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Is it more expensive to live in Canada or the US?
Rounding it up
Overall, Canada is more affordable than the US, but the US has a higher median income.
Comparing the cost of living in both countries is tricky because living costs vary dramatically within each city.
It’s important to consider the hidden costs and savings of public goods and services when comparing costs of living.
If you want a more accurate cost of living comparison, it’s better to compare two cities or towns in the US and Canada.
Gaby Pilson is a writer, educator, travel guide, and lover of all things personal finance. She’s passionate about helping people feel empowered to take control of their financial lives by making investing, budgeting, and money-saving resources accessible to everyone.