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 stablished, 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.

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) in Oshawa costs C$5.50 (1 day ago)
  • Capuccino in expat area of the city in Oshawa costs C$3.75 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Oshawa costs C$19 (1 day ago)
  • Taxi fare per kilometer (per 0.6 miles / 1,100 yds.), weekday at noon in Oshawa costs C$1.89 (1 day ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Oshawa costs C$3.75 (1 day ago)
  • 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas in Oshawa costs C$0.93 (1 day ago)
  • Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Oshawa costs C$23,000 (1 day ago)
  • Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) in Oshawa costs C$17 (1 day ago)
  • Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt in Oshawa costs C$125 (1 day ago)
  • 40” flat screen TV in Oshawa costs C$325 (1 day ago)