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Cost of Housing Across the CFL

Published: Monday, Mar 5th 2018, 4:03pm

Cheapest City to live in the CFL

By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)

One common topic that has been recently brought up in the CFL is housing across the league. Where is it cheaper to live, and where is it more expensive. For players sticking around for 8 months, a $300 difference in rent is $2400 extra dollars in their pocket. But where do they go, to find the best deal? The following are average monthly prices across Canada, as of November 2017, for a 2-bedroom apartment.

Montreal: 782

Hamilton: 1103

Winnipeg: 1107

Regina: 1116

Edmonton: 1215

Ottawa: 1232

Calgary: 1247

Toronto: 1404

BC: 1552

And for when Halifax inevidably joins the CFL, their average monthly rent will slide right into the middle of the above chart at $1109 per month.

(numbers taken from the following article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cmhc-apartment-renting-1.4422568)

While there are many factors that go into the mind of players when they sign a contract (best fit for their family, team facilities, etc), there is no doubt that they have to be looking at this cost and how much the team is paying them in their contract specifically for housing.

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