Is food more expensive in Canada than in the U.S.?
The answer is — it depends.
As in the U.S., there are significant variations in food costs in different regions across the country.
事实上, the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation’s annual Report on Canadians’ Health found that there are “startling discrepancies between the cost and accessibility of basic healthy food within provinces and across the country.”
The report concluded that, “Depending on where you live, some Canadians are often paying more than double to almost six times the price for the same basic healthy food. .…For example, a package of whole-wheat pasta that cost $2.00 in Barrie, 有, 是 $7.90 in Regina, SK and $11.37 in Dawson, Yukon.”
多伦多, 蒙特利尔, 埃德蒙顿, and other larger cities fared better in this survey than many of the country’s more remote areas.
You can get the details about costs in different regions from the foundation’s 2009 Report on Canadians’ Health.
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