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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 9.46% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 27.21% 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 64.00 C$ 50.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 C$ 8.00-10.83
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) 3.81 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.96 C$ 1.25-2.65
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.68 C$ 1.00-2.33
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.77 C$ 4.54-12.30
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 C$ 1.81-3.40
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 C$ 0.91-3.18
Eggs (12) 3.30 C$ 2.50-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.25 C$ 3.18-9.07
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.79 C$ 3.63-8.62
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.22 C$ 3.99-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.76 C$ 1.10-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 C$ 0.57-1.20
Oranges (1 lb) 1.70 C$ 1.00-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.65 C$ 0.99-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 C$ 0.50-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 C$ 0.58-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 C$ 1.25-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.52 C$ 2.00-3.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.97 C$ 2.00-4.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 C$ 10.00-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 2.60-3.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.00 C$ 78.00-125.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 3.25-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.96 C$ 2.41-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.00 C$ 26.22-41.87
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.09 C$ 3.63-4.62
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) 21,524.64 C$ 17,000.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.61 C$ 68.62-261.41
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 C$ 0.18-0.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.40 C$ 40.00-85.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.42 C$ 30.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.84 C$ 9.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.99 C$ 11.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,037.02 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 ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.38 C$ 40.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.14 C$ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.31 C$ 75.00-125.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.02 C$ 80.00-175.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,125.28 C$ 775.00-1,650.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 900.31 C$ 640.00-1,275.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,853.79 C$ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,489.85 C$ 1,000.00-2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 412.95 C$ 209.96-799.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 292.84 C$ 176.51-520.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,949.32 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.87 2.44-3.50

Prices in Canada

These data are based on 49159 entries in the past 18 months from 5773 different contributors.
Last update: May 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 80.23 20.79 51.09 87.55 78.17 87.17
Saskatoon 77.59 26.86 52.72 82.34 69.55 86.99
Halifax 77.29 26.09 52.19 81.23 79.76 83.70
Red Deer 76.06 24.35 50.71 72.35 75.81 96.71
Waterloo 75.83 27.75 52.26 75.86 66.96 113.13
Lethbridge, AB 75.05 22.68 49.37 74.41 58.98 105.42
Oshawa 72.47 25.64 49.52 76.64 74.09 68.24
Calgary 72.17 31.38 52.17 70.42 70.14 120.13
Victoria 71.63 32.72 52.56 76.14 67.26 105.65
Edmonton 70.79 27.87 49.75 69.17 65.97 104.43
Vancouver 70.12 46.21 58.40 73.58 66.30 84.70
Barrie 69.77 24.16 47.41 70.61 63.16 112.77
Mississauga 69.17 32.75 51.32 67.50 62.66 93.45
Kelowna 68.96 30.70 50.20 72.65 65.83 99.85
Toronto 68.76 39.82 54.57 64.18 67.48 108.37
Nanaimo, BC 67.84 22.06 45.40 74.55 55.94 97.14
Regina 67.64 25.62 47.04 69.55 61.80 103.90
Kingston 67.27 25.84 46.96 69.05 62.17 87.80
Winnipeg 67.17 22.89 45.46 66.48 64.52 91.81
London 67.15 22.94 45.48 66.21 64.48 99.36
Montreal 67.14 23.74 45.87 70.19 63.81 101.25
Ottawa 66.95 29.75 48.71 61.35 72.46 113.31
Windsor 66.85 19.10 43.44 60.25 58.87 111.79
Quebec City 66.84 16.79 42.30 69.19 61.66 108.97
Fredericton 66.44 17.77 42.58 65.68 67.35 88.86
Surrey 65.82 27.70 47.13 66.64 62.36 78.70
Moncton 64.76 17.04 41.37 64.68 60.94 97.18
Guelph 63.10 26.13 44.98 57.99 63.76 105.99
Kitchener 60.43 24.52 42.83 55.11 59.15 116.35
Hamilton 59.57 23.28 41.78 52.61 59.16 115.33
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