Winnipeg is one of the least expensive cities in western Canada. It was ranked in 2012 by KPMG as the least expensive place to do business in western Canada. Winnipeg is a prairie city and like most other prairie cities, it has a low cost of living. The cost of rent, groceries, utilities, and transportation in Winnipeg 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 monthly rental cost in the south end of Winnipeg is $450 - $550 but this depends on the house. The cost of a one-bedroom apartment in Winnipeg range from $1000 to $1400 per month and the cost of a two-bedroom apartment could range from $1200 to $1600 per month.
Utilities - Utilities include electricity, water, natural gas, and even cell phones. In Winnipeg, utility expenses can account for $70 -$140 each month.
Groceries - The average household grocery in Winnipeg is $50 a week; this adds up to $200 a month.
Transportation - An adult pass in Winnipeg costs $100 per month. The transportation cost is even higher (up to $500) if you have a car. To learn more about Winnipeg, click here.