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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 7.25% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 26.77% 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$ 50.00-85.00
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) 3.76 C$ 3.00-4.55
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.95 C$ 1.50-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.66 C$ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.03 C$ 4.92-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 1.81-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 C$ 1.11-2.72
Eggs (12) 3.36 C$ 2.85-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.35 C$ 3.63-8.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.99 C$ 4.08-8.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.40 C$ 4.54-9.05
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 C$ 1.30-2.49
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 C$ 0.66-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.71 C$ 1.13-2.49
Tomato (1 lb) 1.71 C$ 1.00-2.49
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) 2.20 C$ 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.79 C$ 2.00-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.17 C$ 2.00-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 C$ 10.00-15.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 2.75-3.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.00 C$ 80.00-125.00
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) 32.22 C$ 26.80-41.87
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.97 C$ 3.52-4.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,500.00 C$ 19,195.00-26,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,510.15 C$ 17,800.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 136.48 C$ 75.00-226.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.32 C$ 0.20-0.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.15 C$ 45.00-77.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.45 C$ 35.00-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.31 C$ 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$ 11.00-15.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.42 C$ 40.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.60 C$ 30.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.97 C$ 80.00-125.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.94 C$ 89.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,149.64 C$ 850.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 901.71 C$ 700.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,907.58 C$ 1,350.00-2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,498.60 C$ 1,100.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 416.47 C$ 232.26-650.32
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 293.40 C$ 185.80-464.51
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,878.13 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.88 2.50-3.50

Prices in Canada

These data are based on 51218 entries in the past 18 months from 6044 different contributors.
Last update: December, 2016 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
Fort McMurray 83.85 57.00 71.04 89.25 75.35 132.00
St. John's, NL 81.13 22.20 53.02 87.20 77.73 93.77
Waterloo 76.51 28.25 53.49 74.55 66.38 129.17
Saskatoon 74.99 27.58 52.38 76.12 66.74 98.80
Halifax 74.82 27.11 52.06 76.94 72.70 93.84
Red Deer 74.53 25.71 51.24 69.73 70.36 101.11
Calgary 73.79 35.15 55.36 70.61 72.83 126.32
Oshawa 73.40 26.75 51.15 74.63 72.97 78.13
Edmonton 72.69 29.52 52.10 70.22 68.42 112.54
Victoria 71.63 32.48 52.96 74.72 63.79 118.88
Windsor 70.97 20.22 46.76 61.65 61.13 114.64
Vancouver 70.70 46.02 58.93 73.31 66.03 93.71
Mississauga 70.18 34.45 53.14 66.08 62.28 91.66
Regina 70.12 27.29 49.69 70.87 63.43 119.45
Montreal 69.91 24.99 48.49 72.56 62.78 105.50
London 69.59 23.51 47.61 69.69 62.60 112.51
Toronto 69.35 40.06 55.38 63.93 66.97 115.53
Burlington 69.34 31.32 51.21 65.31 69.71 133.12
Barrie 69.02 24.81 47.94 67.70 60.69 123.34
Winnipeg 68.81 25.22 48.02 66.44 64.73 94.88
Quebec City 67.13 18.03 43.71 68.31 61.70 111.95
Ottawa 66.98 29.82 49.25 61.39 71.64 123.57
Moncton 65.46 17.88 42.77 63.74 60.17 106.58
Kingston 65.05 26.37 46.60 62.64 62.24 106.74
Surrey 65.01 29.39 48.02 64.02 61.98 75.77
Kelowna 64.37 30.60 48.26 65.69 63.75 107.26
Guelph 63.52 26.78 45.99 57.47 61.36 102.97
Kitchener 61.00 24.45 43.56 53.59 63.10 128.71
Hamilton 59.16 23.48 42.14 53.56 58.05 135.25
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