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Table 1 Average annual expenditures on shelter components in select CMAs
Water, fuel,
Property
Annual shelter
Proportion
Rent
Mortgage
electricity
taxes
costs
of renters1

 
$
%
 
Toronto 9,370 12,080 3,210 3,170 12,730 28.1
Calgary 7,820 10,190 2,680 1,880 11,640 24.3
Vancouver 8,790 12,180 1,970 2,230 11,520 33.3
Ottawa
F
9,460 2,510 3,060 10,950
F
Victoria 7,740 12,130 1,320 2,030 10,880 33.9
Edmonton 7,430 8,320 2,680 1,930 9,790 24
Canada 7,040 8,680 2,330 2,190 9,390 28.1
Saskatoon 5,950 7,210 2,620 2,450 9,280 26.3
Halifax 6,930 7,640 2,230 1,780 8,930 29.7
St. John’s 5,280 7,700 2,580 1,470 8,540 20.9
Regina 5,470 5,960 2,520 2,310 8,470 23.9
Montréal 6,430 6,850 1,670 2,750 8,310 45.5
Saint John 5,410 E 7,560 2,470 1,430 7,970 28 E
Winnipeg 5,810 5,610 2,350 2,300 7,940 24.9
Québec 6,770 5,250 1,520 2,190 7,530 40.8
             
Towns (under 100,000) 5,620 7,110 2,220 1,700 7,750 19.2
Rural areas 5,260 6,820 2,370 1,360 6,870 4.7

1 Excludes those in subsidized housing.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Household Spending, 2004