Cost of living depends on many things, such as city, housing type, where you shop, your lifestyle and more. Some household spending surveys estimate that the average family will spend C$55,000 - C$65,000 per year in Canada.

The cost of food, transit, housing and rental accommodation in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga varies. To feed a family of four per week in Peel, increased by 26% between 2009 and 2016 (from $156.15 to $197.13). Cost of housing depends on the size of the property, the size and type of housing unit, its location, and its closeness to facilities and services. Learn more about cost of housing in Peel.

Different stores charge different prices for food, clothing, and other things you need to live. You may want to ask your relatives, friends, or coworkers where they shop for good prices. There are also special services or stores in many communities where you can find items for free or a low price.

Many settlement agencies can also help you find information about living expenses and budgeting.


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