Cost of living in Victoria, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Victoria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$5,390
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,858
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List of prices in Victoria, Canada. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$23
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.53
12 eggs, large C$5.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$5.41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.88
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$20
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,055
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,887
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$134
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,505
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,324
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$83
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$61
40” flat screen tv C$487
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$156
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$30
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$78
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$57
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$130
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$152
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$26,018
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.43
Monthly ticket public transport C$84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$24
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$35
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$80
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$4.75
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.09
Tube of toothpaste C$3.14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$49
2 tickets to the movies C$27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$202
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$551
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.38
1 month of gym membership in business district C$59
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 157 prices entered by 34 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2021

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