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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada is 5.81% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Canada is 26.10% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.65 C$ 13.00-22.00
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$ 5.75-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.12 C$ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 C$ 1.00-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.87 C$ 4.92-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.58 C$ 1.81-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.84 C$ 0.91-3.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 C$ 2.50-4.75
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.72 C$ 3.18-11.34
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.01 C$ 3.78-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.69 C$ 4.00-10.89
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 C$ 0.99-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 C$ 0.50-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 C$ 0.99-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.77 C$ 1.00-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.23 C$ 0.45-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 C$ 0.57-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 C$ 1.50-3.97
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.26 C$ 1.25-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 13.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.65 C$ 1.75-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.36 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) 95.00 C$ 75.00-125.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.30-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.03 C$ 2.41-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 C$ 27.31-45.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.74 C$ 4.05-5.45
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$ 20,995.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,307.45 C$ 18,884.00-28,577.70
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.19 C$ 75.00-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$ 0.15-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.72 C$ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.30 C$ 25.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.07 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 944.38 C$ 500.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,066.58 C$ 8,000.00-21,300.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.95 C$ 40.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.55 C$ 29.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.56 C$ 70.00-129.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 123.21 C$ 80.00-180.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,247.27 C$ 850.00-1,950.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,014.97 C$ 700.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,017.88 C$ 1,300.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,640.05 C$ 1,100.00-2,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 561.98 C$ 250.00-1,021.92
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 376.88 C$ 195.09-799.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,219.74 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.73 3.00-4.50

Prices in Canada

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Last update: August 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
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Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
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Local Purchasing Power Index
Toronto 81.85 47.96 65.36 80.94 76.86 81.37
Vancouver 73.05 49.18 61.44 73.12 70.93 88.97
Victoria 71.39 36.53 54.42 73.20 64.55 90.74
Calgary 70.10 28.67 49.94 64.33 69.77 137.52
Halifax 69.47 27.14 48.87 72.31 60.23 85.13
Edmonton 69.20 28.03 49.16 63.38 70.83 120.01
Ottawa 67.37 30.12 49.24 60.49 68.03 125.91
Kelowna 66.94 32.44 50.15 62.76 62.31 97.57
Montreal 65.80 26.01 46.44 66.34 61.13 106.35
Winnipeg 60.77 23.05 42.42 53.99 59.79 104.81
London 58.93 24.53 42.18 49.84 61.38 107.76
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