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 210
2 Toronto 197
3 Calgary 192
4 Vancouver 188
5 Edmonton 173
6 Halifax 167
7 Ottawa 165
8 Montreal 160
9 Winnipeg 158
10 Quebec City 158
11 Kitchener-Waterloo 155
12 Windsor 120

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Winnipeg costs C$15 (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Winnipeg costs C$6.00 (1 day ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Winnipeg costs C$5.00 (1 day ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Winnipeg costs C$12 (1 day ago)
  • Dinner at an italian restaurant including wine and dessert, dinner for two in Winnipeg costs C$100 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Winnipeg costs C$200 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Winnipeg costs C$20 (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Winnipeg costs C$40 (1 day ago)
  • 24 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex ...) in Winnipeg costs C$6.00 (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Winnipeg costs C$90 (1 day ago)