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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1554
$3551
🛋️ Without rent
$675
$2121
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$879
$1430
🍽️ Food
$450
$1174
🚐 Transport
$115
$299
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2454
💸 GDP per capita
$46233
🏙️ Population
37.9M

The cost of living in Canada is $1554, which is 2.11 times more expensive than the world average. Canada ranked 21st out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 9th best country to live in.

The average salary after taxes in Canada is $2454, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months.

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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in Toronto, you will need $689 a month in Montreal - the cost of living in Toronto is 1.45 times higher than in Montreal.

Prices in Canada

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

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$48.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.87
☕ Cappuccino
$3.12
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.61

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.06
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.25
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.8

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$75.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.86

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$901
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$721
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1494
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$72.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.62%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4252
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3187

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$76
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$758
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10166

Cities by population

States ranked from the most expensive to the cheapest ones

RankStateCost of living
1Northwest Territories
$2017
2Ontario
$1723
3British Columbia
$1659
4Alberta
$1509
5Nova Scotia
$1459
6Manitoba
$1410
7Yukon
$1407
8Newfoundland and Labrador
$1368
9Saskatchewan
$1367
10Prince Edward Island
$1316
11Quebec
$1290
12New Brunswick
$1275