I came across this site when approached by one of it’s people. I thought it was a very cool tool for people looking to relocate or travel. It allows them to see the buying power of their dollar and to budget trips. I asked PriceWiki to write the following article to allow us to learn more about their services. It was written by Märt Parker who is one of the founders of pricewiki.com.
“I’m a budget conscious backpacker and like to travel around the world. When doing my initial research before going to a new place I found it hard to get price info about everyday items in my destination country. So, I decided to build a wiki page and make it available for everyone.”
What is the cost of living in Canada?
What does Canada have to offer its citizens and permanent residents? How about lower prices / rates for food, utilities, gas, cab fares and automobiles. Canada is one of the wealthiest countries in the developed world, and yet individuals from Europe, the UK, the US and elsewhere are consistently astounded by Canada’s lower cost of living. The government plays a significant role in keeping costs down for Canadians; it employs a number of successful social programs that help people pay for all manner of living expenses. In fact, it has been estimated that the Canadian government currently pays around 70% of their citizen’s healthcare costs annually. And if all of that wasn’t enough, the government even uses a sliding-scale tax system which allows lower income or financially burdened families to pay less in order to help them achieve a more comfortable standard of living.
If you’re interested the costs of specific Canadian goods or services then you should head over to pricewiki.com. This website allows guests to post their own prices, comments, and observations for nearly anything you can spend money on; the information is then tallied and saved for anyone else to access for their own reference. Think of it as user feedback for real-life, organized by country and city.
To see specific information about goods or services in Canada visit: http://www.pricewiki.com/prices/canada/
Other countries and cities on pricewiki.com have much more developed databases than Canada currently features. If you have a few seconds, feel free to offer up some of your own consumer knowledge and wisdom while you’re there.