Cost of Living in Thunder Bay

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1568
$3563
🛋️ Without rent
$624
$2011
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$943
$1552
🍽️ Food
$454
$1180
🚐 Transport
$57.1
$153
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3242
😀 Quality of life
63
🏙️ Population
108K

The average cost of living in Thunder Bay is $1568, which is in the top 27% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2497th out of 9294 in our global list, 113th out of 153 in Canada, and 35th out of 43 in Ontario.

The median after-tax salary is $3242, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 4534th (TOP 49%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 122nd best city to live in Canada, and 36th most liveable city in Ontario. With an estimated population of 108K, Thunder Bay is the 47th largest city in Canada.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Thunder Bay Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 6.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1170 Lakehead University
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Prices in Thunder Bay

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.91
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$40
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.22
 Cappuccino
$3.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.72
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$762
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$724
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1224
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$216
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$71.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9216
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3820
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.28
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$13.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$67
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$773
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12102

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