Cost of Living in Canada. Food, Accomodation and Transport Costs

Cost of Living in Canada. Food, Accomodation and Transport Costs

Canada is considered the world’s second-largest country regarding its geographical area. The country has a total of three territories and ten provinces.

There is a slight difference between the ruling powers of land and region of the Canadian state. Canada is very welcoming to with the immigrants coming towards it all around the world. Being one of the most developed countries around the world, the Canadian lifestyle attracts so many people living in other parts of the world.

Those people with poor economic conditions and reduced employment opportunities move massively to Canada without actually knowing the cost of living in Canada, they only walk in and then go through so many problems they were not at all prepared for.

Thus, for all such people and other people of Canada as well, we are providing everything you need to know about the cost of living in Canada and how to get settled there without having any trouble.

So here we are with different aspects of Canadian living standards;

Cost of Living in Canada

Food Costs in Canada

Food is the essential and fundamental need of every person. Without having enough food, you cannot survive longer. So the very first thing to consider is the expenses of food while living in Canada.

Food prices vary from their categories. For example, if you are buying something that is imported and is not made in Canada, then obviously it would cost a little more than the local Canadian products. But it doesn’t mean that you cannot at all afford food in Canada. 

The prices of meat are very much affordable ranging from 5-7 Dollars depending upon the quantity you buy. Fish is a bit expensive in Canada, but it would not cost more than 15 USD. Fruits, vegetables, dairy products have very affordable prices so that everyone can have healthy eating while living in Canada.

The food stalls at different places in Canada also offer some great cheap deals with the same high quality for all those who cannot afford expensive food. A list of the cost of essential foods in Canada is as follows:

  • Restaurant Meals (Inexpensive): 15.00C$
  • Meal for two people in a normal range restaurant:65.00 C$
  • McDonalds Meal:10.00 C$
  • Beer:6.00 C$
  • Imported Beer (33-liter bottle):7.00 C$
  • Cappuccino (regular): 04 C$
  • Coke/Pepsi:2.11 C$
  • Water (33-liter bottle): 1.73 C$
  • Milk (1 liter): 25 C$
  • White Bread: 79 C$          
  • I kg White Rice:3.91 C
  • Eggs (one dozen):3.30 C$
  • Cheese (1kg):12.14 C$
  • Chicken Breasts (1kg): 86 C$
  • Beef Round (1kg):14.06 C$
  • Apples (1kg):3.87 C$
  • Banana (1kg):1.71 C$
  • Oranges (1kg):3.87 C$
  • Tomato (1kg):3.71 C$
  • Potato (1kg): 51 C$          
  • Onion (1kg): 47 C$          
  • Lettuce (1 head):2.25 C$

House Rents in Canada

Having a good and safe residence is the major concern of every person after food. There are so many buildings with flats and apartments that offer safe and cheap living standards for people.

You can rent a normal house with one room and basic facilities in 300-400$. The prices differ with the accommodation of house and the value of land in the area in which house is located. A list of costs is given below:

  • 1 bedroom Appartment in City Centre 1,176.71 C$   
  • 1 bedroom Appartmen Outside of Centre 40 C$      
  • 3 bedroom Appartmen in City Centre 1,969.25 C$   
  • 3 bedroom Appartmen Outside of Centre 1,589.22 C$
  • Buying Apartment Price:
  • Apartment in City Centre:5,761.60 C$
  • Apartment Outside of Centre:3,894.51 C$

Transportation cost in Canada

Canada is a large country with three metropolitan cities namely Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Transportation is also an essential need after food and residence.

Canada offers some great and cheap transport rates in the public transports. You can travel along one place of the city to another by buying a ticket of just 3$-4$ that is quite reasonable for everyone.

But if you wish to travel by private transport like a private cab or car, then you must prepare yourself to pay a good amount of money. So, public transport is a better option in this manner!

Some of the costs are given below:

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport):3.00 C$ Monthly Pass (Regular Price)            00 C$        
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 75 C$          
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 84 C$          
  • Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 00 C$
  • Gasoline (1 liter) 26 C$          

Utility Bills in Canada

To have a healthy and facilitated environment in the house, you must have to pay the bills for all the facilities that you have utilized in a month. It includes water, electricity and gas bills. The lowest rates of utility bills in Canada range from 35$-55$/month depending upon the usage amount of electricity and other utilities.

Now as we had an overview of all the aspects of the Cost of living in Canada, we can conclude that living in Canada is neither too cheap nor too expensive. It all depends upon the lifestyle you adopt. But overall, Canada is a great and affordable place to survive.

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