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 181
2 Mississauga 179
3 Calgary 175
4 Vancouver 172
5 Ottawa 168
6 Hamilton 165
7 Edmonton 162
8 Saskatoon 157
9 Victoria 154
10 Halifax 153
11 Montreal 152
12 Kelowna 145
13 Winnipeg 144
14 Quebec City 142
15 London, Ontario 136
16 Brandon, Manitoba 123

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Toronto costs C$142 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Calgary costs C$3,050 (1 day ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Edmonton costs C$16 (1 day ago)
  • 1 lb of tomatoes in Edmonton costs C$2.65 (1 day ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Edmonton costs C$3.60 (1 day ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Edmonton costs C$7 (1 day ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Edmonton costs C$7 (1 day ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Edmonton costs C$16 (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Toronto costs C$129 (1 day ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Kelowna costs C$0.00 (1 day ago)