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Cost of living??

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me and my wife and 3 year old are immigrating to Canada, my working visa is in place, all i need now is a couple of answers

what is you month to month costs?
ie. food, car installments, housing/rent, communication, etc..
I am a network/IT administrator, what type of salary am i looking at?
my wife is an admin/accounting person what type of salary should she expect?

Where is a good place to live?
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Some questions back at you.

What type of visa do you have?
What do you do for a living?
Working permit / visa
i am in IT, 7 years experience, and for 2 of those i have been a IT Manager
Housing is the biggest variable. Renting right now is a smart option if there's affordable rental stock in the community you're moving to. Petrol is less expensive than Europe. Vancouver's housing is expensive, but there's good public transport to many parts of the metro area. Public schools are generally excellent, but you will often have "fees" for activities that you will have to pay.

Food prices vary across the country: cheese is stoopidly expensive and not very good compared to Europe.
i was looking into going somewhere like Calgary,
petrol is going to be a bonus if it's cheaper
and i don't really eat a lot of cheese(lol)
Hi jcvnstdn

You may find this cost of living comparison website helpful ...

This site will give you an idea of what wages to expect for different locations in Canada ...

Hope they help answer some of your questions. :)
thanks!gives me a rough idea of what to expect!
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