Cost of Living

Annual Rental Survey
According to the 2013 Alberta Municipal Affairs Annual Rental Survey, the average monthly rental rate for a 2 bedroom apartment is $974. The average vacancy rate for all types of units was 6.9%.

For more details on the survey please visit the Government of Alberta's Municipal Affairs - Apartment Vacancy and Rental Cost Survey.

Comparing Cost of Living Statistics
The 2010 Alberta Spatial Price Survey, conducted by Alberta Finance and Enterprise, was designed to measure price differences between 34 Alberta communities and Edmonton for a specific basket of goods and services at a specific point in time. A total of 292 goods and services were chosen to form a subset of Statistic Canada's basket of survey items.
Maxwell Lake With Neighbourhood
Considering Edmonton as the base of 100, the other 33 community indices for all commodities ranged from 93.7 to 111.9. Hinton had an overall index of 97.3 making it one of the more affordable communities of those surveyed.

For more detailed information about the Town of Hinton from the survey, please view the surveys below.

Additional Resources
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