Canada is constantly one of the best countries to live in because of its great education, healthcare, and governing system.
Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary are always among the top 20 livable cities in the world for their high quality living standards, but all of these fabulous things come at a price which makes it almost impossible to afford living in some of the urban areas in Canada.
However, in this post, we’ll introduce the most affordable places to live in Canada.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre – $1,050.00
1 bedroom outside of City Centre – $962.50
Abbotsford is home to more than 115,000 people in a big area. This city offers good education system from kindergarten to Post secondary institutions.
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre – $475.00
1 bedroom outside of City Centre – $405.00
Sherbrooke is the 6th largest city in Quebec with lots of outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking. This city is perfect for students and in general, those who are looking for affordable housing and groceries price.
Moncton, New Brunswick
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre- $734.29
1 bedroom outside of City Centre- $642.08
Moncton is a bilingual, easily accessible city with no traffic and a booming economy. The housing price is relatively cheap and if you don’t own a car, you can get around with the city’s efficient transit system.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre- $925.00
1 bedroom outside of City Centre- $818.75
Thunder Bay is famous as Lakehead since it sits beside beautiful Lake Superior. Residents also have the advantage of being surrounded by national parks and wilderness. Thunder Bay airport takes you to Toronto in 90 minutes with cheap tickets year-round.
Thunder Bay has the best air quality in Ontario, as well as an excellent tap water that comes from the lake.
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre- $1,096.59
1 bedroom outside of City Centre- $890.14
Being the largest city in Saskatchewan, Saskatoon offers great education system, affordable housing and grocery, and a beautiful nature.
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre- $1,118.42
1 bedroom outside of City Centre- $999.06
Nanaimo is a beautiful seaside city in Vancouver island, British Columbia. having a mild weather (compared to most other parts of Canada), Nanaimo is ideal if you’re looking for great Post secondary institutions, fun outdoor activities, and reasonable housing prices.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre- $981.25
1 bedroom outside of City Centre- $790.00
The capital of Prince Edward Island is a small city with slightly more than 36,000 population and a European style architecture. This city is peaceful, beautiufl, and traffic simply doesn’t exist!
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre- $1,163.41
1 bedroom outside of City Centre- $1,012.27
London in Ontario is a big city with more than 404,000 people calling it home. This city offers all of the amenities you can find in any other Canadian metropolitan area and is very cheap compared to what it has to offer.
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre- $1,279.48
1 bedroom outside of City Centre- $825.80
Montreal might be the most surprising city on our list. Even though Montreal is a large city and among the top 20 best cities to live in the world, this city is too cheap and its warm people and European style of the buildings make one feel like being in paradise!
Rent per Month 1 bedroom in City Centre – $1,168.33
1 bedroom outside of City Centre – $957.14
Kitchener is famous for its high percentage of employment. If you move to this city, the chances of not finding a job is way lower compared to most other Canadian cities. The city is expanding very rapidly each year, owing it to its booming economy.
23 thoughts on “The Most Affordable Places To Live In Canada”
I plan to move to Canada if Trump wins the election in November, so I appreciate this post. Thanks for sharing.
My pleasure! You won’t regret it! It’s a fabulous country! 😊
Thanks for sharing this informative post!
Speaking of which, how are you doing these days?
I’m doing fine, but been a little busy lately and can’t maintain my website as much as I used to!
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Canada is very pretty. I have been to Montreal and Quebec. I was surprised how affordable it is to live in some of these places, much cheaper than the states.
You’re right. Montreal is just super affordable for the amenities it has to offer!
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Although I don’t have the intentions to move to Canada, Moncton captured my attention very much. My last flight from the U.S was passing above New Brunswick, and I have seen the islands from above. It was one of the amazing views I have even seen from an airplane. Plus, I love whales and that region is well-known for whale watching, globally.
Very interesting article, thank you for sharing it! 🙂
My pleasure. You probably won’t like winters over there that much but it’s just stunning in spring and summer.
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Thanks for all the great information! 🙂
Thanks for your kind comment!
So, you can also see the Northern Lights at Thunder Bay?
Yes, I heard from a friend that if you stand right beside a big lake near the city or on the highway, you can see them! I have never been there tho. I was planning to go sometime this month, but Covid cased increased and it freaked me out! lol!
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I’m sorry in advance for possibly sounding ignorant but you can see them in August? I thought they happened in the winter. Also, got any tips for finding a good place to see the Northern Lights?
Lol! You’re right! I didn’t think about the timing thing at all! Lol! Now I don’t feel as bad.
I only seen it once in Alaska with those cruises tours, but I heard there’s even a town about 2 hours from Vancouver that has it too.
Have you ever seen it?
I have never seen them before and I desperately want to! I’m researching places but also trying to figure out the timing because nature is unpredictable
I’d say Alaska tours are the best getaway for a week when this fat virus ia gone!
Their departure is from Vancouver and maybe we’d have a coffee before your trip and talk geography! Lol
I will keep that in mind and would like to take you up on your offer! Love meeting other TCKs! 😊
From what I have heard with Calgary is that it might be a possible Northern Lights location, but still not entirely sure. I have heard of a train journey you can take across Canada and you can see them. Plus, I am moving to Canada to get away from the US, so I might wait to go to Alaska lol
Lol! Alaska looked so Canadian to me! I know there are several spots to see the northern lights in Canada, but not sure which cities exactly! Maybe I should do some research and write a part about it! Lol!
Good to know about Alaska. I guess you could call it separate but equal to the US then. Lol. Just need to plan for seeing the Aurora at some point. Even so, if I am in Vancouver or you’re in Calgary, I can take you up on your offer 😊
Hey! I live in Saskatoon, and it is possible for us to see Northern Lights year-round. It is just easier to do so in the winter months because it gets dark around 4:30-5pm so there is more opportunity for viewing. It is also best to get as far away from any cities or other light pollution. Cheers!
Thanks for the info! Much appreciated 😊