Canada vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$868
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$2161
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$416
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$754
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$60.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$805
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$10127
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
6.23
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
71.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
29
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
11.8%
🎓 Higher education
99
85
😀 Quality of life
82
52
🏙️ Population
37M
147M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 111% more expensive than in Russia ($868). Canada ranked 14th vs 85th for Russia 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 0.9 months in Russia. Ranked 7th and 81st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Russia

We calculate prices for Canada and Russia as a population-weighted mean of 153 and 122 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 Russia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$8.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$5.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$2.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$1.1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$306
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$894
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$572
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$71.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$8.43
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
10.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$3247
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$2070
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$26.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$5.54
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$1.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$5.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$9.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$1.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$2.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$0.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$2.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$38.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$23.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$367
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$6764

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs Russia

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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 Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1337
12.7M
Saint Petersburg
$1164
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$797
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$883
1.6M
Krasnoyarsk
$775
1.08M
Nizhny Novgorod
$864
1.26M
Kazan
$853
1.24M
Samara
$747
1.17M
Perm
$699
1.05M
Ufa
$709
1.12M
Voronezh
$667
1.05M
Rostov-on-Don
$806
1.13M
Tomsk
$583
573K
Chelyabinsk
$564
1.2M
Omsk
$621
1.18M
Tyumen
$779
745K
Krasnodar
$723
881K
Volgograd
$676
1.02M
Vladivostok
$998
607K
Saratov
$686
845K
Surgut
$849
361K
Khabarovsk
$929
616K
Balashikha
$807
451K
Sterlitamak
$852
280K
Tolyatti
$677
686K
Irkutsk
$719
624K
Sochi
$959
412K
Yaroslavl
$573
608K
Izhevsk
$595
646K
Yakutsk
$944
312K