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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 7.28% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 26.04% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 C$ 50.00-84.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 C$ 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 4.50-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.50 C$ 5.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.79 C$ 3.00-4.95
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.95 C$ 1.50-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.67 C$ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.04 C$ 4.99-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 1.81-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 C$ 1.04-2.72
Eggs (12) 3.34 C$ 2.80-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.29 C$ 3.63-8.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.92 C$ 4.08-8.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.36 C$ 4.45-9.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 C$ 1.29-2.49
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$ 0.66-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.70 C$ 1.13-2.49
Tomato (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 1.00-2.47
Potato (1 lb) 1.16 C$ 0.60-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.11 C$ 0.68-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.23 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 C$ 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 C$ 2.00-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.88 C$ 2.00-4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 C$ 10.00-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 2.65-3.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.00 C$ 79.00-124.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.25-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.90 C$ 2.41-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.00 C$ 26.22-40.48
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.98 C$ 3.56-4.39
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,819.00 C$ 19,995.00-26,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,437.51 C$ 17,800.00-25,002.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.88 C$ 78.93-236.11
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 C$ 0.20-0.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.90 C$ 45.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.17 C$ 35.00-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.09 C$ 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.99 C$ 11.00-15.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.67 C$ 40.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.06 C$ 30.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.43 C$ 80.00-125.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.91 C$ 86.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,134.88 C$ 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 896.90 C$ 700.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,884.84 C$ 1,300.00-2,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,491.55 C$ 1,100.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 407.08 C$ 232.26-649.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 286.71 C$ 185.80-450.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,906.38 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.88 2.50-3.50

Prices in Canada

These data are based on 48009 entries in the past 18 months from 5698 different contributors.
Last update: January, 2017
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
St. John's, NL 82.89 22.19 53.82 90.48 78.20 90.26
Waterloo 79.17 28.76 55.04 78.05 67.00 125.33
Saskatoon 77.87 28.04 54.01 80.09 71.01 95.30
Halifax 76.93 28.52 53.75 80.49 73.58 94.36
Red Deer 75.84 26.15 52.05 72.57 70.50 107.94
Calgary 74.66 34.83 55.59 72.96 70.27 117.26
Victoria 73.70 33.72 54.56 77.72 66.63 118.27
Mississauga 72.55 34.24 54.21 68.30 70.37 94.74
Vancouver 72.45 46.63 60.09 76.26 65.91 92.02
Barrie 72.14 25.55 49.83 71.53 61.80 126.75
Edmonton 72.14 29.87 51.90 70.52 66.75 114.89
London 71.95 24.23 49.10 73.34 63.49 104.21
Regina 71.85 27.22 50.48 73.74 64.01 109.75
Windsor 70.82 21.01 46.97 63.72 60.31 116.90
Montreal 70.11 25.36 48.69 73.36 62.74 103.88
Winnipeg 70.00 26.03 48.95 68.54 66.50 91.23
Toronto 69.94 40.79 55.98 65.12 66.50 116.55
Kingston 68.52 27.03 48.65 68.95 62.82 95.93
Ottawa 68.13 30.89 50.30 61.87 72.72 126.54
Quebec City 67.73 18.60 44.21 69.26 61.63 113.59
Moncton 67.31 18.46 43.92 66.66 60.73 103.60
Kelowna 67.21 32.25 50.47 69.07 64.70 102.38
Surrey 66.85 29.32 48.88 67.13 62.67 81.25
Guelph 65.34 27.34 47.14 60.15 61.96 110.31
Kitchener 61.94 25.40 44.44 55.15 61.59 123.70
Hamilton 61.03 24.38 43.48 55.75 58.05 130.86
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