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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 2.85% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 22.79% 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) 9.00 C$ 8.00-11.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 4.98-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.50 C$ 5.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.85 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.00 C$ 1.40-2.75
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.70 C$ 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.93 C$ 4.54-13.10
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 C$ 1.81-3.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 C$ 0.91-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.27 C$ 2.50-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.29 C$ 3.18-9.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.79 C$ 3.63-9.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.12 C$ 3.90-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.76 C$ 1.08-2.69
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 C$ 0.57-1.13
Oranges (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 1.00-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.63 C$ 0.99-2.49
Potato (1 lb) 1.07 C$ 0.49-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 C$ 0.57-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 C$ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 C$ 2.00-3.99
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.07 C$ 2.00-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.75 C$ 10.50-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 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) 2.91 C$ 2.41-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.40 C$ 27.00-42.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.13 C$ 3.67-4.73
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) 21,614.36 C$ 17,250.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.58 C$ 70.00-258.70
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) 64.46 C$ 45.00-90.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.61 C$ 30.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.31 C$ 0.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$ 11.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 977.91 C$ 600.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 C$ 15,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.51 C$ 40.00-85.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.27 C$ 26.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.48 C$ 75.00-126.27
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.32 C$ 80.00-170.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,129.10 C$ 750.00-1,700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 904.71 C$ 625.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,826.65 C$ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,475.36 C$ 1,000.00-2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 398.12 C$ 201.88-799.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 287.70 C$ 176.51-550.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,012.33 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.88 2.49-3.74

Prices in Canada

These data are based on 48824 entries in the past 18 months from 5840 different contributors.
Last update: October 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 83.35 22.53 53.95 88.57 80.18 80.99
Saskatoon 81.58 29.24 56.28 85.39 71.18 83.57
Halifax 81.06 29.31 56.05 87.17 74.28 81.30
Thunder Bay 81.00 25.04 53.95 79.39 72.37 72.09
Brampton 79.32 28.63 54.82 85.97 62.28 100.48
Barrie 79.31 27.82 54.43 80.92 74.49 90.65
Red Deer 78.11 26.36 53.10 74.98 72.10 99.44
Calgary 76.47 31.57 54.77 74.89 71.65 117.64
Victoria 75.63 38.87 57.87 80.69 68.85 96.86
Edmonton 75.47 30.83 53.90 75.40 67.46 100.12
Kelowna 75.26 34.24 55.43 78.51 67.34 96.29
Waterloo 75.18 29.36 53.03 75.74 67.90 111.63
Toronto 74.07 45.59 60.31 69.36 69.14 96.45
Vancouver 73.37 52.64 63.35 76.79 67.63 83.98
Gatineau 73.13 19.70 47.31 80.04 61.51 101.74
Regina 72.81 27.77 51.04 74.17 65.76 94.59
Mississauga 72.68 35.69 54.80 70.01 64.42 91.41
Nanaimo, BC 72.47 24.56 49.31 78.77 64.46 78.37
Winnipeg 71.42 25.35 49.16 70.66 65.44 93.53
Windsor 71.41 21.03 47.06 64.78 63.91 102.07
Moncton 71.34 19.11 46.10 69.50 65.14 82.53
Ottawa 71.13 32.06 52.25 67.20 71.61 110.38
Quebec City 71.07 18.15 45.49 72.88 64.09 98.51
Kingston 71.02 29.18 50.80 71.07 62.29 83.81
London 70.85 24.89 48.64 68.83 65.52 87.41
Montreal 69.12 26.23 48.39 69.96 65.34 100.85
Surrey 68.49 31.69 50.71 68.77 59.54 72.97
Hamilton 66.13 27.46 47.44 60.58 64.26 98.75
Kitchener 64.47 26.86 46.30 59.72 59.79 109.51
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