Thunder Bay 71 Excellent
Thunder Bay Livability #72 ranked city in Ontario#285 ranked city in CanadaRanks better than 99% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Thunder Bay

  • Cost Of Living

    Everyday cost of living expenses like goods and services, housing, groceries, transportation, health care and utilities are far below the national average.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Accessible health facilities like hospitals, doctors offices, clinics and nursing homes as well as good air quality are all factors that have led to a high score in this category.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Crime

    Reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people, this area may be perceived as an unsafe place to reside. These statistics encompass both violent and property crime rates.

  • Ratings

    Through surveys and polls, AreaVibes obtained feedback from local residents in the area, and the results did not indicate a favorable outlook on factors like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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      Thunder Bay transportation information

      Statistic Thunder Bay Ontario National
      Workers who drive to work47.6%37.3%40.0%
      Workers who carpool3.6%3.2%3.0%
      Workers who take public transit2.8%8.2%7.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%0.7%0.8%
      Workers who walk2.8%2.9%3.2%
      Source: The Thunder Bay, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.