Canada: average annual household expenditure in 2017 by category

This statistic depicts the average annual household expenditure per consumer unit in Canada in 2017, distinguished by type of expense. In 2017, Canadian households spent an average of 18,637 Canadian dollars on shelter which includes rent, mortgage payments, repairs and maintenance costs, property taxes and utilities.

Average annual household expenditure in Canada in 2017, by category

Expenditure in Canadian dollars
Income taxes14,993
Food expenditures8,527
Personal insurance payments and pension contributions5,137
Household operations4,827
Clothing and accessories3,430
Health care2,579
Household furnishings and equipment2,314
Gifts of money, support payments and charitable contributions2,218
Miscellaneous expenditures1,785
Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages1,497
Personal care1,300
Games of chance200
Reading materials and other printed matter158
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Release date

December 2018



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