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 180
2 Vancouver 174
3 Calgary 164
4 Mississauga 163
5 Ottawa 159
6 St. John's, NL 158
7 Edmonton 158
8 Victoria 156
9 Saskatoon 153
10 Halifax 149
11 Hamilton 149
12 Montreal 145
13 Kelowna 143
14 Quebec City 141
15 London, Ontario 134
16 Brandon, Manitoba 129

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Toronto costs C$144 (about 19 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Ottawa costs C$114 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Quebec City costs C$550 (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Toronto costs C$4.00 (1 day ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Toronto costs C$5.75 (1 day ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Toronto costs C$15 (1 day ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Toronto costs C$150 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Toronto costs C$275 (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Toronto costs C$45 (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Toronto costs C$100 (1 day ago)