Cost of living in Canada

Map of Cost of Living in Canada


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 186
2 Calgary 184
3 Vancouver 177
4 Ottawa 168
5 Victoria 168
6 Edmonton 162
7 Halifax 159
8 Montreal 155
9 Quebec City 151
10 Winnipeg 150

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Greater Sudbury costs C$82 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Greater Sudbury costs C$1.08 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Winnipeg costs C$5.00 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Winnipeg costs C$4.00 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Winnipeg costs C$9 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for one in Winnipeg costs C$40 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Winnipeg costs C$20 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 12 rolls of toilet paper in Winnipeg costs C$2.97 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 3 oz deodorant, roll-on in Winnipeg costs C$1.13 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 1 box of 16 of tampons (tampax, ob, ...) in Winnipeg costs C$14 (about 18 hours ago)