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 194
2 Mississauga 185
3 Vancouver 184
4 Calgary 176
5 Ottawa 174
6 Edmonton 173
7 Hamilton 171
8 Saskatoon 166
9 Victoria 164
10 Winnipeg 163
11 St. John's, NL 163
12 Halifax 162
13 Montreal 160
14 Quebec City 153
15 Kelowna 151
16 London, Ontario 145
17 Brandon, Manitoba 139

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Recent Prices Added

  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 900 sqft in Vancouver costs C$1,220 (about 19 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Vancouver costs C$1,830 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 500 g of bread in Vancouver costs C$1.63 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Vancouver costs C$13 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 lb of potatoes in Vancouver costs C$2.18 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Vancouver costs C$2.99 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Vancouver costs C$11 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 lb of tomatoes in Vancouver costs C$4.08 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Vancouver costs C$2.99 (about 19 hours ago)
  • 1 lb of boneless chicken breast in Vancouver costs C$6 (about 19 hours ago)