Cost of Living Comparison

CAD
COMPARED TO
AUD

Canada is 11.5% cheaper than Australia.

If you lived in Australia instead of Canada, you would:
local_dining

pay 16.8% more for restaurants

  Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $12.19
CA$15.52
$14.20
A$18.37
+16.5%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.41
CA$9.42
$7.65
A$9.90
+3.3%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.57
CA$2.00
$2.43
A$3.14
+54.4%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.31
CA$1.67
$1.98
A$2.56
+51.3%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 4.2% less for groceries

  Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.21
CA$2.81
$1.94
A$2.51
-12.3%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.59
CA$5.85
$3.62
A$4.68
-21.2%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.46
CA$8.22
$4.11
A$5.32
-36.3%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.50
CA$3.19
$3.28
A$4.24
+30.9%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.50
CA$5.73
$3.62
A$4.68
-19.6%
Apples (1 lb) $1.43
CA$1.82
$1.40
A$1.81
-2.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.63
CA$0.80
$1.07
A$1.38
+69.9%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.39
CA$1.77
$1.26
A$1.63
-9.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.38
CA$1.75
$1.73
A$2.24
+25.8%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.90
CA$1.15
$1.07
A$1.38
+18.6%
Onions (1 lb) $0.91
CA$1.16
$0.81
A$1.05
-10.6%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 1.5% more for transportation

  Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.40
CA$4.33
$3.92
A$5.07
+15.3%
Monthly public transit pass $63.36
CA$80.62
$88.29
A$114.18
+39.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $18,144.85
CA$23,088.60
$18,388.59
A$23,780.07
+1.3%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $15.31
CA$19.48
$15.45
A$19.98
+0.9%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of transportation
home

pay 21.6% more for housing

  Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$56.29
CA$71.62
$57.99
A$75.00
+3.0%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $788.20
CA$1,002.95
$979.79
A$1,267.06
+24.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $677.77
CA$862.44
$811.38
A$1,049.27
+19.7%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$94.94
CA$120.81
$118.14
A$152.78
+24.4%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 28.3% more for childcare

  Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $688.01
CA$875.46
$1,103.17
A$1,426.62
+60.3%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $11,904.65
CA$15,148.19
$15,047.59
A$19,459.50
+26.4%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 37.3% more for entertainment and sports

  Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.38
CA$5.57
$5.13
A$6.63
+17.1%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.01
CA$3.83
$3.34
A$4.32
+11.1%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$10.04
CA$12.78
$20.65
A$26.70
+105.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $38.37
CA$48.82
$48.39
A$62.58
+26.1%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.74
CA$12.39
$12.44
A$16.09
+27.8%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 20.0% more for clothing

  Canada help_outline Australia help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$46.24
CA$58.84
$66.31
A$85.75
+43.4%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$34.42
CA$43.80
$44.15
A$57.09
+28.3%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$75.79
CA$96.45
$98.95
A$127.96
+30.5%
Men's business shoes (leather) $95.49
CA$121.50
$92.83
A$120.04
-2.8%

Canada vs. Australia - Cost of clothing
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Page last updated: December 2018
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