What is a Good Salary in Canada?

What is a Good Salary in Canada?

Any salary above $54,450 per year (or $27.92 per hour, gross income) could be considered a good salary in Canada. However, the definition of a good salary depends on the province/territory where you decide to live, your lifestyle, and your monthly expenses, among other factors.

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$27.92
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Avg. Salary $71,700
Avg. Monthly Net pay $4,495
Avg. Cost of Living $3,272
Affordability Index
137.37%
Avg. Salary $81,800
Avg. Monthly Net pay $5,075
Avg. Cost of Living $3,700
Affordability Index
137.15%
Avg. Salary $54,700
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,448
Avg. Cost of Living $2,652
Affordability Index
130.01%
Avg. Salary $68,900
Avg. Monthly Net pay $4,331
Avg. Cost of Living $3,414
Affordability Index
126.85%
Avg. Salary $56,700
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,624
Avg. Cost of Living $2,865
Affordability Index
126.51%
Avg. Salary $68,800
Avg. Monthly Net pay $4,299
Avg. Cost of Living $3,511
Affordability Index
122.44%
Avg. Salary $56,800
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,680
Avg. Cost of Living $3,091
Affordability Index
119.05%
Avg. Salary $63,000
Avg. Monthly Net pay $4,028
Avg. Cost of Living $3,420
Affordability Index
117.78%
Avg. Salary $49,680
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,284
Avg. Cost of Living $2,860
Affordability Index
114.82%
Avg. Salary $55,250
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,595
Avg. Cost of Living $3,134
Affordability Index
114.71%
Avg. Salary $55,450
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,499
Avg. Cost of Living $3,062
Affordability Index
114.27%
Avg. Salary $46,880
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,023
Avg. Cost of Living $2,654
Affordability Index
113.92%
Avg. Salary $51,080
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,294
Avg. Cost of Living $2,906
Affordability Index
113.34%
Avg. Salary $64,600
Avg. Monthly Net pay $4,091
Avg. Cost of Living $3,627
Affordability Index
112.79%
Avg. Salary $52,500
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,436
Avg. Cost of Living $3,049
Affordability Index
112.7%
Avg. Salary $57,000
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,710
Avg. Cost of Living $3,348
Affordability Index
110.8%
Avg. Salary $61,150
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,910
Avg. Cost of Living $3,556
Affordability Index
109.94%
Avg. Salary $55,150
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,655
Avg. Cost of Living $3,329
Affordability Index
109.78%
Avg. Salary $54,700
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,517
Avg. Cost of Living $3,243
Affordability Index
108.45%
Avg. Salary $54,900
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,640
Avg. Cost of Living $3,386
Affordability Index
107.49%
Avg. Salary $55,450
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,625
Avg. Cost of Living $3,402
Affordability Index
106.55%
Avg. Salary $64,500
Avg. Monthly Net pay $4,108
Avg. Cost of Living $3,884
Affordability Index
105.77%
Avg. Salary $60,900
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,917
Avg. Cost of Living $3,716
Affordability Index
105.41%
Avg. Salary $62,050
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,978
Avg. Cost of Living $3,780
Affordability Index
105.24%
Avg. Salary $53,750
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,526
Avg. Cost of Living $3,386
Affordability Index
104.14%
Avg. Salary $60,050
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,872
Avg. Cost of Living $3,736
Affordability Index
103.64%
Avg. Salary $59,650
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,830
Avg. Cost of Living $3,719
Affordability Index
103%
Avg. Salary $54,050
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,543
Avg. Cost of Living $3,473
Affordability Index
102.03%
Avg. Salary $54,150
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,595
Avg. Cost of Living $3,527
Affordability Index
101.94%
Avg. Salary $46,160
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,012
Avg. Cost of Living $2,982
Affordability Index
101.01%
Avg. Salary $54,300
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,558
Avg. Cost of Living $3,545
Affordability Index
100.37%
Avg. Salary $51,000
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,365
Avg. Cost of Living $3,370
Affordability Index
99.85%
Avg. Salary $52,250
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,422
Avg. Cost of Living $3,436
Affordability Index
99.59%
Avg. Salary $52,400
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,328
Avg. Cost of Living $3,358
Affordability Index
99.11%
Avg. Salary $60,250
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,882
Avg. Cost of Living $3,938
Affordability Index
98.59%
Avg. Salary $50,120
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,202
Avg. Cost of Living $3,275
Affordability Index
97.78%
Avg. Salary $49,520
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,274
Avg. Cost of Living $3,372
Affordability Index
97.09%
Avg. Salary $50,120
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,223
Avg. Cost of Living $3,360
Affordability Index
95.92%
Avg. Salary $51,120
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,257
Avg. Cost of Living $3,415
Affordability Index
95.38%
Avg. Salary $48,040
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,233
Avg. Cost of Living $3,396
Affordability Index
95.21%
Avg. Salary $47,160
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,141
Avg. Cost of Living $3,300
Affordability Index
95.19%
Avg. Salary $44,200
Avg. Monthly Net pay $2,898
Avg. Cost of Living $3,091
Affordability Index
93.76%
Avg. Salary $51,950
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,422
Avg. Cost of Living $3,650
Affordability Index
93.74%
Avg. Salary $48,880
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,283
Avg. Cost of Living $3,508
Affordability Index
93.59%
Avg. Salary $53,750
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,526
Avg. Cost of Living $3,789
Affordability Index
93.06%
Avg. Salary $53,600
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,563
Avg. Cost of Living $3,843
Affordability Index
92.71%
Avg. Salary $52,900
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,356
Avg. Cost of Living $3,632
Affordability Index
92.39%
Avg. Salary $62,050
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,978
Avg. Cost of Living $4,309
Affordability Index
92.32%
Avg. Salary $49,720
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,333
Avg. Cost of Living $3,616
Affordability Index
92.17%
Avg. Salary $51,450
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,393
Avg. Cost of Living $3,683
Affordability Index
92.11%
Avg. Salary $49,160
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,149
Avg. Cost of Living $3,427
Affordability Index
91.89%
Avg. Salary $62,450
Avg. Monthly Net pay $4,055
Avg. Cost of Living $4,428
Affordability Index
91.59%
Avg. Salary $62,250
Avg. Monthly Net pay $4,045
Avg. Cost of Living $4,425
Affordability Index
91.41%
Avg. Salary $55,200
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,610
Avg. Cost of Living $3,963
Affordability Index
91.1%
Avg. Salary $46,440
Avg. Monthly Net pay $2,999
Avg. Cost of Living $3,319
Affordability Index
90.36%
Avg. Salary $54,500
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,616
Avg. Cost of Living $4,006
Affordability Index
90.27%
Avg. Salary $54,900
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,640
Avg. Cost of Living $4,041
Affordability Index
90.07%
Avg. Salary $50,440
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,331
Avg. Cost of Living $3,723
Affordability Index
89.46%
Avg. Salary $52,900
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,279
Avg. Cost of Living $3,685
Affordability Index
88.98%
Avg. Salary $49,080
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,145
Avg. Cost of Living $3,541
Affordability Index
88.81%
Avg. Salary $53,950
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,538
Avg. Cost of Living $3,996
Affordability Index
88.53%
Avg. Salary $51,550
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,398
Avg. Cost of Living $3,839
Affordability Index
88.52%
Avg. Salary $48,960
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,240
Avg. Cost of Living $3,707
Affordability Index
87.39%
Avg. Salary $45,400
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,033
Avg. Cost of Living $3,487
Affordability Index
86.99%
Avg. Salary $45,400
Avg. Monthly Net pay $2,942
Avg. Cost of Living $3,392
Affordability Index
86.72%
Avg. Salary $46,960
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,129
Avg. Cost of Living $3,615
Affordability Index
86.56%
Avg. Salary $44,440
Avg. Monthly Net pay $2,974
Avg. Cost of Living $3,470
Affordability Index
85.71%
Avg. Salary $44,840
Avg. Monthly Net pay $2,999
Avg. Cost of Living $3,520
Affordability Index
85.19%
Avg. Salary $57,100
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,715
Avg. Cost of Living $4,378
Affordability Index
84.85%
Avg. Salary $45,280
Avg. Monthly Net pay $2,935
Avg. Cost of Living $3,463
Affordability Index
84.75%
Avg. Salary $47,560
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,166
Avg. Cost of Living $3,742
Affordability Index
84.61%
Avg. Salary $47,880
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,186
Avg. Cost of Living $3,826
Affordability Index
83.26%
Avg. Salary $46,640
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,147
Avg. Cost of Living $3,790
Affordability Index
83.05%
Avg. Salary $45,400
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,033
Avg. Cost of Living $3,700
Affordability Index
81.98%
Avg. Salary $54,150
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,549
Avg. Cost of Living $4,387
Affordability Index
80.9%
Avg. Salary $51,500
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,438
Avg. Cost of Living $4,308
Affordability Index
79.81%
Avg. Salary $52,850
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,518
Avg. Cost of Living $4,444
Affordability Index
79.17%
Avg. Salary $48,160
Avg. Monthly Net pay $3,240
Avg. Cost of Living $4,247
Affordability Index
76.3%
* This section only shows cities with more than 50,000 population.

The Affordability Index is based on a single, non-homeowner, who owns a car.
CareerBeacon obtains its data from 3rd party services and cannot verify its accuracy. The information contained on this page is intended to be used for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace legal authority. The information contained in the demographic reports should not be relied upon for determining career and/or relocation decisions.
Rank City Avg. Salary Avg. Monthly Net pay Avg. Cost of Living Affordability Index
01
1
Aurora, Ontario $71,700 $4,495 $3,272
13737
137.37%
02
2
Oakville, Ontario $81,800 $5,075 $3,700
13714
137.15%
03
3
Gatineau, Quebec $54,700 $3,448 $2,652
13001
130.01%
04
4
Burlington, Ontario $68,900 $4,331 $3,414
12685
126.85%
05
5
Regina, Saskatchewan $56,700 $3,624 $2,865
12650
126.51%
06
6
St. Albert, Alberta $68,800 $4,299 $3,511
12244
122.44%
07
7
Edmonton, Alberta $56,800 $3,680 $3,091
11905
119.05%
08
8
Whitby, Ontario $63,000 $4,028 $3,420
11778
117.78%
09
9
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario $49,680 $3,284 $2,860
11481
114.82%
10
10
Red Deer, Alberta $55,250 $3,595 $3,134
11470
114.71%
11
11
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador $55,450 $3,499 $3,062
11427
114.27%
12
12
Sherbrooke, Quebec $46,880 $3,023 $2,654
11391
113.92%
13
13
Fredericton, New Brunswick $51,080 $3,294 $2,906
11334
113.34%
14
14
Calgary, Alberta $64,600 $4,091 $3,627
11278
112.79%
15
15
Lethbridge, Alberta $52,500 $3,436 $3,049
11270
112.7%
16
16
Newmarket, Ontario $57,000 $3,710 $3,348
11079
110.8%
17
17
Airdrie, Alberta $61,150 $3,910 $3,556
10994
109.94%
18
18
Prince George, British Columbia $55,150 $3,655 $3,329
10978
109.78%
19
19
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan $54,700 $3,517 $3,243
10845
108.45%
20
20
Kelowna, British Columbia $54,900 $3,640 $3,386
10749
107.49%
21
21
Greater Sudbury, Ontario $55,450 $3,625 $3,402
10654
106.55%
22
22
Ottawa, Ontario $64,500 $4,108 $3,884
10577
105.77%
23
23
Milton, Ontario $60,900 $3,917 $3,716
10540
105.41%
24
24
Vaughan, Ontario $62,050 $3,978 $3,780
10524
105.24%
25
25
Kingston, Ontario $53,750 $3,526 $3,386
10413
104.14%
26
26
Pickering, Ontario $60,050 $3,872 $3,736
10363
103.64%
27
27
Grande Prairie, Alberta $59,650 $3,830 $3,719
10299
103%
28
28
Sarnia, Ontario $54,050 $3,543 $3,473
10202
102.03%
29
29
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia $54,150 $3,595 $3,527
10193
101.94%
30
30
Moncton, New Brunswick $46,160 $3,012 $2,982
10101
101.01%
31
31
Ajax, Ontario $54,300 $3,558 $3,545
10036
100.37%
32
32
Thunder Bay, Ontario $51,000 $3,365 $3,370
09984
99.85%
33
33
Medicine Hat, Alberta $52,250 $3,422 $3,436
09959
99.59%
34
34
Québec City, Quebec $52,400 $3,328 $3,358
09910
99.11%
35
35
Waterloo, Ontario $60,250 $3,882 $3,938
09858
98.59%
36
36
Montreal, Quebec $50,120 $3,202 $3,275
09777
97.78%
37
37
North Bay, Ontario $49,520 $3,274 $3,372
09709
97.09%
38
38
Winnipeg, Manitoba $50,120 $3,223 $3,360
09591
95.92%
39
39
Laval, Quebec $51,120 $3,257 $3,415
09538
95.38%
40
40
Abbotsford, British Columbia $48,040 $3,233 $3,396
09520
95.21%
41
41
Brantford, Ontario $47,160 $3,141 $3,300
09519
95.19%
42
42
Saint John, New Brunswick $44,200 $2,898 $3,091
09376
93.76%
43
43
Kitchener, Ontario $51,950 $3,422 $3,650
09374
93.74%
44
44
Nanaimo, British Columbia $48,880 $3,283 $3,508
09358
93.59%
45
45
Hamilton, Ontario $53,750 $3,526 $3,789
09305
93.06%
46
46
Kamloops, British Columbia $53,600 $3,563 $3,843
09270
92.71%
47
47
Brossard, Quebec $52,900 $3,356 $3,632
09239
92.39%
48
48
Toronto, Ontario $62,050 $3,978 $4,309
09232
92.32%
49
49
Chilliwack, British Columbia $49,720 $3,333 $3,616
09216
92.17%
50
50
Cambridge, Ontario $51,450 $3,393 $3,683
09211
92.11%
51
51
Longueuil, Quebec $49,160 $3,149 $3,427
09189
91.89%
52
52
North Vancouver, British Columbia $62,450 $4,055 $4,428
09158
91.59%
53
53
Vancouver, British Columbia $62,250 $4,045 $4,425
09140
91.41%
54
54
Guelph, Ontario $55,200 $3,610 $3,963
09109
91.1%
55
55
Trois-Rivières, Quebec $46,440 $2,999 $3,319
09035
90.36%
56
56
Victoria, British Columbia $54,500 $3,616 $4,006
09026
90.27%
57
57
New Westminster, British Columbia $54,900 $3,640 $4,041
09007
90.07%
58
58
London, Ontario $50,440 $3,331 $3,723
08945
89.46%
59
59
Halifax, Nova Scotia $52,900 $3,279 $3,685
08897
88.98%
60
60
Saguenay, Quebec $49,080 $3,145 $3,541
08880
88.81%
61
61
Markham, Ontario $53,950 $3,538 $3,996
08852
88.53%
62
62
Barrie, Ontario $51,550 $3,398 $3,839
08852
88.52%
63
63
Oshawa, Ontario $48,960 $3,240 $3,707
08739
87.39%
64
64
Brampton, Ontario $45,400 $3,033 $3,487
08698
86.99%
65
65
Drummondville, Quebec $45,400 $2,942 $3,392
08672
86.72%
66
66
Peterborough, Ontario $46,960 $3,129 $3,615
08655
86.56%
67
67
Welland, Ontario $44,440 $2,974 $3,470
08571
85.71%
68
68
Niagara Falls, Ontario $44,840 $2,999 $3,520
08519
85.19%
69
69
Richmond Hill, Ontario $57,100 $3,715 $4,378
08485
84.85%
70
70
Granby, Quebec $45,280 $2,935 $3,463
08475
84.75%
71
71
St. Catharines, Ontario $47,560 $3,166 $3,742
08460
84.61%
72
72
Belleville, Ontario $47,880 $3,186 $3,826
08326
83.26%
73
73
Richmond, British Columbia $46,640 $3,147 $3,790
08304
83.05%
74
74
Windsor, Ontario $45,400 $3,033 $3,700
08198
81.98%
75
75
Mississauga, Ontario $54,150 $3,549 $4,387
08090
80.9%
76
76
Burnaby, British Columbia $51,500 $3,438 $4,308
07981
79.81%
77
77
Coquitlam, British Columbia $52,850 $3,518 $4,444
07916
79.17%
78
78
Surrey, British Columbia $48,160 $3,240 $4,247
07629
76.3%
* This section only shows cities with more than 50,000 population.

The Affordability Index is based on a single, non-homeowner, who owns a car.
CareerBeacon obtains its data from 3rd party services and cannot verify its accuracy. The information contained on this page is intended to be used for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace legal authority. The information contained in the demographic reports should not be relied upon for determining career and/or relocation decisions.