Cost of living in Victoria, Canada

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Lunchtime menu in the business district C$15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$8
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.21
12 eggs, large C$4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.29
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$3.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.69
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$20
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.42
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.12
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,547
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$78
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$54
40” flat screen TV C$466
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$90
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$22
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$65
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$100
1 pair of leather business shoes C$94
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$32,839
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.24
Monthly ticket public transport C$79
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) C$18
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) C$11
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$4.99
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.68
Tube of toothpaste C$3.24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$24
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$36
2 tickets to the movies C$25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$112
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert C$89
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.45
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$5.96
iPod nano 16GB C$180
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.86
1 month of gym membership in business district C$50
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$11
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,237 prices entered by 122 different people.
Latest price update: June 29, 2015.

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