The bright lights of Vancouver or Toronto may beckon, but when you’re young, does it really make sense to live in one of Canada’s most expensive cities? In our quest to find the cities and towns that would be good options if you want to save some money, we used data from Numbeo to look at the cost of rent and utilities for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre, where the action is. Because you’d obviously like to go out and meet people, we also considered the price of a half-litre of draft beer in a restaurant or bar.
Considering that working remotely is becoming more widespread, we didn’t focus too much on job opportunities and salaries, but we did check that there are other millennials and Gen Z living in that city too. With that, these are the most affordable cities in Canada for young people.