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With prices soaring across the country and interest rates steadily holding at historic lows, it seems like the Canadian real estate market is on everyone’s mind right now. Whether you’re looking for a starter home in New Brunswick or an investment property in Toronto or Vancouver, the cost of purchasing and maintaining a property can often seem overwhelming. To help you plan out an upcoming move, determine whether you’ve saved up enough to purchase a home in your city, or to help you decide whether homeownership is even an option, we’ve created an infographic that breaks down, by major Canadian city, the cost of owning a home and how much income you’ll need to earn.

Average House PriceAverage Monthly Mortgage PaymentMedian Family IncomeHouse Price Change Y/Y (2020 – 2021)
Calgary$436,800$1,572$109,1006.2%
Vancouver$1,123,300$2156$98,6009.4%
Edmonton $330,200$1,474$104,1004.4%
Regina$258,800$1,362$96,0809.5%
Saskatoon$314,300$1,326$96,3208.2%
Winnipeg$306,800$1,194$83,90012.1%
Ottawa$611,900$1,423$104,10029.1%
Toronto$918,883$2,103$93,20012%
Montreal$474,000$1,274$83,30022.4%
Halifax$370,271$1,248$92,13012%
St.John’s$265,600$934$100,1503.0%
Cost of Buying a House in Canada

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Caitlin Wood is the Editor-in-Chief at Loans Canada and specializes in personal finance. She is a graduate of Dawson College and Concordia University and has been working in the personal finance industry for over eight years. Caitlin has covered various subjects such as debt, credit, and loans. Her work has been published on Zoocasa, GoDaddy, and deBanked. She believes that education and knowledge are the two most important factors in the creation of healthy financial habits. She also believes that openly discussing money and credit, and the responsibilities that come with them can lead to better decisions and a greater sense of financial security.

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