Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada
Reload this Page >

Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Old Mar 16th 2017, 2:23 pm
  #91  
Assimilated Pauper
 
dbd33's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 38,555
dbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

99s.

It is extraordinarily expensive to obtain an ice cream cone and a flake here.
dbd33 is offline  
Old Mar 16th 2017, 4:47 pm
  #92  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 962
Shakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
99s.

It is extraordinarily expensive to obtain an ice cream cone and a flake here.

So you're saying you've got 99s problems but the *beep* isn't one?
Shakyuk is offline  
Old Mar 16th 2017, 6:02 pm
  #93  
Assimilated Pauper
 
dbd33's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 38,555
dbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by Shakyuk View Post
So you're saying you've got 99s problems but the *beep* isn't one?
Oh no, I'm rich bitch, I want a 99, I eat a 99.
dbd33 is offline  
Old Mar 16th 2017, 6:58 pm
  #94  
BE Forum Addict
 
jamesmc's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: MB rural.
Posts: 1,001
jamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond reputejamesmc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

car insurance lots cheaper in the uk was only paying 100 odd pounds full comp...now $1200 ,,,uk was a new diesel car ..Canada gmc sierra,(but Toyota echo was $1000) and gluten free food a good 50+% cheaper in the uk than here. work boots lots more expensive in Canada.
jamesmc is offline  
Old Mar 16th 2017, 7:43 pm
  #95  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 962
Shakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
Oh no, I'm rich bitch, I want a 99, I eat a 99.
I am but a man amongst Gods...
Shakyuk is offline  
Old Mar 16th 2017, 10:43 pm
  #96  
Assimilated Pauper
 
dbd33's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 38,555
dbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by Shakyuk View Post
I am but a man amongst Gods...
Well, in truth, I share a 99 not getting much of the flake. But making a 99 does feel like something a rich person would do, maybe even use Haagen-Dazs.
dbd33 is offline  
Old Mar 16th 2017, 11:10 pm
  #97  
BE Forum Addict
 
ChrisBan's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,018
ChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond reputeChrisBan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by beckiwoo View Post
Really? I always thought Starbucks worked out the same or cheaper out here
Yeah, or at least inline with CDN prices. Compared to British based coffee shops like Nero or Costa, it's on average 10% more expensive.
ChrisBan is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2017, 4:11 am
  #98  
.
 
Oink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 20,040
Oink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by wasss View Post
I am moving to Canada just over a month's time and curious to know what things are cheaper in the UK and Canada?

I've read clothes and over the counter drugs like ibuprofen are cheaper in the UK, anything else?
In the UK: Your soul.

In Canada: Girls

Last edited by Oink; Mar 17th 2017 at 4:13 am.
Oink is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2017, 9:50 am
  #99  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 962
Shakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
Well, in truth, I share a 99 not getting much of the flake. But making a 99 does feel like something a rich person would do, maybe even use Haagen-Dazs.

The perils of having a female companion... they have a chocolate gravity field and a never ending appetite for consumption...
Shakyuk is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2017, 9:55 pm
  #100  
limey party pooper
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 9,351
bats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by withabix View Post
Decent stuff is about $35-$50 in Canada.

I took some over as a gift, only to find the same bottle was about 25% cheaper in the UK
I buy good syrup for $24 at the sugar bush.
bats is online now  
Old Mar 17th 2017, 11:02 pm
  #101  
Oscar nominated
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 35,059
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by withabix View Post
As for 'Council Tax', at my last house in the UK it was a fraction of the $6000 that I pay here in a 'standard' single family home
I remember commenting several years ago that the tax on my 2 bed terraced home in Bristol was only slightly less than the 4-bed detached home with double plot here.

Curious, I just looked up the old house and it's still similar. Current exchange rate puts the Moncton one at $50 more for the year.

I wonder what the UK council tax would be if they had to include a Canadian snow clearing budget.
BristolUK is offline  
Old Mar 18th 2017, 1:19 pm
  #102  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Location: Done with condescending old hags
Posts: 1,194
Vulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Curious, I just looked up the old house and it's still similar. Current exchange rate puts the Moncton one at $50 more for the year.:
Most councils froze council tax from 2010-2015, because they were only allowed to raise it by a maximum of 2%, and if they didn't raise it at all, Government gave them a grant of 1%. So they took the 1% raise-equivalent and the public glow of "no rise!".

I think some of them are now realising how many million quid a year more they'd have if they'd done 2%, as they contemplate the cuts they have to make to balance budgets.
Vulcanoid is offline  
Old Mar 20th 2017, 10:00 am
  #103  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 962
Shakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond reputeShakyuk has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Originally Posted by Oink View Post
In the UK: Your soul.

In Canada: Girls

interesting!


Although in Wigan there's many girls that are yours for the price of a kebab with garlic mayo...
Shakyuk is offline  
Old Mar 20th 2017, 10:13 pm
  #104  
I need a walk
 
Stinkypup's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Okanagan
Posts: 4,895
Stinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond reputeStinkypup has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

I did a weekly shop in Tesco with my mum- dutiful son and all that- I reckon most food is cheaper in the UK, you can buy alcohol in Tesco, good range of beers in the store- I bought a massive bag of Wotsits and another one of Quavers- marmite- big pot, way cheaper- mini pup stocked up with Caramels and Dairy Milk and Mr Kiplings fondant fancies
Stinkypup is offline  
Old Mar 20th 2017, 10:20 pm
  #105  
limey party pooper
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 9,351
bats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond reputebats has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Things that are cheaper in the UK vs Canada?

Sanitary towels, pads,and the like are cheaper in the uk.
bats is online now  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.