Cost of Living in Halifax

Summary about cost of living in Halifax, Canada:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 10.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 C$ 70.00-140.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 5.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 5.15-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.65 C$ 2.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 C$ 2.00-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.31 C$ 2.00-5.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.85 C$ 5.49-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.66 C$ 1.81-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.47 C$ 1.29-4.08
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.54 C$ 3.00-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.09 C$ 3.63-13.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.83 C$ 4.54-10.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.88 C$ 4.08-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 2.33 C$ 1.36-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 1.00 C$ 0.77-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 C$ 1.36-4.60
Tomato (1 lb) 2.49 C$ 1.36-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 0.59-3.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.50 C$ 0.91-2.50
Lettuce (1 head) 3.47 C$ 2.29-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 C$ 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 15.00-27.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.79 C$ 2.30-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.26 C$ 2.50-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 C$ 16.00-20.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$ 2.48-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 82.50 C$ 80.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$ 3.20-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.90 C$ 2.74-7.89
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.35 C$ 26.80-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.48 C$ 6.32-7.91
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,000.00 C$ 25,600.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,310.35 C$ 24,000.00-31,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204.22 C$ 92.00-487.96
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 C$ 0.06-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 103.35 C$ 80.00-140.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.06 C$ 34.33-82.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.60 C$ 0.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 13.00-17.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 732.22 C$ 380.00-916.67
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 C$
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 91.42 C$ 35.00-130.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.86 C$ 40.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 115.69 C$ 85.00-175.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.42 C$ 85.00-250.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,600.17 C$ 1,400.00-1,900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,305.17 C$ 1,100.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,578.33 C$ 2,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,988.26 C$ 1,750.00-2,300.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 471.89 C$ 278.71-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 263.22 C$ 232.26-278.71
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,227.96 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.41 2.20-8.75

Prices in Halifax

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Last update: August 2022
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13 Comments so far
Anonymous on Mar 24, 2022:
The grocery prices are outdated. Food is way more expensive than listed above.
Bilal on Nov 15, 2021:
Hi.. I just got an offer for 30cad per hour in Halifax, NS. We are a family of 3 and will be relocated if I accept.
Is it logical to opt for this offer?
AMOUNGUS on May 31, 2021:
If I can spin this fidget spinner, on this xbox controller for FIVE SECOND you guys have to smash the like button!!!!
ByeByeHalifax on May 08, 2021:
Used to live here for five years. No jobs, everything is under communist government and getting job there is almost impossible. People are absolute haters and hate immigrants in their guts. Racism is quite common in Halifax and especially with Canada sinking into more totalitarian Trudeau regime halgonians are becoming more and more racist. I deeply regret my initial step to immigrate to Halifax, but fixed this stupidity with moving to Calgary. For the ones who are planning to settle in Halifax, be ready to hear racist and fascist jokes like: “Everyone knows that immigrants cannot work” or “We know that in Eastern Europe you are all communists”. Not worth even a day staying in this place.
Anonymous on Jun 02, 2020:
Halifax is one of the best places to live in Canada. Quality of life is way better than in New Brunswick,PEI,or NFLD. Cost of living is higher than other parts of the maritimes but thats okay because at least people have good jobs and there are cheap neighborhoods in the surrounding areas like Dartmouth,Fall River,Bedford if you want budget apartments. If you are a person that is looking to move to Halifax or surrounding areas that has a good quality of life, a moderate cost of living, and likes to live near the ocean this is deferentially the place to be.
Anonymous on May 27, 2020:
Halifax is the fastest growing city in Canada, thats why its hard to find an apt, people know its the best place to live in Canada with lots of jobs even in a pandemic.
Anonymous on May 27, 2020:
NB has no money, no jobs , poor education, lousy government and the people are not good. NS is the best!
Anonymous on May 27, 2020:
I am from Halifax but I have been living in NB, I can't wait to move back home. I have been here long enough to say that Halifax is dedinitely one of the top places to live with good government, money,education and good people. If you live there, you are lucky!
Chatt on May 22, 2020:
For new immigrant, would you suggest NS or NB? How badly is NS economy and employment affected by Covid-19?
Renee on Mar 24, 2020:
This is a place I have always wanted to visit. I went to Iceland for vacation and was appalled by the amount of racism I experienced as a black female. I was just a tourist - there spending my money for a week and they acted as if I was moving into the house next door. Are there black people in NS? If so, are they welcome and equal?
ss on Oct 16, 2019:
Not to complain but as a overall general opinion. As a millennial trying to adult in this economy. Not only is the cost of living increasing but also the cost to just live in general is hard and expensive. We have kind of been set up to fail in the sense of always going to be paying back into debt or living in a rental unit that is not affordable. The cost of education alone is high, and in order to get a good paying job you need to spend a few years in school to start. Plus work to pay bills and afford to eat while attending school. With the low minimum wadge and high living cost in Nova Scotia, us millennial and the generation up coming will never be able to be on our feet and not be so stressed and worried; because we will always being paying back into student loans and not making enough money to support our selves.
Stop complaining Mike on Oct 16, 2018:
Mike you seem kind of abrasive, chill out. Buy a house. Git gud. Damn straight you need to listen to my words #Mike. Get riggedy rekt son
My name on Oct 16, 2018:
Well, the recent prices in the downtown Halifax area have been through the damn roof. Plz fix.