cost of living


Vancouver Is the Second-Least Affordable Place to Live on the Planet, Study Says

Toronto is only the 11th most expensive place to live according to urban planning company demographia.
Anne Gaviola

Nearly Half of Canadians Are $200 Away From Being Broke

Higher cost of living leaves barely any financial wiggle room, experts say higher interest rates spell trouble.
Anne Gaviola

The Very Strong Case For Moving the Hell Out of Toronto

With rent prices skyrocketing and telecommuting becoming more common, many young people are finding a better life in smaller places.
Tiffy Thompson

How Six People Bought a Million-Dollar House Together

We find out how and why a group of six friends pooled their money together to buy a million-dollar house in one of Canada's hottest real estate markets.
VICE Staff
Money Goals

Five Badass Homes for $15,000 and Up for People Who Refuse to Pay Mortgages

Home prices are at a record high. Instead of giving up on ever owning a house or committing to a monster mortgage, consider these alternative housing options.
Evie Carrick
be your own boss

How to Decide Where to Start Your Online Business

Thinking of ditching your 9-5 to be your own your boss? Here are a few key things to consider.
Anne Gaviola

The Truth About How Much Happiness Money Can Buy

Yes, money helps you like your life, but how much you enjoy it depends on how you get it and how you spend it.
Paulette Perhach

Half of all renters in Toronto spend more on housing than they can afford

47 percent of Toronto households spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent
Vanmala Subramaniam

Group of Toronto Striking Renters Declare Victory

The landlord of a Parkdale building has backed down on their rent increase demands following the two-month-long strike.
Allison Tierney
cost of living

It's time for Canada to get rid of the RRSP

It is a savings scheme that benefits everyone except the people it was designed to protect
Andray Domise
minimum wage

Relax, Ontario’s minimum wage increase will not lead to massive job losses

Alarmist rhetoric on minimum wage hike due to misinterpretation of facts, say economists
Vanmala Subramaniam
minimum wage

Sunset Grill employees say chain is punishing them for Ontario’s minimum wage hike

Servers say a new tip pooling policy introduced by management negates their wage increase
Andray Domise