It’s true that many things are more expensive in Canada than they are south of the border. And while we’re also slowly closing the gap on many items that were less expensive here, there’s no reason to despair. Before you plan a shopping trip to the States, consider the things Canadians pay less for. You might be surprised! For comparison purposes, all prices are given in Canadian dollars and, except where noted, pricing information is from the online cost-of-living calculator Numbeo (note: these numbers may fluctuate as prices fluctuate).