Cost of living in Canada

Map of Cost of Living in Canada

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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.

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Cost of Living Ranking in Canada (top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Toronto 195
2 Mississauga 195
3 Vancouver 189
4 Calgary 176
5 Edmonton 175
6 Ottawa 174
7 St. John's, NL 173
8 Hamilton 170
9 Victoria 169
10 Saskatoon 166
11 Halifax 162
12 Montreal 158
13 Kelowna 154
14 Quebec City 153
15 London, Ontario 146
16 Brandon, Manitoba 141

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Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Toronto costs C$65 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Toronto costs C$70 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Toronto costs C$1,250 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Toronto costs C$2,000 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Toronto costs C$4.00 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Toronto costs C$5.00 (about 13 hours ago)
  • 3 lb bag of apples in Toronto costs C$5.88 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Toronto costs C$24 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Toronto costs C$146 (about 13 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Toronto costs C$70 (about 15 hours ago)