Cost of Living
The cost of living in Whitehorse is generally higher than in southern Canadian communities. It is lower on average, however, than the cost of living elsewhere in the Yukon or in communities in many parts of northern Canada.
Yukon and Canada Earnings
Comparing 2010 to 2011, earnings for Yukon employees (including overtime and excluding unclassified businesses) increased by 4.5%, while the consumer price index (CPI) for Whitehorse (figures not available for Yukon) increased by 3.0%.
This resulted in a ‘real’ increase of 1.5% in Yukon earnings.
Meanwhile, Canada’s earnings increased by 2.5% and the national CPI rose by 2.9%. This resulted in a ‘real’ decrease of 0.4% in Canadian earnings.