Canada vs Poland - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Poland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$814
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$1866
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$468
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$783
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$226
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$44.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$899
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$15742
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
7.96
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
76.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
56
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
37.1%
🎓 Higher education
99
83
😀 Quality of life
82
66
🏙️ Population
37M
38.4M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 125% more expensive than in Poland ($814). Canada ranked 14th vs 99th for Poland 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 1.1 months in Poland. Ranked 7th and 42nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Poland

We calculate prices for Canada and Poland as a population-weighted mean of 153 and 79 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 Poland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$5.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$2.14
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$2.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$405
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$333
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$693
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$583
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$11.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
5.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$2845
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$2061
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$23
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$6.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$0.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$2.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$5.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$8.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$0.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$1.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$2.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$0.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$5.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$3.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$4.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$2.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$1.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$24.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$5.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$30
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$8.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$64.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$61.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$239
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$5917

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs Poland

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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 Poland

City Cost of living Population
Warsaw
$1046
1.79M
Krakow
$855
767K
Wroclaw
$902
639K
Lodz
$837
690K
Poznan
$873
534K
Gdansk
$950
464K
Szczecin
$864
404K
Bydgoszcz
$957
347K
Lublin
$818
340K
Katowice
$840
276K
Bialystok
$732
298K
Gdynia
$867
248K
Radom
$744
220K
Czestochowa
$717
223K
Torun
$660
201K
Gliwice
$754
178K
Sosnowiec
$709
200K
Rzeszow
$680
183K
Kielce
$615
192K
Rybnik
$738
141K
Bytom
$769
172K
Olsztyn
$637
174K
Tychy
$709
128K
Opole
$734
128K
Zabrze
$729
174K
Ruda Slaska
$723
139K
Dabrowa Gornicza
$713
123K
Zielona Gora
$707
141K
Bielsko-Biala
$725
173K
Gorzow Wielkopolski
$709
123K