Canada vs France - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada France
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$1363
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$3344
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$708
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$1318
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$90.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$2346
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$39037
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
8.34
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
71
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
35.2%
🎓 Higher education
99
87
😀 Quality of life
82
74
🏙️ Population
37M
67.1M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 34% more expensive than in France ($1363). Canada ranked 14th vs 29th for France in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Canada compared to 1.7 months in France. Ranked 7th and 26th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs France

We calculate prices for Canada and France as a population-weighted mean of 153 and 151 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.

Canada France
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$52.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$9.27
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$5.58
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$2.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$699
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$557
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$1385
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$1086
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$92.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$30.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
1.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$5659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$4292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$1.72
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$51.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$17.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$1.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$3.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$14.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$17.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$2.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$2.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$1.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$2.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$7.56
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$7.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$3.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$17.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$81.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$88.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$653
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$9101

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs France

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K