Australia vs Canada - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaCanada
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$1701
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$3908
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$965
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$1586
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$491
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$125
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$2973
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$43242
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
8.66
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
82
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
77
🏙️ Population
24.5M
37.9M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 14% more expensive than in Canada ($1701). Australia ranked 11th vs 21st 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 1.9 months in Australia compared to 1.7 months in Canada. Ranked 9th and 6th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Canada

AustraliaCanada
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$12.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$53.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$8.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$5.11
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$3.49
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$985
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$789
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$1643
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$1346
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$81.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$55
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
2.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$4804
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$3706
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$2.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$82.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$16.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$2.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$2.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$2.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$3.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$3.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$2.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$2.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.9
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$2.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$11.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$9.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$4.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$2.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$2.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$38.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$69.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$15.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$51.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$83.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$841
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$11705

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Canada

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sydney
$2352
4.84M
Melbourne
$1953
4.53M
Brisbane
$1968
2.36M
Perth
$1789
2.04M
Adelaide
$1624
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1848
638K
Canberra
$1929
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1743
297K
Wollongong
$1626
262K
Hobart
$1786
222K
Newcastle
$1701
153K
Geelong
$1679
191K
Darwin
$1735
137K
Rockhampton
$1261
78.6K
Townsville
$1281
179K
Toowoomba
$1312
136K
Cairns
$1570
147K
Ipswich
$1818
163K
Ballarat
$1704
98.5K
Launceston
$1358
106K
Bendigo
$1479
95.6K
Wagga Wagga
$1551
67.4K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1390
71.1K
Hervey Bay
$1702
54.7K
Kellyville
$2044
28K
Berwick
$1634
47.7K
South Yarra
$2332
25.1K
Kalgoorlie
$1606
30.8K
Pakenham
$1628
46.4K

In Canada

CityCost of livingPopulation
Toronto
$2194
2.73M
Montreal
$1592
1.83M
Calgary
$1682
1.24M
Ottawa
$1806
934K
Edmonton
$1661
933K
Mississauga
$2059
722K
Vancouver
$2022
631K
Winnipeg
$1538
705K
Surrey
$1889
518K
Brampton
$1944
594K
Quebec City
$1244
550K
Hamilton
$1731
537K
London
$1563
384K
Markham
$2141
329K
Halifax
$1620
403K
Laval
$1337
442K
Vaughan
$2133
306K
Burlington
$2076
176K
Gatineau
$1368
290K
Saskatoon
$1599
246K
Burnaby
$1930
233K
Longueuil
$1258
252K
Regina
$1450
215K
Kitchener
$1535
233K
Richmond Hill
$1993
195K
Oakville
$2212
183K
Barrie
$1456
197K
Sherbrooke
$1015
171K
Oshawa
$1441
159K
Coquitlam
$1890
139K