Cost of living comparison

The table below shows a cost of living comparison between Canada and Australia.

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Canada is 17% cheaper than Australia.

If you moved to Australia from Canada, you would..


pay 20.3% more for restaurants


Cost breakdown: Canada Canada Australia Australia  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $12.78
(16,26 $)
$15.58
($20.15)
+22.0%
Fast food combo meal
(McDonalds, or similar)
$7.31
(9,30 $)
$7.76
($10.03)
+6.1%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.61
(2,05 $)
$2.38
($3.08)
+47.9%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.36
(1,73 $)
$2.03
($2.62)
+49.1%

Category: Canada vs. Australia - Cost of restaurants

pay 3.6% less for groceries


Cost breakdown: Canada Canada Australia Australia  
Bread
(1 loaf)
$2.17
(2,76 $)
$1.99
($2.58)
-8.2%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.83
(6,14 $)
$3.70
($4.78)
-23.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.49
(8,26 $)
$4.36
($5.64)
-32.8%
Eggs
(1 dozen)
$2.61
(3,32 $)
$3.47
($4.48)
+32.7%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.55
(5,79 $)
$3.77
($4.87)
-17.1%
Apples (1 lb) $1.42
(1,81 $)
$1.55
($2.01)
+9.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.69
(0,88 $)
$1.08
($1.39)
+55.1%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.51
(1,92 $)
$1.35
($1.75)
-10.4%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.42
(1,80 $)
$1.69
($2.18)
+19.1%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.02
(1,29 $)
$1.05
($1.35)
+3.1%
Onions (1 lb) $0.91
(1,16 $)
$0.89
($1.15)
-2.7%

Category: Canada vs. Australia - Cost of groceries

pay 2.2% more for transportation


Cost breakdown: Canada Canada Australia Australia  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.14
(4,00 $)
$3.84
($4.96)
+22.1%
Monthly public transit pass $59.99
(76,33 $)
$89.39
($115.60)
+49.0%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $18,153.35
(23 099,41 $)
$18,524.34
($23,955.62)
+2.0%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $16.33
(20,78 $)
$17.91
($23.16)
+9.7%

Category: Canada vs. Australia - Cost of transportation

pay 22.8% more for housing


Cost breakdown: Canada Canada Australia Australia  
Internet connection
(50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl)
$52.29
(66,54 $)
$57.86
($74.82)
+10.6%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $756.41
(962,50 $)
$957.45
($1,238.18)
+26.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $650.07
(827,19 $)
$778.62
($1,006.91)
+19.8%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
(including electric, gas, water, heating)
$103.69
(131,94 $)
$125.03
($161.68)
+20.6%

Category: Canada vs. Australia - Cost of housing

pay 37.7% more for childcare


Cost breakdown: Canada Canada Australia Australia  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $740.52
(942,28 $)
$1,117.27
($1,444.85)
+50.9%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $12,270.51
(15 613,73 $)
$16,793.87
($21,717.79)
+36.9%

Category: Canada vs. Australia - Cost of childcare

pay 38.8% more for entertainment and sports


Cost breakdown: Canada Canada Australia Australia  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.37
(5,56 $)
$5.00
($6.47)
+14.5%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.01
(3,83 $)
$3.40
($4.40)
+13.1%
Pack of cigarettes
(Marlboro or similar)
$9.95
(12,66 $)
$20.13
($26.04)
+102.4%
Monthly membership at local gym $39.35
(50,07 $)
$50.07
($64.75)
+27.2%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.33
(11,88 $)
$13.02
($16.83)
+39.5%

Category: Canada vs. Australia - Cost of entertainment and sports

pay 23% more for clothing


Cost breakdown: Canada Canada Australia Australia  
Regular jeans
(Levi's brand)
$44.51
(56,64 $)
$68.44
($88.50)
+53.8%
Regular dress
(from H&M or similar store)
$34.87
(44,37 $)
$44.88
($58.04)
+28.7%
Running shoes
(Nike or Adidas)
$77.51
(98,62 $)
$101.95
($131.84)
+31.5%
Men's business shoes (leather) $92.80
(118,09 $)
$91.96
($118.92)
-0.9%

Category: Canada vs. Australia - Cost of clothing

The statistics used to build this comparison are calculated using data from users just like you. We average the price of thousands of data points entered by users across the world. Learn more about our data sources. Page last updated: Jan 2018

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