Canada vs Philippines - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Philippines
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$587
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$1512
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$287
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$588
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$208
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$34.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$302
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$3299
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
6.83
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
71.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
33
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
58.2%
🎓 Higher education
99
59
😀 Quality of life
82
47
🏙️ Population
37M
109M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 212% more expensive than in the Philippines ($587). Canada ranked 14th vs 146th for the Philippines 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 the Philippines. Ranked 7th and 106th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs the Philippines

We calculate prices for Canada and the Philippines as a population-weighted mean of 153 and 86 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 Philippines
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$3.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$18.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$2.89
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$1.28
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$2.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$299
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$162
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$745
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$386
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$59.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$91.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$38.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
7.57%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$1953
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$1082
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$13.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$3.33
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$1.61
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$0.9
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$1.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$5.75
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$3.81
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$6.39
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$2.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$2.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$1.25
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$1.63
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$6.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$1.06
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$2.27
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$3.58
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$2.85
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$35.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$4.58
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$11.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$3.51
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$36.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$69.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$196
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$5849

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs the Philippines

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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 the Philippines

City Cost of living Population
Quezon
$728
2.96M
Manila
$755
1.85M
Davao
$598
1.78M
Taguig
$824
887K
Caloocan
$522
1.66M
Pasig
$809
803K
Palawan
$536
940K
Makati
$860
630K
Las Pinas
$550
606K
Antipolo
$618
887K
Cebu
$685
964K
La Union
$572
822K
Muntinlupa
$602
543K
Marikina
$443
456K
General Trias
$568
451K
Cagayan de Oro
$541
728K
Santa Rosa
$743
415K
Zamboanga
$540
977K
Paranaque
$569
690K
Bacoor
$537
665K
San Jose del Monte
$508
652K
General Santos
$469
697K
Valenzuela
$473
715K
Pasay
$744
441K
Lapu-Lapu
$639
498K
Dasmarinas
$441
703K
Binan
$507
407K
Imus
$584
497K
Calamba
$471
540K
Angeles
$637
463K