton 77.37 28.74 53.89 83.05 63.81 103.89
Calgary 76.29 31.50 54.66 72.92 74.68 144.86
Red Deer 75.63 25.27 51.31 69.39 73.70 136.75
Edmonton 75.56 31.32 54.20 73.77 73.15 132.04
Vancouver 75.27 52.99 64.51 78.03 70.54 97.88
Victoria 75.12 39.61 57.97 78.61 70.08 112.23
Toronto 74.88 46.49 61.17 70.20 71.07 107.29
Kelowna 74.27 34.52 55.07 77.03 68.43 109.90
Burlington 74.06 34.18 54.80 68.23 82.01 136.98
Regina 72.63 29.16 51.64 72.86 65.84 110.42
Guelph 72.43 28.59 51.26 68.40 79.53 114.58
Waterloo 72.41 29.66 51.77 69.89 69.72 120.16
Mississauga 71.96 36.31 54.74 68.01 66.69 106.90
Windsor 71.51 21.18 47.21 62.98 66.70 119.03
Nanaimo, BC 71.39 25.35 49.15 77.51 63.43 99.29
Moncton 71.30 18.45 45.78 70.45 66.52 88.19
Winnipeg 70.80 24.63 48.51 68.95 66.87 115.96
Quebec City 70.43 17.80 45.01 70.54 64.98 118.88
Ottawa 69.63 31.74 51.33 63.72 71.31 143.07
Montreal 69.27 26.47 48.60 69.18 66.72 117.51
London 68.91 24.26 47.34 65.53 65.71 106.05
Gatineau 68.70 19.54 44.96 69.51 64.22 142.71
Surrey 66.92 33.04 50.56 64.79 61.17 93.91
Hamilton 65.00 27.46 46.87 60.86 65.38 122.49
Kitchener 63.43 27.22 45.95 58.46 59.48 124.32
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