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Overall 22%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 57%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 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.
IndexWinnipegManitobaNational
Cost of living7883100
Goods & Services9191100
Groceries101101100
Health care9191100
Housing4360100
Transportation9696100
Utilities8787100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Winnipeg is 6% lower than the Manitoba average
  • The cost of living in Winnipeg is 22% lower than the national average
  • Winnipeg housing is 57% lower than the national average
  • Manitoba sales tax is 17% higher than the national average
  • Manitoba income tax is 28% higher than the national average

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      Manitoba Sales Tax

      ProvinceProvincial TaxTotal Tax Rate
      Manitoba7%12%

      Manitoba Income Tax

      ProvinceIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Manitoba10.8%17.4%

      Goods & Services

      ItemWinnipegNational avg.Difference
      Personal Care 86948.8%
      Recreation 981024.2%

      Groceries

      ItemWinnipegNational avg.Difference
      Meat, Poultry and Fish 1011021.2%
      Dairy Products and Eggs 9410510.2%
      Bakery and Cereal Products 9811212.2%
      Fruit and Vegetables 1031139.2%
      Alcoholic Beverages 1011064.5%

      Health Care

      ItemWinnipegNational avg.Difference
      Doctor 951016.0%

      Housing

      ItemWinnipegNational avg.Difference
      Home Price ($) 308,752663,50353.5%
      Apartment Rent ($) 1,2851,2740.9%

      Transportation

      ItemWinnipegNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline 941027.9%

      Utilities

      ItemWinnipegNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity91997.7%
      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.
      Rosser, MB1,4947921.3%
      West St. Paul, MB6,1858515.2%
      East St. Paul, MB9,8428812.2%
      Headingley, MB4,210909.7%
      Winnipeg, MB775,4407821.9%

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Mississauga, ON764,3421065.8%
      Charlotte, NC808,834n/a 
      Brampton, ON735,7541033.0%
      Fort Worth, TX815,930n/a 
      Columbus, OH837,038n/a 
      Winnipeg, MB775,4407821.9%
      Source: The Winnipeg, MB data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada 2020.