Cost of living in Yellowknife, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Yellowknife

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$5,947
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$3,214
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Yellowknife, Canada. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$3.68
12 eggs, large C$4.31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$2.91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.33
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$3.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$25
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.74
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,426
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,994
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$307
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$2,115
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,831
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$209
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$67
40” flat screen tv C$295
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$151
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$24
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$29
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$80
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$97
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$120
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$126
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$31,351
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.33
Monthly ticket public transport C$59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.86
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$6
4 rolls of toilet paper C$4.11
Tube of toothpaste C$3.16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$28
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$59
2 tickets to the movies C$24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$70
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$106
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district C$85
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$21
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 28 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: March 10, 2021

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