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Cost of Living

The cost of living (prices of basic necessities of life: housing, food, clothing, etc.) varies from country to country. This is affected by differing values of currencies.

 

Budgeting

No matter how much it costs to live in a particular city or country, you still need to manage your money. Inmylanguage.org will provide information and give you an idea of how to budget for your move to Canada.

     Here are other resources to help you calculate your budget:

 

Comparing cost of living

Below are series of charts that will give you an idea what it costs to live in London-Middlesex.  Comparisons are made with other Canadian cities and the numbers are based on Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household survey and other sources as noted on the charts.

 

The median (middle point) value of dwellings is as follows from lowest to highest:  Windsor $151,473, Niagara $225,072, London $229,634, Hamilton $275,620, Canada $280,552, Regina $299,748, Ontario $300,862, Waterloo $324,837, Montreal $338,139, Ottawa $349,141, Calgary $400,697, Toronto $401,400 and Vancouver $752,016.

 

Value of Dwellings

Value of dwellings refers to the dollar amount expected by the owner if the dwelling was to be sold.

 

 

Percentage of Home Owners with a Mortgage. In the City of London about 60% of home owners have a mortgage which is consistent with the rate for Canada and Ontario and similar to the rate in many other comparable Ontario cities.

 

Percentage of Home Owners with a Mortgage

In the City of London about 60% of home owners have a mortgage.

 

 

The median (middle point) monthly shelter cost for owned dwellings is as follows from lowest to highest:  Windsor $851, Niagara $948, Regina $967, Canada $978, Montreal $1,041, London $1,045, Hamilton $1,089, Vancouver $1,119, Waterloo $1,156, Ontario $1,163, Toronto $1,304, Ottawa $1,307 and Calgary $1,336.

 

Monthly Shelter Costs for Owned Dwellings

Monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings include mortgage payments, utilities and property taxes.

 

 

The median (middle point) monthly shelter cost for rented dwellings is as follows from lowest to highest:   Montreal $684, Windsor $692, Hamilton $750, Niagara $759, London $782, Canada $784, Regina $882, Ontario $892, Waterloo $894, Ottawa $953, Toronto $1,001, Vancouver $1,004 and Calgary $1,093.

 

Monthly Shelter Costs for Rentals

Monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings include rent and utilities.

 

 

Commuting duration in minutes from the shortest to the longest is as follows:  Waterloo 15.4, Regina 15.4, Windsor 15.5, Niagara 15.8, London 15.9, Canada 20.5, Hamilton 20.6. Ontario 20.8, Ottawa 20.9, Vancouver 20.9, Calgary 25.2, Montreal 30.1, Toronto 30.4.

 

Commuting Duration

Commuting Duration refer to how many minutes it takes a person to travel from home to work.

 

 

 

The percentage of walking or cycling to work from the lowest to the highest is as follows: Hamilton 4.5 percent, Niagara 5.8 percent, Windsor 6.1 percent, Regina 6.1 percent, Calgary 6.3 percent, Ontario 6.3 percent, Canada 7.0 percent, London 7.5 percent, Waterloo 7.8 percent, Toronto 9.4 percent Ottawa 9 percent, Montreal 11.7 percent and Vancouver 16.9 percent.

 

Walking or Cycling to Work

Percentage of employed Londoners who walked or cycled to work.

 

 

Life satisfaction from lowest to highest is as follows: Vancouver 87.7 percent, Toronto 90.1 percent, Niagara 91.5 percent, Montreal 91.6 percent, Ontario 91.8 percent, Windsor 91.9 percent, Waterloo 92.2 percent, Canada 92.3 percent, Hamilton 92.7 percent, Ottawa 82.7 percent, Regina 92.7 percent, London 93.8 percent and Calgary 94.1 percent.

 

Life Satisfaction

Result to the Canadian Community Health's survey question, "How satisfied are you with your life in general?"

 

 

Sense of belonging to the local community from lowest to highest is as follows:  Montreal 59.8 percent, Ottawa 59.9 percent, Waterloo 61.3 percent, Hamilton 61. percent, Calgary 62.1 percent, Vancouver 65.1 percent Canada 65.4 percent, Ontario 67.5 percent, Toronto 68.3 percent, Windsor 68 percent, Regina 68.7 percent, Niagara 69.8 percent and London 70.5 percent.

 

Sense of Belonging to the Local Community

Result to the Canadian Community Health's survey question "How would you describe your sense of belonging to the local commuity?"