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 Toronto 188
2 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 187
3 Calgary 178
4 Vancouver 176
5 Kitchener-Waterloo 165
6 Edmonton 163
7 Ottawa 161
8 Halifax 155
9 Montreal 150
10 Quebec City 145
11 Winnipeg 144
12 London, Ontario 142

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Recent Prices Added

  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Calgary costs C$6.00 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Calgary costs C$20 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 1 lb of tomatoes in Calgary costs C$7 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Calgary costs C$5.00 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Toronto costs C$55 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Toronto costs C$6.00 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Toronto costs C$3.00 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Toronto costs C$12 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Dinner at an italian restaurant including wine and dessert, dinner for two in Toronto costs C$65 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Toronto costs C$25 (about 10 hours ago)