Cost of Living Comparison

CAD
COMPARED TO
AUD

Canada is 13% cheaper than Australia.

In Australia compared to Canada, you:

pay 16.8% more for restaurants

Cost Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $12.19
(15,52 $)
$14.20
($18.37)
+16.5%
Fast food combo meal
(McDonalds, or similar)
$7.41
(9,42 $)
$7.65
($9.90)
+3.3%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.57
(2,00 $)
$2.43
($3.14)
+54.4%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.31
(1,67 $)
$1.98
($2.56)
+51.3%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of restaurants

pay 4.2% less for groceries

Cost Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Bread
(1 loaf)
$2.21
(2,81 $)
$1.94
($2.51)
-12.3%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.59
(5,85 $)
$3.62
($4.68)
-21.2%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.46
(8,22 $)
$4.11
($5.32)
-36.3%
Eggs
(1 dozen)
$2.50
(3,19 $)
$3.28
($4.24)
+30.9%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.50
(5,73 $)
$3.62
($4.68)
-19.6%
Apples (1 lb) $1.43
(1,82 $)
$1.40
($1.81)
-2.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.63
(0,80 $)
$1.07
($1.38)
+69.9%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.39
(1,77 $)
$1.26
($1.63)
-9.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.38
(1,75 $)
$1.73
($2.24)
+25.8%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.90
(1,15 $)
$1.07
($1.38)
+18.6%
Onions (1 lb) $0.91
(1,16 $)
$0.81
($1.05)
-10.6%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of groceries

pay 1.5% more for transportation

Cost Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.40
(4,33 $)
$3.92
($5.07)
+15.3%
Monthly public transit pass $63.36
(80,62 $)
$88.29
($114.18)
+39.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $18,144.85
(23 088,60 $)
$18,388.59
($23,780.07)
+1.3%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $15.31
(19,48 $)
$15.45
($19.98)
+0.9%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of transportation

pay 21.6% more for housing

Cost Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Internet connection
(50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl)
$56.29
(71,62 $)
$57.99
($75.00)
+3.0%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $788.20
(1 002,95 $)
$979.79
($1,267.06)
+24.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $677.77
(862,44 $)
$811.38
($1,049.27)
+19.7%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
(including electric, gas, water, heating)
$94.94
(120,81 $)
$118.14
($152.78)
+24.4%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of housing

pay 28.3% more for childcare

Cost Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $688.01
(875,46 $)
$1,103.17
($1,426.62)
+60.3%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $11,904.65
(15 148,19 $)
$15,047.59
($19,459.50)
+26.4%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of childcare

pay 37.3% more for entertainment and sports

Cost Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.38
(5,57 $)
$5.13
($6.63)
+17.1%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.01
(3,83 $)
$3.34
($4.32)
+11.1%
Pack of cigarettes
(Marlboro or similar)
$10.04
(12,78 $)
$20.65
($26.70)
+105.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $38.37
(48,82 $)
$48.39
($62.58)
+26.1%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.74
(12,39 $)
$12.44
($16.09)
+27.8%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of entertainment and sports

pay 20% more for clothing

Cost Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Regular jeans
(Levi's brand)
$46.24
(58,84 $)
$66.31
($85.75)
+43.4%
Regular dress
(from H&M or similar store)
$34.42
(43,80 $)
$44.15
($57.09)
+28.3%
Running shoes
(Nike or Adidas)
$75.79
(96,45 $)
$98.95
($127.96)
+30.5%
Men's business shoes (leather) $95.49
(121,50 $)
$92.83
($120.04)
-2.8%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of clothing

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