Cost of living in Halifax, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Halifax

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,647
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,325
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List of prices in Halifax, Canada. Current as of Mar 2021.

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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$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.36
12 eggs, large C$3.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.14
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$3.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.77
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$19
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.52
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.73
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,725
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,293
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$178
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,537
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,006
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$116
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$48
40” flat screen tv C$419
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$155
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$21
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$52
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$131
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$160
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$23,484
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.07
Monthly ticket public transport C$79
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$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.69
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.06
Tube of toothpaste C$2.87
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$53
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$92
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$90
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$576
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.40
1 month of gym membership in business district C$54
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$17
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 183 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2021

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