18/6/2018

The big nothing

The beautiful city of Sherbrooke…

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18/6/2018

The amazing Sherbrooke streets

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10/6/2018

Canada? Not that cheap

I hear all the time folks trumpeting on how low the cost of living is in Canada. I took a look at a website that had gathered data for some countries and put some information in the table you see below. The website is Numbeo and the contributors that add the information are people like you and I. I found some discrepancies between the listed amounts and what I know from my travelling, but they are not outrageous…

Who says that the cost of living here in Canada is low?

All the prices are listed in Canadian dollars. I did not add to the list other countries, many of them with a really low cost of living. I just kept the G7.

Markets Canada US Germany Italy France UK Japan
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 2.20 1.09 1.08 1.70 1.45 1.54 2.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.78 3.31 1.75 2.26 2.10 1.67 2.16
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.27 3.07 2.59 3.83 3.91 3.24 2.60
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 12.65 11.09 10.06 12.43 14.87 10.11 9.71
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.85 2.97 1.04* 1.91 2.62 2.88 3.27
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.47 4.21 1.81 2.40 2.91 3.17 4.19
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15 15.52 6.09 7.62 9.14 12.14 14.17

*Here the local beer is our imported beer, so the high quality one…

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