Cost of living in Victoria, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Victoria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$5,626
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$3,032
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Victoria
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$23
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$3.26
12 eggs, large C$5.63
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.49
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$4.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$22
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.38
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,362
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,881
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$125
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,561
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,250
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$88
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$70
40” flat screen tv C$493
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$178
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$30
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$80
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$63
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$123
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$150
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$27,335
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.56
Monthly ticket public transport C$85
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$24
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$34
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$80
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.51
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$4.75
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.90
Tube of toothpaste C$3.35
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$23
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$51
2 tickets to the movies C$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$206
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$95
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.08
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$546
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.38
1 month of gym membership in business district C$59
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$14
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 172 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

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