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 Vancouver 181
3 Mississauga 180
4 Calgary 170
5 Ottawa 166
6 Edmonton 165
7 St. John's, NL 165
8 Hamilton 162
9 Victoria 162
10 Saskatoon 159
11 Halifax 153
12 Montreal 151
13 Kelowna 149
14 Quebec City 146
15 London, Ontario 139
16 Brandon, Manitoba 135

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Halifax costs C$78 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Halifax costs C$1.00 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Halifax costs C$2.50 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Halifax costs C$2.00 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Halifax costs C$4.00 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Halifax costs C$5.00 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Halifax costs C$4.00 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Halifax costs C$2.00 (about 21 hours ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Halifax costs C$6.00 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Halifax costs C$12 (about 21 hours ago)