Canada vs New Zealand - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada New Zealand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$1669
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$3920
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$929
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$1653
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$482
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$145
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$2904
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$41441
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
9.01
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
82.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
88
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
97.8%
🎓 Higher education
99
91
😀 Quality of life
82
79
🏙️ Population
37M
5.11M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 10% more expensive than in New Zealand ($1669). Canada ranked 14th vs 19th for New Zealand 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 New Zealand. Ranked 7th and 16th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs New Zealand

We calculate prices for Canada and New Zealand as a population-weighted mean of 153 and 31 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 New Zealand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$13.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$8.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$5.9
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$3.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$2.2
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$930
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$760
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$1672
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$1423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$84.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$51.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
4.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$5251
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$3956
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$2.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$95.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$1.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$1.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$4.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$8.63
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$8.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$2.58
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$2.88
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$3.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$1.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.7
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$2.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$9.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$3.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$2.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$2.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$40.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$15.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$68.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$94.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$721
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$10668

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs New Zealand

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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 New Zealand

City Cost of living Population
Auckland
$2043
1.47M
Wellington
$1893
419K
Manukau
$1320
376K
Christchurch
$1643
383K
Waitakere
$1361
208K
Hamilton
$1461
177K
Tauranga
$1561
135K
Lower Hutt
$1455
103K
Palmerston North
$1242
81.5K
Napier
$1209
66.3K
Dunedin
$1223
106K
New Plymouth
$1342
57.6K
Invercargill
$1191
50.2K
Hibiscus Coast
$1386
59.8K
Nelson
$1468
49.3K
Hastings
$1011
49K
Rotorua
$1276
58.5K
Porirua
$920
59.6K
Whangarei
$1401
54.4K
Upper Hutt
$1378
44.3K
Gisborne
$1544
37K
Whanganui
$1504
42.2K
Paraparaumu
$1388
30.1K
Timaru
$1867
28.7K
Pukekohe
$1234
26.5K
Blenheim
$1384
28.2K
Taupo
$1410
25.4K
Queenstown
$1793
16K
Masterton
$1248
21.4K
Wanaka
$1135
8.9K