Cost of living in Victoria, Canada

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Food
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$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.48
12 eggs, large C$4.27
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$5.20
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$3.51
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$4.18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$25
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.91
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.47
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,715
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$124
Internet 8MB (1 month) C$54
40” flat screen TV C$480
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt C$95
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$22
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$66
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$50
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$103
1 pair of leather business shoes C$102
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$32,609
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.29
Monthly ticket public transport C$80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) C$24
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) C$11
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.70
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.31
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.75
Tube of toothpaste C$3.10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$24
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$47
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$183
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert C$103
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.61
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$5.93
iPod nano 16GB C$201
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.71
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 1,371 prices entered by 129 different people.
Latest price update: July 28, 2015.

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