Some Halifax related Stats

Important to see the city to city stats, to as the provincial stats are so poor, and don’t really paint the picture of how Halifax is doing.

All figures Statscan unless indicated.  Updated Feb 19, 2016 with latest available statistics.

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates – 3 month moving average (January 2016):
Halifax 6.5%
Montreal 8.7%
Toronto 7.0%
Vancouver 5.7%

Youth unemployment rate (Feb 2016/April 2015)
Nova Scotia 15.4 / 16.0%
Quebec 13.8 / 13.6%
Ontario 13.7 / 15.2%
BC 13.1 / 14.5%

Median family income (2013)
Halifax $82,510
Montreal $73,250
Toronto $72,830
Vancouver $73,390

Median person not in census families (2013)
Halifax $23,900
Montreal $21,200
Toronto $22,900
Vancouver $24,100

Average Tax Rate income (total taxes payable divided by total employment income) (2015) (Combined Federal/Provincial Income Taxes Payable (Refundable) on Employment Income by Province/Territory – Source here)
Halifax (NS) 18.3%
Montreal (QC) 15.7%
Toronto (ON) 13.2%
Vancouver (BC) 19.2%

Consumer Price Index by City (December 2015)
Halifax 127.7
Montreal 124.7
Toronto 128.7
Vancouver 122.4

Average Monthly Rent for Two-Bedroom Apartments CHMC data(2014)
Halifax 1005
Montreal 739
Toronto 1251
Vancouver 1311

Average House Price (CREA January 2016)
Vancouver $1,083,177
Toronto $631,092
Montreal $337,894
Halifax $262,027

Median Property Tax for All Single Detached Houses in 2014 (Calgary Residential Property Taxes and Utility Charges Survey 2014)
Halifax $2263
Montreal not available
Toronto $3947
Vancouver $3107

Total Property Tax Levy Per Person in 2014 (Calgary Residential Property Taxes and Utility Charges Survey 2014)
Halifax $1596
Montreal not available
Toronto $2056
Vancouver $1976

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