Australia vs Canada - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Canada
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$1832
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$4256
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$1065
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$1824
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$513
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$3381
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$43258
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
8.85
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
81.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
74
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
82.1%
🎓 Higher education
98
99
😀 Quality of life
92
82
🏙️ Population
24.5M
37M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 6% more expensive than in Canada ($1832). Australia ranked 10th vs 14th for Canada in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Australia compared to 1.8 months in Canada. Ranked 2nd and 7th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Canada

We calculate prices for Australia and Canada as a population-weighted mean of 64 and 153 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Australia Canada
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$62.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$9.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$5.11
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$1.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$1053
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$885
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$1892
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$1564
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$88.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$58
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
5.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$5829
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$4449
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$2.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$82.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$16.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$2.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$2.22
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.73
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$3.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$12.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$3.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$3.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$3.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$2.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$2.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.11
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$2.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$9.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$39.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$76
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$16
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$53.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$84.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$864
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$13499

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Canada

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2294
4.84M
Melbourne
$1968
4.53M
Brisbane
$2056
2.36M
Perth
$1873
2.14M
Adelaide
$1654
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1776
638K
Canberra
$1792
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1808
353K
Newcastle
$1798
153K
Hobart
$1648
222K
Darwin
$1610
137K
Geelong
$1708
191K
Wollongong
$1554
262K
Townsville
$1224
179K
Launceston
$1477
106K
Toowoomba
$1462
136K
Cairns
$1400
147K
Ipswich
$1612
163K
Bendigo
$1610
95.6K
Blacktown
$1581
51K
Ballarat
$1740
98.5K
Rockhampton
$1390
78.6K
Orange
$1661
41.2K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1466
71.1K
Wagga Wagga
$1386
67.4K
Gladstone
$1603
45.1K
Tarneit
$1570
56.4K
Hervey Bay
$1658
54.7K
Pakenham
$1631
54.1K

In Canada

City Cost of living Population
Toronto
$2286
2.73M
Calgary
$1881
1.24M
Montreal
$1727
1.76M
Edmonton
$1692
933K
Ottawa
$1867
934K
Brampton
$1957
594K
Vancouver
$2298
631K
Mississauga
$2225
722K
Quebec City
$1249
549K
Surrey
$1950
518K
Winnipeg
$1582
705K
Hamilton
$1926
537K
Halifax
$1926
403K
Laval
$1389
438K
London
$1712
384K
Longueuil
$1411
254K
Markham
$2466
329K
Vaughan
$2378
306K
Oshawa
$1649
159K
Saskatoon
$1513
246K
Burnaby
$2209
233K
Greater Sudbury
$1446
162K
Richmond
$1869
198K
Kitchener
$1693
233K
Richmond Hill
$2166
195K
Regina
$1502
215K
Burlington
$2146
183K
Gatineau
$1490
291K
Oakville
$2191
194K
Windsor
$1812
217K