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Overall 10%
Goods & Services 8%
Housing 55%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from Statistics Canada.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexPreston HeightsCambridgeOntario
Cost of living9094111
Goods & Services108108107
Groceries100100101
Health care103103103
Housing4559120
Transportation107107104
Utilities130130119

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Preston Heights is 19% lower than the Cambridge average
  • The cost of living in Preston Heights is 10% lower than the national average
  • Preston Heights housing is 55% lower than the national average
  • Ontario sales tax is 33% higher than the national average
  • Ontario income tax is 40% lower than the national average

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      Ontario Sales Tax

      ProvinceProvincial TaxTotal Tax Rate
      Ontario8%13%

      Ontario Income Tax

      ProvinceIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Ontario5.05%13.16%

      Goods & Services

      ItemCambridgeNational avg.Difference
      Personal Care 102948.1%
      Recreation 991023.3%

      Groceries

      ItemCambridgeNational avg.Difference
      Meat, Poultry and Fish 991023.2%
      Dairy Products and Eggs 1011053.5%
      Bakery and Cereal Products 9711213.1%
      Fruit and Vegetables 9811313.6%
      Alcoholic Beverages 1021063.6%

      Health Care

      ItemCambridgeNational avg.Difference
      Doctor 1041012.9%

      Housing

      ItemCambridgeNational avg.Difference
      Home Price ($) 510,143663,50323.1%
      Apartment Rent ($) n/a1,274100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemCambridgeNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline 991023.0%

      Utilities

      ItemCambridgeNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity106997.5%
      Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Kitchener, ON259,16295-5%
      Guelph, ON147,93197-3%
      Waterloo, ON118,23498-2%
      Blandford-Blenheim, ON7,86998-2%
      Wilmot, ON22,8271000%
      Cambridge, ON140,22194-6%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      St. Catharines, ON140,91391-9%
      Trois-Rivières, QC138,76671-29%
      Milton, ON142,1281055%
      Ajax, ON138,3031000%
      Whitby, ON142,60799-1%
      Cambridge, ON140,22194-6%
      Source: The Preston Heights, Cambridge, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada 2020.