Table 326-0015 123456
Inter-city indexes of price differentials of consumer goods and services
annual (index, combined city average=100)


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Inter-city indexes of price differentials of consumer goods and services, annual (index, combined city average=100)
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador [10001] All-items 94 95 98 97 98
Food 105 105 107 107 108
Shelter 5 81 82 86 87 91
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 101 102 105 106 103
Clothing and footwear 102 101 101 101 101
Transportation 98 100 99 99 99
Health and personal care 100 100 99 96 96
Recreation, education and reading 90 88 95 90 87
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 110 111 116 113 110
Charlottetown and Summerside, Prince Edward Island [11105 11110] All-items 93 94 95 95 95
Food 102 102 102 103 105
Shelter 5 78 81 80 79 82
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 104 102 104 106 102
Clothing and footwear 96 95 101 101 101
Transportation 93 96 94 95 92
Health and personal care 100 98 100 101 99
Recreation, education and reading 101 100 100 101 101
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 113 112 116 113 113
Halifax, Nova Scotia [12205] All-items 100 100 100 100 101
Food 102 103 104 102 103
Shelter 5 95 94 95 95 98
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 106 105 106 108 102
Clothing and footwear 103 103 103 103 102
Transportation 96 99 95 96 95
Health and personal care 103 102 103 104 103
Recreation, education and reading 99 100 101 104 107
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 117 116 118 115 114
Saint John, New Brunswick [13310] All-items 94 94 96 95 95
Food 101 103 104 104 107
Shelter 5 77 76 82 76 77
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 101 99 103 103 100
Clothing and footwear 101 100 101 101 101
Transportation 97 98 95 96 94
Health and personal care 102 101 101 100 99
Recreation, education and reading 102 105 107 106 103
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 110 109 114 110 106
Montréal, Quebec [24462] All-items 93 93 93 94 94
Food 100 101 100 99 100
Shelter 5 83 82 84 83 85
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 98 98 100 100 96
Clothing and footwear 101 102 102 102 102
Transportation 101 100 99 101 101
Health and personal care 98 100 98 98 99
Recreation, education and reading 83 83 82 86 83
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 94 94 93 95 95
Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario part, Ontario/Quebec [35505] All-items 102 102 102 102 103
Food 101 100 101 101 101
Shelter 5 106 105 105 104 108
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 102 103 103 104 105
Clothing and footwear 102 101 101 101 101
Transportation 98 98 99 97 97
Health and personal care 102 103 104 105 104
Recreation, education and reading 104 106 103 107 106
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 99 99 98 96 97
Toronto, Ontario [35535] All-items 107 107 108 108 109
Food 100 100 101 101 101
Shelter 5 115 114 115 116 119
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 103 104 103 106 107
Clothing and footwear 100 100 100 100 100
Transportation 106 106 110 109 107
Health and personal care 101 101 103 103 104
Recreation, education and reading 111 113 113 110 112
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 99 98 98 98 97
Winnipeg, Manitoba [46602] All-items 93 93 95 94 95
Food 100 100 102 102 101
Shelter 5 82 82 85 83 89
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 97 97 98 97 95
Clothing and footwear 100 100 100 101 100
Transportation 96 95 94 96 97
Health and personal care 98 99 97 99 99
Recreation, education and reading 90 90 94 92 88
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 112 113 117 117 115
Regina, Saskatchewan [47705] All-items 95 97 99 100 99
Food 98 98 100 101 101
Shelter 5 92 100 100 102 100
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 96 94 96 93 94
Clothing and footwear 99 98 98 98 98
Transportation 90 90 93 93 95
Health and personal care 98 100 102 105 103
Recreation, education and reading 103 101 99 107 105
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 109 108 115 113 112
Edmonton, Alberta [48835] All-items 99 99 100 100 101
Food 98 98 97 97 98
Shelter 5 102 102 105 106 111
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 97 96 98 96 99
Clothing and footwear 95 95 95 95 95
Transportation 94 93 94 94 97
Health and personal care 103 103 101 99 98
Recreation, education and reading 104 105 104 101 99
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 106 105 108 107 108
Vancouver, British Columbia [59933] All-items 105 105 104 103 104
Food 103 103 102 101 101
Shelter 5 113 115 109 111 114
Household operations, furnishings and equipment 108 103 105 103 105
Clothing and footwear 100 100 100 100 100
Transportation 97 97 96 95 96
Health and personal care 101 99 102 101 99
Recreation, education and reading 105 101 105 102 103
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 102 103 105 102 101

Footnotes:

This table shows estimates of price differences between 11 Canadian cities in all 10 provinces, as of October 2015. These estimates are based on a selection of products (goods and services) purchased by consumers in each of the 11 cities.
These estimates should not be interpreted as a measure of differences in the cost-of-living between cities. The indexes provide price comparisons for a selection of products only, and are not meant to give an exhaustive comparison of all goods and services purchased by consumers.
The weights used for aggregating the various components of the city indexes to obtain the all-items CPI are based on the expenditure proportions of the consumers living in the 11 cities overall.
The timing of price comparison and the relative rate of price change occurring in each location can significantly affect city-to-city price relationships. Since the prices used in this study are final prices faced by consumers, sale taxes and levies in effect in the various cities at the time of price comparison can be of importance in explaining inter-city price differentials for items or groups of items that are subject to such taxes.
The diverse nature of shelter means that accurate matches between cities are often difficult to make. To account for some of these difficulties, a rental equivalence approach is used to construct the Inter-city price indexes for owned accommodation. Such an approach uses market rents as an approximation to the cost of the shelter services consumed by homeowners. This approach may not be suitable for the needs of all users. For instance, since the rental equivalence approach does not represent an out-of-pocket expenditure, the indexes should not be used for measuring differences in the purchasing power of homeowners across cities.
Additional information can also be obtained from: CPD Dissemination Unit, Consumer Prices Division, telephone: (613) 951-9606, toll-free: 1-866-230-2248, fax: (613) 951-2848, e-mail: cpd-info-dpc@statcan.gc.ca.

Source:  Statistics Canada. Table  326-0015 -  Inter-city indexes of price differentials of consumer goods and services, annual (index, combined city average=100),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: )
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