Cost of living in Victoria, Canada

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district C$17
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$2.34
12 eggs, large C$4.12
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$3.66
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes C$3.96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.75
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
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,478
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$90
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
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$67
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) C$42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) C$102
1 pair of leather business shoes C$94
Transportation
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$1.22
Monthly ticket public transport C$84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
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$4.20
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$4.99
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.68
Tube of toothpaste C$3.32
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$20
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$37
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$112
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert C$93
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$8
Capuccino in expat area of the city C$4.45
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
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 1,191 prices entered by 115 different people.
Latest price update: March 24, 2015.

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