Manitoba is one of the most affordable places in Canada
Homes, auto insurance, electricity, university or college tuition – all are available in Manitoba at the lowest prices in Canada. In fact, a family of five earning $75,000 per year is left with about $25,000 per year more, after paying the basic personal costs of taxes, housing, insurance and utilities, than the same family in Ontario.
Housing in Manitoba
Some people rent houses or apartments. Others buy a home and pay a mortgage either one or twice a month. One of the many benefits of buying or renting in Winnipeg is that the cost is among the lowest in Canada. Buying a house in Winnipeg is cheaper than Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and most other major Canadian cities.
Houses in Manitoba are spacious and well-built. There is a mix of brand new houses and others that are over 100 years old. Most houses feature a large front and/or backyard where families can enjoy time outdoors. Many apartment buildings are located near parks or other green spaces that feature trees, fields, and sports facilities.
Did you know?
- Manitoba houses feature stable, affordable prices, and are some of the best values in Canada.
- Neighbourhoods in Winnipeg and across Manitoba often organize community events – street fairs, yard sales, barbecues, etc.
- Most people in Manitoba travel by car. Winnipeg and Brandon both have bus services that are cheap, clean and reliable.
- The cost of gasoline and car insurance in Manitoba is cheap relative to the rest of Canada.
- There are many places to park your car for free in Winnipeg and throughout the rest of Manitoba. Most houses include a garage to park your car.
Manitoba by the numbers
- Costs: Information on consumer prices, housing, food, transportation, commuting, taxes
- Manitoba Economic Highlights: This PDF has information on gross domestic product, consumer price index, employment, earnings, population and migration, manufacturing, farming, retail sales, investment, exports and housing starts.
- Winnipeg’s Economic Advantage: This PDF brochure has facts about Winnipeg’s the strategic advantages that makes the city’s economy diverse and strong.
- hometrader.ca: Look up house and apartment prices in Winnipeg area
- Budget Calculator: Use this interactive tool to see what would be your household expenses based on actual cost of living figures based on the income you can expect to earn in Manitoba.
- Salary and wages: Use the Working in Manitoba Tool to find information about salaries and wages for specific occupations in Manitoba.
Best province in Canada
See how spending and income in Manitoba compares to other provinces.