Cost of Living in Winnipeg

Summary about cost of living in Winnipeg, Canada:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$ 50.00-105.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.75 C$ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 3.50-7.96
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.75 C$ 6.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.67 C$ 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 C$ 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 C$ 1.50-3.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.95 C$ 4.60-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.57 C$ 1.54-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.92 C$ 0.91-4.31
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.85 C$ 2.99-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.48 C$ 2.72-15.42
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.34 C$ 3.40-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.77 C$ 4.54-10.47
Apples (1 lb) 2.21 C$ 1.33-3.63
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 C$ 0.54-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.22 C$ 0.91-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 2.43 C$ 1.00-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.64 C$ 0.45-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 C$ 0.45-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 3.25 C$ 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.58 C$ 1.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 12.00-22.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.49 C$ 2.14-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 C$ 3.00-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 16.80-25.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 C$ 3.05-3.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 104.00 C$ 79.00-110.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.83 C$ 3.75-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.57 C$ 2.57-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.30 C$ 31.20-31.80
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.99 C$ 5.87-7.84
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,548.72 C$ 26,025.00-31,495.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,098.19 C$ 23,976.55-35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 209.20 C$ 100.00-411.72
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 C$ 0.15-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 86.04 C$ 60.00-122.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.42 C$ 15.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.17 C$ 15.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 11.00-30.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 698.44 C$ 500.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,729.33 C$ 4,776.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.41 C$ 30.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.33 C$ 20.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.68 C$ 69.99-160.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.08 C$ 75.00-225.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,145.38 C$ 900.00-1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,169.31 C$ 930.00-1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,911.67 C$ 1,400.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,786.90 C$ 1,500.00-2,250.00
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) 2,971.05 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.15 2.00-8.75

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Last update: March 2023
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13 Comments so far
kiran on Feb 20, 2023:
cost of living, quality of life, enhance my knowledge
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.
Kevin S on Aug 26, 2019:
Winnipeg and Manitoba as whole is a great place to live and has improved tremendously over the last 10 years. The new airport,stadium,Jets New highrise apartments,hotels being built downtown. We have hot summers great beaches & cottage areas that are affordable. Southwest Manitoba is beautiful in the summer Pembina Valley area has grown rapidly. Almost 20,000 in Morden /Winkler. Lots of jobs. Available there.
Kevin S on Aug 26, 2019:
Some of your prices are too high. For food. There is a variety of grocery stores here,that are very competitive. 2 litres of pop is often $1.00 or 10lbs bag of potatoes $4.99
GMC on Jul 04, 2019:
I have lived in Winnipeg for over 50 years and have travelled extensively to the USA, South America and Europe, as well as all provinces of Canada. This city has many attractions and a very vibrant music and arts communities. You can attend a professional sport game in soccer , footbal, baseball and hockey. You can dine at some amazing restaurants and i could go on and on!!!
Baby Whale on Jun 28, 2019:
I'm living in Winnipeg for a couple of years now and can confirm what Hopkin said is a very realistic portrait of life here. The city does not have a lot of attractions and could be considered boring compared to other places in Canada...on the other hand if you are into lakes, peace and quiet you can find a nice spot for yourself and your family. If you are looking for a place to live here, I would advise to avoid North end and West end due to a lot of sketchy people you can meet on the street, especially during the night.
Anonymous on May 09, 2019:
What dose it cost in total no one got time to add here