Cost of Living in Yellowknife | Northwest Territories

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2017
$3983
🛋️ Without rent
$685
$2120
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1332
$1863
🍽️ Food
$514
$1331
🚐 Transport
$49.2
$133
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2746
🏙️ Population
19.6k

The average cost of living in Yellowknife is $2017, which is in the top 4% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 313th out of 9294 in our global list, 3rd out of 153 in Canada, and 1st out of 1 in the Northwest Territories.

The median after-tax salary is $2746, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months. Ranked 5601st (TOP 61%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 145th best city to live in Canada, and 1st most liveable city in Northwest Territories. With an estimated population of 19.6k, Yellowknife is the 150th largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport3 kmYellowknife Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent4.9 µg/m³
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Prices in Yellowknife

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.83
☕ Cappuccino
$4
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.46

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1175
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1069
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1648
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1494
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$183
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$279
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.68%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2815
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3053

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.11
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.99

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$19.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.06
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.31

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$62
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.22
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$63.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$800
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7401