Cost of living in Halifax, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Halifax

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,624
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,339
  • Halifax is the 3rd cheapest city in Canada (9 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Halifax is cheaper than in 91% of cities in N. America (63 out of 69)
  • Cost of living in Halifax is cheaper than in 51% of cities in the World (121 out of 238)

List of prices in Halifax, Canada. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.29
12 eggs, large C$3.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$5.22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$3.39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.65
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$20
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.83
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,829
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,238
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$162
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,484
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,053
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$110
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$48
40” flat screen tv C$451
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$157
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$68
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$55
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$133
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$156
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$23,457
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.13
Monthly ticket public transport C$80
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$20
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$19
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$99
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.51
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.66
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.97
Tube of toothpaste C$2.79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$51
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$94
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$86
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.72
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$576
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.37
1 month of gym membership in business district C$50
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$17
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 179 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: August 05, 2020

Halifax position in our World Ranking

the world
121st
out of 238
n. america
63rd
out of 69
canada
9th
out of 11

Cheapest and most expensive products in Halifax compared to other cities:

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n. america
2nd
n. america
3rd
n. america
3rd
n. america
3rd
n. america
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