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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 2.29% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 22.52% 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 64.00 C$ 50.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 C$ 8.00-11.00
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) 3.83 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.99 C$ 1.30-2.75
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.70 C$ 1.00-2.45
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.92 C$ 4.54-13.17
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 C$ 1.81-3.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 C$ 0.91-3.06
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.27 C$ 2.50-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.28 C$ 3.18-9.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.76 C$ 3.63-8.62
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.17 C$ 3.90-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.77 C$ 1.08-2.69
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 C$ 0.57-1.18
Oranges (1 lb) 1.70 C$ 1.00-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.65 C$ 0.99-2.50
Potato (1 lb) 1.10 C$ 0.50-1.99
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 C$ 0.57-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.22 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 C$ 1.11-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 C$ 2.00-3.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.03 C$ 2.00-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.50 C$ 10.25-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 2.50-3.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.00 C$ 77.00-125.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.25-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.95 C$ 2.41-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.30 C$ 26.80-42.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.09 C$ 3.63-4.58
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$ 20,000.00-27,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,507.63 C$ 17,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.71 C$ 70.00-260.40
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 C$ 0.20-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.81 C$ 44.79-87.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.55 C$ 30.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.79 C$ 7.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.99 C$ 11.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,012.10 C$ 650.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 C$ 16,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.32 C$ 40.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.40 C$ 29.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.57 C$ 75.00-125.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.58 C$ 80.00-170.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,124.17 C$ 750.00-1,690.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 901.67 C$ 625.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,834.51 C$ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,477.00 C$ 1,000.00-2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 410.17 C$ 209.96-799.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 293.39 C$ 177.00-550.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,986.70 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.86 2.45-3.50

Prices in Canada

These data are based on 49556 entries in the past 18 months from 5893 different contributors.
Last update: August 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

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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 86.30 22.79 55.33 94.68 82.37 81.36
Saskatoon 85.49 29.52 58.20 92.70 72.56 81.83
Halifax 84.46 30.05 57.93 93.20 78.12 76.85
Brampton 82.51 29.04 56.44 90.47 63.99 96.51
Red Deer 82.01 26.79 55.09 79.67 79.37 90.59
Barrie 81.79 28.44 55.78 83.84 76.54 91.12
Waterloo 81.24 30.02 56.27 82.48 70.10 107.79
Victoria 79.02 37.68 58.86 86.73 70.96 98.24
Calgary 79.00 32.80 56.47 78.89 73.63 118.35
Edmonton 77.72 30.67 54.78 79.14 70.62 93.42
Vancouver 76.12 52.62 64.66 81.34 69.07 80.89
Fredericton 76.02 19.80 48.61 78.54 71.24 89.45
Regina 75.91 27.95 52.52 80.23 67.52 96.17
Toronto 75.19 44.93 60.44 71.28 70.81 99.61
Nanaimo, BC 75.18 24.54 50.49 82.93 65.80 81.84
Gatineau 75.07 19.46 47.96 82.60 66.41 94.64
Kelowna 75.02 34.54 55.28 80.35 68.63 96.23
Mississauga 74.93 36.21 56.05 73.17 66.14 90.33
London 73.90 25.43 50.27 74.24 67.33 89.98
Winnipeg 73.76 25.52 50.24 74.60 68.05 92.57
Ottawa 73.58 32.60 53.60 71.01 74.38 107.93
Quebec City 73.47 18.48 46.66 77.53 65.71 99.42
Windsor 73.33 21.13 47.88 68.09 63.51 102.87
Guelph 73.22 29.55 51.93 72.29 69.32 97.02
Kingston 72.88 29.54 51.75 74.36 64.00 84.28
Moncton 71.98 18.98 46.14 73.19 64.86 89.61
Montreal 71.68 25.92 49.37 75.30 66.52 98.10
Surrey 71.10 30.95 51.52 73.17 64.61 73.57
Hamilton 67.31 27.31 47.81 61.35 65.87 104.76
Kitchener 66.26 27.05 47.14 62.49 61.43 114.06
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