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The cost of living in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is very comparable to other communities and regions of its size. Operating costs are lower here than in other parts of Ontario, according to Ontario East Economic Development Commission statistics.

Corporate tax rates are lower than those in the United States. There are lower labour and facilities costs so you have a lower overall cost of operation. KPMG has calculated operating costs in Toronto to be 12.3% higher than those of Ontario East and Leeds and Grenville. Costs in Montreal can be approximately 9% higher.

More information about the average residential change for properties in Leeds Grenville can be found on the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation website. Leeds Grenville is located in Region #2 (which includes Lanark County). The Region #2 office is located at 108 Waltham Road, Unit A, Brockville.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI, April 2017) rose 1.9 % compared with April 2016.

  • Food prices dropped 1.4 % over April 2016.
  • Household operations, furnishings and equipment rose 1.4%
  • Shelter costs increased by 2.8%.
  • Transportation costs rose 4.4%.
  • Energy prices rose by 7.7%
  • Clothing and footwear dropped by 3.6%.
  • Health and Personal care products rose by 2.2 %.
  • Recreation, education and reading costs rose by 3.6%.
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products rose by 2.2 %.

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 326-0020. For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact the Dissemination Unit (toll-free 1-866-230-2248; 613-951-9606; fax: 613-951-2848;, Consumer Prices Division.

This page was updated in June 2017.