Average Monthly Household Expenditure – Update

Find out the latest trend for family spending across Canada

In this economic down turn, how do your family expenses fare with respect to other families? Do they spend less? Does the expenditure actually go up due to price increases?

Below is an updated version of mean monthly family expenses for all provinces and territories in Canada during year 2009.

Family Household Expense: Year 2009 | Year 2007

National Average Annual Household Expenses Year 2009

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  NL PEI NS NB QC ON NU
Total expenditures 57,605 56,896 60,867 61,212 60,125 76,577 84,439
Total current consumption 42,416 42,236 44,634 45,379 43,362 53,572 60,900
  Food 6,496 6,720 6,682 6,691 7,215 7,284 14,815
  Shelter 9,534 11,107 11,524 10,627 11,316 15,560 12,824
  Household operation 3,245 3,358 3,448 3,448 2,647 3,824 4,285
  Household furnishings & equipment 1,933 1,518 1,708 1,635 1,668 1,930 2,400
  Clothing 2,474 2,127 2,170 2,258 2,348 3,164 4,257
  Transportation 9,202 7,964 8,870 9,681 8,380 10,300 6,372
  Health care 1,777 1,929 1,800 2,246 2,183 1,718 711
  Personal care 1,022 1,065 1,031 1,016 1,073 1,294 1,220
  Recreation 3,531 2,727 3,378 3,853 3,165 3,742 6,698
  Reading materials & printed matter 165 226 228 214 196 250 143
  Education 554 915 964 849 663 1,551 N/A
  Tobacco & alcoholic beverages 1,626 1,455 1,671 1,430 1,382 1,406 4,806
  Games of chance (net amount) 234 238 281 253 207 252 452
  Miscellaneous 622 888 881 1,179 920 1,296 1,354
Personal income taxes 10,677 9,564 11,090 10,720 11,985 16,133 15,781
Personal insurance payments and pension contributions 3,381 3,581 3,681 3,671 3,904 4,807 5,198
Gifts of money and contributions 1,131 1,514 1,462 1,443 874 2,065 2,560
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  MB SK AB BC YT NWT Canada
Total expenditures 66,608 69,377 84,976 73,571 69,856 82,966 71,117
Total current consumption 46,769 49,358 59,238 55,010 50,649 58,498 50,734
  Food 6,520 6,344 7,778 7,570 7,496 9,509 7,262
  Shelter 12,203 12,440 16,153 16,336 13,897 17,848 14,095
  Household operation 3,112 3,337 4,001 3,483 3,831 3,664 3,428
  Household furnishings & equipment 1,945 1,974 2,251 2,017 1,940 2,065 1,896
  Clothing 2,577 2,648 3,395 2,878 2,586 3,198 2,841
  Transportation 9,501 10,997 11,912 9,318 8,958 10,085 9,753
  Health care 1,961 1,754 2,149 2,455 1,522 1,158 2,004
  Personal care 1,094 1,168 1,397 1,160 1,018 1,176 1,200
  Recreation 3,906 4,284 4,976 4,561 4,579 4,661 3,843
  Reading materials & printed matter 242 229 289 214 352 292 232
  Education 871 945 1,351 1,760 683 505 1,238
  Tobacco & alcoholic beverages 1,372 1,542 1,963 1,630 2,285 2,713 1,506
  Games of chance (net amount) 287 431 383 200 221 714 255
  Miscellaneous 1,177 1,265 1,239 1,426 1,291 911 1,180
Personal income taxes 13,484 13,481 18,830 13,157 12,905 17,668 14,399
Personal insurance payments and pension contributions 4,171 4,454 4,697 3,482 4,539 5,174 4,269
Gifts of money and contributions 2,185 2,083 2,212 1,922 1,762 1,626 1,715

Reference: Statistics Canada

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One Response to Average Monthly Household Expenditure – Update

  1. cvrm2013 Victoria on 2014/09/18 at 8:24 pm

    I found this extremely helpful. I’m trying to keep us within budget and knowing the averages is great thanks.

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