Halifax, an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. A major business centre, it’s also known for its maritime history. The city’s dominated by the hilltop Citadel, a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850s.  To find out the cost of living in Halifax (Canada) in detail, Scroll down.

Find out Cost Of Living in Halifax (Canada) in detail

Expense Type Cost (Local Currency)
Lunch One Person   (including a drink) in the business districtC$21
Fast Food Combo Meal at Restaurant (Big   Mac Meal or similar)C$15
500 grams (1/2 kg) of boneless chicken   breastC$8
1 liter of whole fat milkC$2.34
1 dozen (12) Large eggsC$6
1 kilogram of tomatoes (2 lbs)C$3.18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheeseC$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of applesC$4.98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoesC$3.50
0.5 litre domestic beer at a supermarket (16 oz)C$3.65
1 bottle of red table wine, good qualityC$25
2 liters of Coca-ColaC$4.37
2 people meal (Bread only)C$1.99
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished  accommodation in Posh areaC$1,385
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnishedaccommodation in Average areaC$1,157
 2 people Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for 914 sq. ft. apartmentC$183
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Posh or Expensive areaC$1,554
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Average areaC$996
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studioC$120
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)C$46
40” flat screen TVC$468
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)C$158
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)C$10
Hourly rate for cleaning helpC$20
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)C$74
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)C$62
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)C$142
1 pair of men’s leather business shoesC$166
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, newC$23,184
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gasC$1.17
Monthly ticket public transportC$77
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)C$19
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)C$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)C$23
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$4.92
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)C$5.43
4 rolls of toilet paperC$3.07
Tube of toothpasteC$2.61
Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the cityC$24
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pubC$56
2 tickets to the moviesC$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 dessertC$83
1 cocktail drink in downtown clubC$9
Cappuccino in expat area of the cityC$4.44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)C$7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GBC$576
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)C$0.37
1 month of gym membership in business districtC$51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettesC$16