Table 4
Market Basket Measure thresholds for reference family of two adults and two children1, 2, by MBM region

Table 4
Market Basket Measure thresholds for reference family of two adults and two children by MBM region
Table summary
This table displays the results of market basket measure thresholds for reference family of two adults and two children. This information is grouped MBM region (appearing as row headers) and by 2000 to 2010 (appearing as column headers), calculated using current dollars as a unit of measure.
MBM RegionNote 3 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Current dollars
Newfoundland and Labrador
Rural 23,884 24,365 24,760 24,938 25,730 26,569 27,621 28,356 29,978 31,137 32,602
Less than 30,000 25,177 25,664 26,071 26,258 27,026 27,854 28,882 29,614 31,205 32,382 33,919
St. John's 23,514 24,169 24,640 25,086 25,601 26,354 27,782 28,245 29,753 31,665 32,319
Prince Edward Island
Rural 22,641 23,387 23,832 24,090 24,969 26,026 27,229 27,582 28,947 30,391 31,419
Less than 30,000 24,422 25,181 25,671 25,970 26,828 27,879 29,108 29,477 30,826 32,353 33,469
Charlottetown 25,312 26,081 26,545 26,827 27,657 28,690 29,923 30,301 31,649 31,470 32,244
Nova Scotia
Rural 23,086 23,780 24,030 24,326 24,885 26,033 27,054 27,980 29,655 30,850 31,826
Less than 30,000 24,785 25,490 25,818 26,192 26,793 28,009 29,073 29,991 31,637 32,862 33,887
30,000 - 99,999 22,440 23,060 23,417 23,761 24,213 25,186 26,464 27,187 28,798 30,567 31,238
Halifax 24,002 24,745 25,188 25,585 26,179 26,963 28,092 28,756 30,062 31,815 32,303
Cape Breton 22,152 22,887 23,317 23,597 24,091 24,836 25,975 26,673 28,123 29,847 30,808
New Brunswick
Rural 23,350 24,004 24,532 25,063 25,518 26,371 27,539 27,691 29,102 30,638 31,808
Less than 30,000 24,652 25,322 25,847 26,376 26,798 27,723 28,873 29,037 30,451 32,005 33,204
30,000 - 99,999 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ..: not available for a specific reference period 27,260 28,399 28,560 29,971 31,518 32,710
Fredericton 22,962 23,629 24,314 24,869 25,420 26,494 27,932 28,515 30,042 31,752 32,381
Saint John 22,435 23,317 23,829 24,076 24,618 25,491 27,010 27,109 28,619 30,512 31,168
Moncton 22,816 23,689 23,957 24,193 24,642 25,472 27,012 27,388 28,854 30,425 30,872
Québec
Rural 21,391 22,398 22,350 22,307 22,868 23,858 24,746 25,205 26,915 28,321 28,944
Less than 30,000 22,413 23,420 23,372 23,319 23,869 24,850 25,733 26,186 27,881 29,290 29,935
30,000 - 99,999 20,500 21,488 21,703 21,692 22,105 22,901 24,025 24,403 26,017 27,874 28,197
100,000 – 499,999 21,052 22,102 22,224 22,262 22,794 23,642 24,749 25,154 26,743 28,597 28,944
Québec City 21,385 22,491 22,805 23,009 23,473 24,212 25,362 25,798 27,349 28,946 29,274
Montréal 21,641 22,699 22,943 23,267 23,980 24,808 26,041 26,537 28,091 29,869 30,417
Ontario
Rural 22,109 22,920 23,082 23,349 24,326 25,492 26,314 26,326 27,756 28,775 29,221
Less than 30,000 23,216 24,042 24,244 24,534 25,500 26,668 27,486 27,499 28,904 29,935 30,402
30,000 - 99,999 21,244 22,145 22,538 22,772 23,708 25,007 26,029 25,636 26,620 27,941 28,256
100,000 – 499,999 22,449 23,360 23,764 24,087 24,741 25,535 26,560 26,591 28,044 29,303 29,510
Ottawa 24,829 25,786 26,116 26,224 26,742 27,592 28,449 28,432 29,797 31,412 32,155
Hamilton/ Burlington 21,654 22,362 23,087 23,442 24,106 24,841 26,068 26,000 27,907 29,252 30,014
Toronto 24,802 25,792 26,420 26,782 27,326 28,047 29,163 29,509 31,129 32,503 33,177
Manitoba
Rural 21,253 22,164 22,419 22,987 23,478 24,411 25,043 25,855 27,246 28,745 28,740
Less than 30,000 22,473 23,407 23,727 24,353 24,877 25,863 26,544 27,375 28,779 30,327 30,387
Brandon 20,602 21,534 22,168 22,940 23,393 24,115 25,029 25,870 26,936 28,884 28,824
Winnipeg 21,379 22,291 22,765 23,167 23,741 24,415 25,514 26,126 27,444 29,333 29,357
Saskatchewan
Rural 21,882 22,601 22,505 23,146 23,921 24,516 25,520 26,558 28,562 30,162 30,309
Less than 30,000 22,795 23,524 23,467 24,137 24,917 25,533 26,554 27,550 29,545 31,247 31,498
30,000 - 99,999 20,953 21,607 21,728 22,453 23,224 23,606 24,754 25,551 27,306 29,402 29,494
Saskatoon 22,188 23,279 23,549 24,018 24,552 24,867 26,071 26,750 28,469 30,689 31,072
Regina 21,613 22,243 22,752 23,194 23,789 24,226 25,406 26,270 27,975 29,778 29,875
Alberta
Rural 22,647 23,625 23,693 24,300 24,534 24,705 25,960 27,332 29,228 30,602 30,912
Less than 30,000 24,058 25,081 25,247 25,934 26,200 26,422 27,666 29,078 31,083 32,551 32,851
30,000 - 99,999 22,809 23,777 24,080 24,716 24,865 24,862 26,192 27,455 29,386 31,225 31,356
Edmonton 22,781 23,627 24,022 24,569 24,974 25,606 26,967 27,759 29,685 31,498 31,120
Calgary 23,468 24,517 25,140 25,839 26,042 26,774 28,068 29,281 31,007 32,783 32,502
British Columbia
Rural 25,070 24,520 24,121 23,900 25,101 25,692 26,329 26,886 28,217 29,374 29,849
Less than 30,000 25,998 25,461 25,114 24,943 26,177 26,808 27,482 28,056 29,409 30,602 31,107
30,000 - 99,999 23,960 23,335 23,191 23,139 24,297 24,732 25,640 26,011 27,241 28,748 28,973
100,000 – 499,999 22,805 23,690 23,994 24,662 25,163 25,663 26,963 27,596 28,937 30,501 30,711
Vancouver 24,167 24,955 25,332 25,738 26,209 26,823 28,002 28,418 30,038 31,414 31,789
1 To convert to other family sizes, divide these values by 2 (the square root of the reference family size of four persons) and then multiply by the square root of the desired family size.
2 The shelter component of the MBM thresholds is being reviewed by HRSDC.
3 Rural: rural areas located outside a Census Metropolitan Area or Census Agglomeration. Can include some small population centres.
Less than 30,000: Census Agglomeration or population centres less than 10,000 inhabitants.
30,000 - 99,999: Census Agglomeration between 30,000 - 99,999 inhabitants.
100,000 – 499,999: Census Metropolitan Area between 100,000 – 499,999 inhabitants.
Specific city name refers to the population within the CMA or CA.
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