Halifax is a highly affordable city in Nova Scotia. Rent prices in Toronto are 79.57% higher than in Halifax. According to Numbeo, the Nova Scotian city has a cost of living index of 69.32. The cost of rent, groceries, utilities, and transportation in Halifax could range from $1200 to $2000 per month. You can also budget an additional $300 – $400 per month if you have a child. Here is a breakdown of the expenses. Rent The average cost of rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Halifax is $794 per month, outside the city center. Rent for two bedroom apartments in Halifax can cost up to $1,000 per month while three bedroom apartments could cost up to $1,200 per month or more but this depends on the location and your family size. Utilities Utilities include electricity, water, natural gas, and even cell phones. In Halifax, utility expenses can account for $70 -$140 each month. Groceries The average household grocery in Halifax is $50 a week; this adds up to $200 a month. Transportation An adult pass in Halifax costs $78 – $80 per month. The transportation cost is even higher (up to $500) if you have a car. To learn more about Halifax, click here.