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 176
2 Calgary 171
3 Vancouver 169
4 Ottawa 161
5 Edmonton 153
6 Halifax 151
7 Victoria 150
8 Montreal 150
9 Winnipeg 140
10 Quebec City 136

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Toronto costs C$125 (44 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Kitchener-Waterloo costs C$1,200 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Toronto costs C$138 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Ipod nano 16gb in Hamilton costs C$165 (about 8 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Montreal costs C$12 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Montreal costs C$126 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Montreal costs C$30 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Montreal costs C$10 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Montreal costs C$5.71 (about 17 hours ago)
  • 1 box of 16 of tampons (tampax, ob, ...) in Montreal costs C$23 (about 17 hours ago)