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 187
2 Mississauga 183
3 Vancouver 179
4 Calgary 176
5 Ottawa 174
6 Edmonton 169
7 Hamilton 166
8 Saskatoon 163
9 Victoria 158
10 Montreal 156
11 Halifax 156
12 Winnipeg 153
13 Kelowna 148
14 Quebec City 145
15 London, Ontario 141
16 Brandon, Manitoba 129

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Toronto costs C$141 (about 20 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Montreal costs C$82 (about 20 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Montreal costs C$82 (about 21 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Vancouver costs C$3.50 (about 22 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Vancouver costs C$1.25 (about 22 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Vancouver costs C$2.50 (about 22 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Vancouver costs C$2.50 (about 22 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Vancouver costs C$25 (about 22 hours ago)
  • Ipod nano 16gb in Kelowna costs C$180 (about 23 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Calgary costs C$2,033 (about 24 hours ago)