The numbers in the table below are not official statistics.

They are collected by volunteer groups and posted at www.Numbeo.com. The editorial team of “Canada for the Diplomatic Community,” however, did verify the table for some of the larger cities in Canada and would largely agree with Numbeo’s findings. This table is shared with the readership for orientation purposes only.

Cost of Living

Restaurants

Range in Canadian Dollars

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar

Domestic Beer (0.5-litre draught)

Imported Beer (0.33-litre bottle)

Cappuccino (regular)

Coke/Pepsi (0.33-litre bottle)

Water (0.33-litre bottle)

12.00 -20.00

49.00 - 80.00

8.00 - 11.54

5.00 - 7.00

5.00 - 8.00

3.00 - 5.00

1.45 - 3.00

1.00 - 2.50

Markets

Range in Canadian Dollars

Milk (regular), (1 liter)

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500 g)

Rice (white), (1 kg)

Eggs (12)

Local Cheese (1 kg)

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)

Apples (1 kg)

Oranges (1 kg)

Tomato (1 kg)

Potato (1 kg)

Lettuce (1 head)

Water (1.5-litre bottle)

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

Domestic Beer (0.5-litre bottle)

Imported Beer (0.33-litre bottle)

Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)

1.22 - 3.50

2.00 - 3.99

2.00 - 6.00

2.50 - 4.20

7.00 - 18.74

8.00 - 19.97

2.40 - 5.51

2.20 - 6.00

2.18 - 5.51

1.08 - 4.40

1.50 - 3.00

1.20 - 3.00

13.00 - 20.00

2.00 - 4.00

2.00 - 5.00

11.00 - 15.00

Transportation

Range in Canadian Dollars

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

Gasoline (1 litre)

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

2.70 - 3.35

78.00 - 130.00

3.25 - 4.75

1.50 - 2.50

27.31 - 45.00

1.02 - 1.30

20,000.00 - 28,000.00

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

68.00 - 250.00

0.20 - 0.50

50.00 - 90.00

Sports And Leisure

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

30.00 - 74.00

00.00 - 40.00

12.00 - 15.00

Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

1 Pair of Nike Shoes

1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes

40.00 - 90.00

29.00 - 60.00

75.00 - 129.95

80.00 - 175.00