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How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 24th, 2013, 12:25 am
by CactusMan
Here I am talking about how much you actually spend. DO NOT give me "salary" because I don't know if you mean before or after taxes. I mean "take home" pay, that is, money you actually spend.My guess is that it is like the US:MONEY YOU SPEND LIFESTYLE YOU LIVEUS$ 25,000 --> Basic survival, below this you're homeless, or need welfare if you can get itUS$ 30,000 --> Most basic normal life, you do basic stuff, "student lifestyle"US$ 50,000 --> Not bad, typical middle class, fun life, can even save some money, but nothing moreUS$ 70,000 --> Great life, all the basics covered, a lot of fun, eat out, hoes from time to time, nice car, but NOT richUS$100,000 --> Fantastic life, almost everything you reasonably want, everything normal people have, plus a 944 or sailboatAlso, I am talking about normal people. I am not, for example, talking about retired military because they have health and dental paid for, so the costs would need to be adjusted down (about $12,000 less).

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 24th, 2013, 8:25 am
by ppauper
It depends on the city, just as living in NYC costs more than living in Tuscaloosa, ALToronto and Vancouver are fairly expensive, with rents in particular high.>> hoes from time to time

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 24th, 2013, 8:38 pm
by CactusMan
For a medium sized city. How does it compare?

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 24th, 2013, 10:01 pm
by tagoma
Are you planning to move there Cactus?The very cold winters must be hard to stand for the one that is not accustomed.I mean moving from Mexico to Canada can be physically challenging.

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 24th, 2013, 10:54 pm
by CactusMan
Probably not. I do take vacations there, and really enjoy it. Stable society. Nice people.I know some people who were wondering, and I have some business opportunities there. So, I was wondering what you have to pay people so they live well there.

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 25th, 2013, 4:19 pm
by daveangel
when I saw the title of the thread I immediately assumed that the question was along the lines of "How much would you have to be offered to live in Canada?".

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 25th, 2013, 5:06 pm
by rmax
QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelwhen I saw the title of the thread I immediately assumed that the question was along the lines of "How much would you have to be offered to live in Canada?".Not enough daylight.They all live underground.They say aboot when they mean about.

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 25th, 2013, 5:11 pm
by tagoma
in other threads in the wilmott forum, many have commented girls are hot there.

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 25th, 2013, 5:14 pm
by daveangel
QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelwhen I saw the title of the thread I immediately assumed that the question was along the lines of "How much would you have to be offered to live in Canada?".Not enough daylight.They all live underground.They say aboot when they mean about.the skiing is good in some places

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 25th, 2013, 6:14 pm
by ppauper
QuoteOriginally posted by: CactusManFor a medium sized city. How does it compare?>> Probably not. I do take vacations there, and really enjoy it. so you already have an ideafor a 1 bedroom apartment, you're looking at anywhere between about $500 and $1000 per month depending on the community and how nice it is (you may find a basement for less or somewhere in TO with a gold plated lobby for more).Restaurants tend to be more expensive in Canada when you compare like-with-like (although I once knew a chinaman who lived in Edmonton who visited DC and he deduced from that that the US was more expensive than Canada).most things in stores, you may pay between 10 and 30% more in Canadian dollars than you do in US stores,and don't forget that there's a national sales tax (GST) as well as most provinces having a provincial sales taxWalmart (and now Target in Canada) tend to be more expensive than in the USalcohol and cigarettes, Canadians typically get screwed on.You're going to pay about $30 for a 24 in the beer store in Ontario

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 25th, 2013, 10:27 pm
by traderjoe1976
Canada is like paradise for young guys. I don't understand why an old person would want to move there unless it is for the free healthcare.

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 25th, 2013, 11:26 pm
by dd3
QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardin other threads in the wilmott forum, many have commented girls are hot there.I dated a girl from Saskatchewan for a while. Fun but hectic. I also lived in Vancouver for a few months about 10 years ago, great city but a bit expensive and surprisingly Asian. Weather similar to London and a lot of very attractive women there. Large porn industry. Marijuana is tolerated but not legal.

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 27th, 2013, 1:04 am
by CactusMan
QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CactusManFor a medium sized city. How does it compare?>> Probably not. I do take vacations there, and really enjoy it. so you already have an ideafor a 1 bedroom apartment, you're looking at anywhere between about $500 and $1000 per month depending on the community and how nice it is (you may find a basement for less or somewhere in TO with a gold plated lobby for more).Restaurants tend to be more expensive in Canada when you compare like-with-like (although I once knew a chinaman who lived in Edmonton who visited DC and he deduced from that that the US was more expensive than Canada).most things in stores, you may pay between 10 and 30% more in Canadian dollars than you do in US stores,and don't forget that there's a national sales tax (GST) as well as most provinces having a provincial sales taxWalmart (and now Target in Canada) tend to be more expensive than in the USalcohol and cigarettes, Canadians typically get screwed on.You're going to pay about $30 for a 24 in the beer store in OntarioSo, how would these values compare. What would the values be for Canada? Replace the values with the values for Canada.Sounds like a little more, but not much. My impression is that Canadians live a more relaxed life and do things on their own, so you don't burn money there like you do in the US.MONEY YOU SPEND LIFESTYLE YOU LIVEUS$ 25,000 --> Basic survival, below this you're homeless, or need welfare if you can get itUS$ 30,000 --> Most basic normal life, you do basic stuff, "student lifestyle"US$ 50,000 --> Not bad, typical middle class, fun life, can even save some money, but nothing moreUS$ 70,000 --> Great life, all the basics covered, a lot of fun, eat out, hoes from time to time, nice car, but NOT richUS$100,000 --> Fantastic life, almost everything you reasonably want, everything normal people have, plus a 944 or sailboat

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 27th, 2013, 8:39 am
by ppauper
QuoteOriginally posted by: CactusManQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CactusManFor a medium sized city. How does it compare?>> Probably not. I do take vacations there, and really enjoy it. so you already have an ideafor a 1 bedroom apartment, you're looking at anywhere between about $500 and $1000 per month depending on the community and how nice it is (you may find a basement for less or somewhere in TO with a gold plated lobby for more).Restaurants tend to be more expensive in Canada when you compare like-with-like (although I once knew a chinaman who lived in Edmonton who visited DC and he deduced from that that the US was more expensive than Canada).most things in stores, you may pay between 10 and 30% more in Canadian dollars than you do in US stores,and don't forget that there's a national sales tax (GST) as well as most provinces having a provincial sales taxWalmart (and now Target in Canada) tend to be more expensive than in the USalcohol and cigarettes, Canadians typically get screwed on.You're going to pay about $30 for a 24 in the beer store in OntarioSo, how would these values compare. What would the values be for Canada? Replace the values with the values for Canada.Sounds like a little more, but not much. My impression is that Canadians live a more relaxed life and do things on their own, so you don't burn money there like you do in the US.MONEY YOU SPEND LIFESTYLE YOU LIVEUS$ 25,000 --> Basic survival, below this you're homeless, or need welfare if you can get itUS$ 30,000 --> Most basic normal life, you do basic stuff, "student lifestyle"US$ 50,000 --> Not bad, typical middle class, fun life, can even save some money, but nothing moreUS$ 70,000 --> Great life, all the basics covered, a lot of fun, eat out, hoes from time to time, nice car, but NOT richUS$100,000 --> Fantastic life, almost everything you reasonably want, everything normal people have, plus a 944 or sailboatI'd sayCDN$ 30,000 --> Basic survival, below this you're homeless, or need welfare if you can get itCDN$ 40,000 --> Most basic normal life, you do basic stuff, "student lifestyle"CDN$ 60,000 --> Not bad, typical middle class, fun life, can even save some money, but nothing moreCDN$ 85,000 --> Great life, all the basics covered, a lot of fun, eat out, hoes from time to time, nice car, but NOT richCDN$120,000 --> Fantastic life, almost everything you reasonably want, everything normal people have, plus a 944 or sailboat

How Much to Live in Canada?

Posted: March 29th, 2013, 5:27 pm
by CactusMan
Thanks, that's useful.