Food in Nunavut costs twice as much as Canadian average
Bureau of Statistics survey compared food prices in Nunavut with rest of Canada
People living in Nunavut don't need to be reminded they pay more for groceries than other Canadians, but the Nunavut Bureau of Statistics has released some new statistics showing exactly how much more they pay.
The territorial statistics collector sampled food and non-food item prices in all 25 Nunavut communities in March 2015. It then compared them with what Statistics Canada says is the Canadian average for those same items.
The average Canadian pays $5.03 for a 2.5-kilogram bag of white flour, while Nunavut residents pay more than double that, $13.60.
In general Nunavummiut can expect to pay around twice the price other Canadians pay for the same items.
Check out this Nunavut Bureau of Statistics comparison chart to see the price discrepancy for a number of other items.