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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 6.59% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 27.19% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 12.00-22.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 C$ 50.00-85.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 8.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 5.80-8.50
Cappuccino (regular) 4.06 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 C$ 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.64 C$ 4.88-15.10
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.51 C$ 1.81-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.75 C$ 0.91-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.27 C$ 2.49-4.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.63 C$ 3.18-10.89
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.93 C$ 3.97-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.48 C$ 4.00-9.99
Apples (1 lb) 1.78 C$ 1.00-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 C$ 0.50-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.78 C$ 0.99-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.75 C$ 1.00-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 C$ 0.45-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 C$ 0.54-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.34 C$ 1.50-3.49
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 C$ 1.15-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 C$ 1.65-3.64
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.26 C$ 2.00-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$ 12.00-16.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 2.50-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 94.25 C$ 75.00-124.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.25-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.98 C$ 2.41-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 C$ 27.00-45.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.69 C$ 3.90-5.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$ 20,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,036.12 C$ 18,400.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.70 C$ 75.00-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 C$ 0.15-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.80 C$ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.42 C$ 25.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.80 C$ 0.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$ 12.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 937.92 C$ 500.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,022.80 C$ 8,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.54 C$ 40.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.68 C$ 29.99-67.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.63 C$ 70.00-130.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 124.08 C$ 80.00-180.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,221.81 C$ 800.00-1,900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 989.14 C$ 700.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,974.45 C$ 1,300.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,595.89 C$ 1,100.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 533.45 C$ 250.00-999.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 361.49 C$ 185.80-789.67
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,209.57 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 2.90-5.00

Prices in Canada

These data are based on 56870 entries in the past 18 months from 7254 different contributors.
Last update: April 2019
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
Toronto 80.06 47.86 64.52 80.23 74.56 86.71
Saskatoon 71.88 23.47 48.52 73.16 62.08 99.30
Saint John's 70.51 20.65 46.45 66.75 69.89 93.86
Calgary 68.59 29.36 49.66 62.53 69.08 127.96
Edmonton 68.59 28.24 49.12 65.09 67.00 122.54
Halifax 68.06 25.39 47.47 70.75 57.91 93.27
Vancouver 67.77 47.82 58.14 65.78 66.10 95.84
Victoria 67.03 36.05 52.08 68.12 59.64 94.14
Ottawa 66.75 29.17 48.61 60.96 67.07 132.25
Red Deer 66.70 22.71 45.47 59.34 62.93 126.20
Regina 66.33 28.00 47.83 65.99 59.07 103.73
Kelowna 65.61 32.28 49.53 61.95 62.16 102.53
Mississauga 65.53 36.53 51.54 60.31 58.06 118.36
Montreal 63.79 24.72 44.94 64.19 58.35 106.41
Quebec City 62.42 15.22 39.64 60.97 57.51 128.63
Winnipeg 60.93 23.22 42.73 55.68 57.53 103.55
Hamilton 59.48 24.85 42.77 54.93 58.09 121.00
Kitchener 59.05 24.67 42.46 52.35 58.76 113.86
London 56.57 23.05 40.39 47.75 58.10 113.32
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