Have you ever wondered where the cheapest places to live in Canada are? Well we’ve put together a list of the 5 Cheapest Places to Live in Canada which shows the average house price for each city and gives a brief overview of that city.
1. Moncton, N.B.
Average House Price: $158,561
Located in Westmorland County in southeastern New Brunswick, Moncton has gained the nickname “Hub City” because of its central location. With a population of over 69,000, Readers Digest called it the most polite city in Canada.
2. Windsor-Essex, ON
Average House Price: $174,396
Located in the southern most tip of Ontario and separated by the Detroit River, Windsor is located south of Detroit, Michigan in the United States. Windsor is known as “The City of Roses” and residents are known as Windsorites. It is the only city in Canada that looks north to the United States.
3. Saint John, NB
Average House Price: $182,129
Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick and the second largest in the maritimes. It’s located on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy. In 2011 it boasted a population of 127,761, which is a 4.4% increase over its 2006 figure.
4. Thunder Bay, ON
Average House Price: $199,642
Thunder Bay is the most populated city in northwestern Ontario with a population of 108,359. The city was populated during the 17th century with a French fur trading post, and eventually flourished into a very important transportation hub for early traders. Today, Thunder Bay is no longer known for its fur trading; it’s known as a hub for knowledge-based industries in the fields of molecular medicine and genomics.
5. Lethbridge, AB
Average House Price: $239,097
As Alberta’s fourth largest city (by population) behind Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer; Lethbridge is the commercial, financial, transportation and industrial center of southern Alberta. The city is located by the Canadian Rockies, the city experiences a milder climate than most places in Alberta. The city’s economy is based health, education, and hospitality.
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