Cost of living in Yellowknife, Canada

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$3.65
12 eggs, large C$4.25
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$1.20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$1.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$3.62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$29
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$3.80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.97
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$2,700
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$550
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$2,900
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$2,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$320
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$40
40” flat screen TV C$290
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$24
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$18
Clothes [Edit]
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$97
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$120
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$130
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$32,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport C$27
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$17
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$17
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.86
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$7
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.80
Tube of toothpaste C$4.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$46
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$87
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$23
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 48 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: March 22, 2018.

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