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I don't know as data tends to show average wages/salaries per sector rather than "overall".


I saw something that said the average for all was around $20 CDN/HR.....with males being almost $3 above females overall.


Minimum wage in my province is about $7/hour though, so obviously some are making quite a lot less than that average; which shows in Canada's abysmal child poverty rates and the like (1 in 5 to 1 in 6 children live in poverty in Canada, and it is usually not as parents are not working either...). And those stats do NOT include those living on reserves where the child poverty rate is more like 1 in 2.


Here is a table of average salaries/wages in Canada by sector.


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Oh...here, this one is much better though it is "after taxes":


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A "non elderly male" earner has about $33,000 average and a "non elderly female" earner is just over $28,000 average.


The average for all unattached individuals (so elderly, not elderly) after tax is $27,000.

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i'm moving down under!


Annual average is an interesting number but probably does not tell you a whole lot until you also know what money buys. I know food, clothes and lots of consumer goods are far cheaper in the US than here. I don't know about Canada so much.


Also our annual average is probably a touch inflated by the resources boom and the huge money being paid to people working in the mines and related areas.

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Well petrol here is hovering around $1.40 per litre (sorry not good at converting to gallons). So most cars average about a 60 litre tank so somewhere around $80 per fill.


Groceries for one person, hard for me cos I always buy for 4. Give you an idea, 2 litres of milk would be $4, a loaf of bread around $2.50, tub of margarine about $1.50, fillet steak about $24 per kilogram (about 2.2 Lbs), kilo of bananas about $3.

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sounds like gas is more expensive but that's about what we pay for groceries.


yep, i want to move down there. plus you don't have to buy winter boots and pay a fortune to heat your houses in winter. brrrr..


No kidding. Our monthly heating bill is $200-250/month (older bungalow, needs insulation upgrade) ...and don't forget we have LONG winters here (our heat is on about half the year). Can't wait until we put in that heat pump (my partner works in geothermal engineering so it is cheap for us to do overall).

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LOL...but you have to run aircon about 6 months of the year!!



We run our air conditioning the other 6 months of the year (it is a lot cheaper than the heating though....)!


Well, I lie. Generally we get 4-6 weeks total per year (at beginning of spring and tail end of summer) where we can get away without running either the AC or the heat....


Manitoba...a place of extremes. Our low today was -36C. In summer we get into the 30's (I know Oz can be hotter though...but 30C is still air conditioning worthy!).

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A gallon of gas costs $2.70 here. Minimum wages is $2.50 an hour! BUT, the government minimum wage is higher, so the state has to go by that....and it's $5.35 an hour.


You can buy a really nice home here for 50K tho. lol


My last month heating bill is $300.00. It costs a lot to heat your home here.

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LOL....30s?...we are just starting to take our sweaters off!!


I know. I remember when I was down there we toured Cooper Pedy (sp?). For those that don't know, almost the entire town there is build underground (quite amazing...and there is a good chance of becoming rich as you dig a new pantry and find opals As the tour guide pointed out, one time during a heat wave of something like 50C, it dropped to 35C one day and everyone put their jumpers on...

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