Cost of living in Victoria, Canada

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.44
12 eggs, large C$4.20
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.86
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.58
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.44
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,819
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,360
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$127
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$1,259
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$903
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$60
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$61
40” flat screen TV C$407
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$161
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$25
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$77
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) C$52
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$111
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$134
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$24,727
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.16
Monthly ticket public transport C$84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$24
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$32
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$77
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.41
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.15
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.93
Tube of toothpaste C$3.20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$22
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$48
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$239
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$80
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
iPod nano 16GB C$196
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.52
1 month of gym membership in business district C$68
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 642 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2017.

Victoria position in our World Ranking

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84th
out of 224
n. america
42nd
out of 60
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6th
out of 9

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