Cost of Living in Winnipeg

Summary of cost of living in Winnipeg, Canada:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.00 C$ 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 50.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$ 11.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 5.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.66 C$ 3.00-9.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 C$ 2.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 C$ 1.90-3.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.27 C$ 4.99-14.35
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 C$ 1.54-6.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.16 C$ 0.91-3.93
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.05 C$ 3.00-4.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.94 C$ 3.30-15.42
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.66 C$ 3.63-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.14 C$ 5.44-11.29
Apples (1 lb) 2.39 C$ 1.36-4.39
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 C$ 0.45-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.33 C$ 1.13-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 2.41 C$ 1.36-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.58 C$ 0.60-3.17
Onion (1 lb) 1.50 C$ 0.87-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 3.30 C$ 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.65 C$ 1.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 12.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.98 C$ 2.50-5.68
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.45 C$ 3.00-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.50 C$ 16.80-25.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.15 C$ 3.05-3.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 106.00 C$ 95.00-110.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.85 C$ 3.75-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.57 C$ 2.57-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.30 C$ 31.20-38.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.99 C$ 5.64-6.66
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 C$ 30,000.00-36,382.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,103.98 C$ 24,935.79-35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 235.19 C$ 107.37-411.72
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56.25 C$ 45.00-85.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.37 C$ 65.00-122.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.47 C$ 10.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.17 C$ 15.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 12.00-20.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 738.60 C$ 400.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,470.67 C$ 15,412.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.25 C$ 30.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.33 C$ 25.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 112.10 C$ 69.99-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.80 C$ 80.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,265.91 C$ 1,000.00-1,700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,294.17 C$ 1,100.00-1,550.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,022.50 C$ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,927.37 C$ 1,700.00-2,300.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 371.61 C$ 297.29-4,999.96
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 353.03 C$ 306.58-418.06
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,170.26 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.87 4.50-8.75

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Last update: September 2023
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10 Comments so far
abel acuna on Sep 22, 2023:
I am looking to move to this city, but my salary will be 26.5 per hour (CAD), I have a wife and my daughter (1 year), and money be enough to get a good life?
Anonymous on Jul 03, 2023:
Winnipeg is seeing foreign ((BC) landlord think our average rent is 2500 and he The largest landlord in Winnipeg is trying to put through this increases. As he is a month to month renter who negotiates with both Governments he may get away with this crap. I sent them your data and a piece of my mind . They suddenly became very friendly when i mentioned a rent boycott. Too bad I am sending your data to all the residents.
No we are not Vancouver and no the rent here is not 2500 with 1100 discount. As a senior on a mostly fixed income I am aware of the least expensive shopping places (walmart, etc ) they have an up to date grocery app with their prices. Others such as Sobeys econo store and Superstore ( Loblaws) have them as well and on occasion have better prices Raisin Bread for example. My income as are many manitobans net of Charity giving so my taxes are nominal .
kiran on Feb 20, 2023:
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Just my $0.02 on Oct 21, 2021:
The cost of living is low and Winnipeggers are good folks, however, it is not a nice city...long harsh winters and lots of crime. Downtown looks like an episode of The Walking Dead (drunk aggressive people and people on meth stumbling around).
Marianne Cerilli on Oct 02, 2020:
I am trying to show the increase in the cost of living from 2015 to 2017 to 2020. Looking for a chart.
Maureen on Sep 08, 2020:
I moved back to Winnipeg 20 years later and am having a hard time. Live by myself and it takes almost half of my take home pay to pay my rent... that is almost 50% net and I make 60,000+/ year... we are to have 25-30% .. nothing fancy.. why should I only be able to afford a room? On over $60,000/yr... rent & taxes are draining everyone? Why are they so high when they "oh you make good money".... i would if government would leave me more to work with... can't ever have credit card due to rent is 45% of net pay...
Ronald David Mukisa on Aug 25, 2020:
I will joining the community there in the near future after the COVID storm settles
Jimmy on Jul 11, 2020:
is it worth moving to Winnipeg area from Toronto area?
Pegger on Jan 19, 2020:
High poverty, homelessness, chronic unemployment and crime fueled by slum landlords getting wealthy from their evil crazy high rents. High taxes and fees and tickets for just about everything. Real estate prices have skyrocketed just like all major cities in Canada, while wages have not kept up by far. Most slum landlords and house flippers are Real Estate agents/brokers here in Winnipeg....maybe that is true most places.