Cost of Living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2095
$4701
🛋️ Without rent
$779
$2463
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1316
$2238
🍽️ Food
$596
$1554
🚐 Transport
$54.4
$144
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2616
😀 Quality of life
72
🏙️ Population
89.2K

The average cost of living in Dartmouth is $2095, which is in the top 17% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1590th out of 9294 in our global list, 36th out of 153 in Canada, and 2nd out of 3 in Nova Scotia.

The median after-tax salary is $2616, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months. Ranked 1688th (TOP 18%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 69th best city to live in Canada, and 2nd most liveable city in Nova Scotia. With an estimated population of 89.2K, Dartmouth is the 59th largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport 24 km Halifax / Stanfield International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 4.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 222 Dalhousie University
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Prices in Dartmouth

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$72.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.56
 Cappuccino
$3.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1267
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1089
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2281
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1910
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$180
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$74.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6886
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4093
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.08
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$62.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.66
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.56
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.63
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$14.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$72.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$14
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$829
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14030

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