As you might have read in my previous blogs, I moved to Edmonton, AB with family in Jan 2017 and after a short stay of 3 months in Edmonton, AB, we moved to Calgary, AB in April, 2017. What I learned during this period is that your expenses may differ significantly based on the city you move within Canada or even within the province. For example, I could get a 3 bedroom detached house in Edmonton for $1,600 whereas in Calgary it was $1,900 in similar neighborhood. Not only that, I saw noticeable differences in fruits, vegetables and transit ticket prices. For example in Edmonton, a bunch of 10 adult tickets costs $25.50 and monthly pass costs $94.25 whereas it costs $32.50 and $101 in Calgary.
This page gives an idea about general expenses for a detached house in Canada. The amounts may vary slightly based on which province / city you move but the numbers would be really close except house rent.
These expenses are for a detached house. For apartment, the utilities mentioned above in row 7 would be around $80 because you’ll probably have to pay only electricity charges. Other charges such as water and heating would be part of condo fee (about $200 / month) that your house owner will have to pay.