Canada vs Iran - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Iran
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$723
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$1849
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$357
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$769
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$237
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$35.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$2422
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
4.53
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
25
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
12%
🎓 Higher education
99
80
😀 Quality of life
82
44
🏙️ Population
37M
80M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 153% more expensive than in Iran ($723). Canada ranked 14th vs 117th for Iran 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 0.5 months in Iran. Ranked 7th and 116th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Iran

We calculate prices for Canada and Iran as a population-weighted mean of 153 and 102 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 Iran
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$5.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$33.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.82
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$436
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$993
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$638
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$25
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$38.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
20.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$2252
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$1269
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$17.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$3.37
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$3.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$1.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$5.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$4.35
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$1.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.87
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$1.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$0.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$1.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$0.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$2.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$4.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$3.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$2.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$27.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$3.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$31.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$8.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$54.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$134
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$119
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$1191

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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 Iran

City Cost of living Population
Tehran
$839
8.69M
Tabriz
$1049
1.56M
Mashhad
$668
3M
Hamadan
$943
554K
Shiraz
$724
1.57M
Isfahan
$605
1.96M
Kermanshah
$627
946K
Karaj
$688
1.59M
Ahvaz
$490
1.18M
Qazvin
$1104
403K
Qom
$993
1.2M
Ardabil
$842
529K
Bandar Abbas
$675
527K
Rasht
$915
680K
Sari
$529
347K
Eslamshahr
$588
448K
Kerman
$680
538K
Babol
$424
250K
Zanjan
$516
433K
Kashan
$600
433K
Abadan
$630
231K
Sanandaj
$755
413K
Arak
$567
521K
Khorramabad
$639
373K
Yazd
$809
530K
Urmia
$449
736K
Gorgan
$591
312K
Shahriar
$669
310K
Qods
$668
310K
Malard
$670
281K