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 191
2 Mississauga 183
3 Vancouver 182
4 Calgary 173
5 Edmonton 173
6 Ottawa 171
7 Winnipeg 171
8 Hamilton 168
9 Victoria 165
10 Saskatoon 162
11 St. John's, NL 162
12 Montreal 155
13 Halifax 154
14 Quebec City 150
15 Kelowna 149
16 London, Ontario 139
17 Brandon, Manitoba 138

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Recent Prices Added

  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Ottawa costs C$1,300 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Ottawa costs C$3.00 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Ottawa costs C$12 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Ottawa costs C$4.00 (about 16 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Montreal costs C$3.25 (about 17 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Montreal costs C$83 (about 17 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Quebec City costs C$3.00 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Windsor costs C$12 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 pt. beer in neighbourhood pub in Windsor costs C$7 (about 19 hours ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Windsor costs C$100 (about 19 hours ago)