Cost of living in Canada

Map of Cost of Living in Canada


This map shows only the top cities in Canada. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Canada (for cities with available data)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 193
2 Toronto 189
3 Calgary 184
4 Vancouver 182
5 Kitchener-Waterloo 178
6 Edmonton 169
7 Ottawa 162
8 Halifax 160
9 Montreal 154
10 Quebec City 150
11 Winnipeg 148

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