Canada vs India - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada India
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$416
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$1027
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$165
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$317
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$164
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$45.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$620
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$1928
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
6.39
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
69.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
40
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
10.6%
🎓 Higher education
99
73
😀 Quality of life
82
51
🏙️ Population
37M
1.33B

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 340% more expensive than in India ($416). Canada ranked 14th vs 190th for India 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 1.5 months in India. Ranked 7th and 85th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs India

We calculate prices for Canada and India as a population-weighted mean of 153 and 220 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 India
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$2.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$14.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$3.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$2.21
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$181
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$116
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$400
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$234
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$26.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$40.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$9.72
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
8.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$1696
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$822
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$10.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$2.63
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$0.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$0.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$5.41
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$3.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$5.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$0.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$1.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$0.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$0.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$0.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.24
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$1.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$3.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$1.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$0.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$18.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$3.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$11.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$2.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$29.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$45.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$64.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$1660

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs India

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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 India

City Cost of living Population
Bangalore
$480
11.3M
Delhi
$486
26.5M
Mumbai
$632
15.4M
Pune
$446
5.95M
Chennai
$425
10.3M
Hyderabad
$477
9.31M
Ahmedabad
$468
7.65M
Jaipur
$359
3.07M
Kolkata
$370
4.5M
Nagpur
$408
2.41M
Surat
$426
5.94M
Visakhapatnam
$492
2.04M
Bhagalpur
$284
3.04M
Mysore
$345
3M
Lucknow
$361
3.38M
Kanpur
$441
2.77M
Mirzapur
$381
2.5M
Kalyan
$353
1.25M
Gurgaon
$493
877K
Madurai
$361
1.56M
Navi Mumbai
$466
1.12M
Ghaziabad
$402
2.38M
Thane
$454
1.89M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Raipur
$351
1.01M
Ludhiana
$391
1.62M
Indore
$340
1.99M
Allahabad
$540
1.54M
Noida
$457
637K
Bilaspur
$301
1.63M