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[Survey] 31% of Canadians say they use personal loans to…

With inflation putting a strain on the finances of many Canadian households, personal loans represent an attractive solution for financing small to medium-sized expenses. That's why we wanted to find out how Canadians use personal loans, by asking them about their habits in this area. Thanks to the

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[Guest post] 5 Questions to Ask When You Shop for…

Comparing health and dental insurance can be overwhelming. There are a ton of plan options out there, each with different coverage inclusions and limitations and different eligibility requirements. To find the best plan for you, it’s important to look beyond the monthly cost, and learn how to

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Life insurance in Canada: key figures and trends in 2023

The report "Life Insurance in Canada: Key Figures and Trends to 2023" provides an in-depth analysis of the current state of the life insurance industry in Canada and its provinces, highlighting key data and significant developments within the sector. In particular, the document examines the

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[Survey] 62.6% of Canadians don’t know about pet insurance

More than one in two Canadian households owns a pet. Yet pet insurance is still a relatively new product in our province. We therefore questioned 1,079 pet owners on the subject, to find out how Canadians relate to this insurance

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HelloSafe Awarded Best Financial Services Comparison Company 2023 in Canada

Montreal, September 5, 2023 - HelloSafe, a world leader in the online comparison of financial products and services, is proud to announce that it has been named "Best Financial Services Comparison Company 2023 - Canada" by the prestigious British magazine Wealth and

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[Survey] 58.2% of Canadians already trust AI to invest their…

Recently, artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionized the investment industry. Thanks to its advanced data analysis and decision-making skills, AI is now very popular with investors. But what do Quebecers think? In a survey conducted on our site during June 2023, we questioned 1,157 people on

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[Survey] 32.1% of Canadians say they are dissatisfied with their…

Discover how much Canadians really pay for their health insurance. We conducted a survey from 1 to 31 September 2023, to which 1,762 participants responded via the HelloSafe Canada platform. Among our respondents who have health insurance, more than half spend no more than $50 on insurance on

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[Barometer] Key figures, trends and insight in the Canada home…

Home insurance plays an essential role in protecting properties and homes against a multitude of risks. In Canada, where seasons vary and weather conditions can be unpredictable, the importance of home insurance is particularly high. To better understand the attitudes, preferences and behaviors of

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[Blog] Why Ottawa Is A Great Place For Young Entrepreneurs

Are you a young entrepreneur with big dreams and ambitions? In the vast landscape of opportunities for young entrepreneurs, Ottawa has an entrepreneurial ecosystem that thrives with unparalleled vigour, providing fertile ground for innovation and growth. With its booming job market and conducive

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[Blog] How to Secure Your Financial Operations with VPN

Online banking is incredibly convenient for performing financial operations. A few taps on your phone and money is zipping through cyberspace, bills are paid. But have you considered how vulnerable that data is as it travels to and from your accounts? Hackers are constantly trying to access

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[Map] In which countries of the world is it common…

Whether it's to express satisfaction with a tasty meal in a restaurant, a pleasant night in a hotel or exceptional service in a taxi, tipping is common practice in many countries around the world. But not always! Here's an overview of tipping practices around the

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[Map] Canada among the top 10 countries in the world…

Owning shares on the stock market is one of the most "classic" investments available in Canada. But is the appetite for stock market products the same in all countries? In this study, we try to compare countries in terms of the rate of investment in the stock market among the

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[Survey] Only 25% of Canadians plan to go on holiday…

With the 2023 summer season fast approaching, how are Canadians planning their summer vacations? To find out, we conducted a survey on our site in June 2023, in which 984 respondents participated. COVID had temporarily discouraged many Canadians from traveling. However, the pandemic situation now

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[Survey] Only 29% of Ontarians plan to go on holiday…

With the 2023 summer season fast approaching, how are Ontarians planning their summer vacations? To find out, we conducted a survey on our site in June 2023, in which 632 respondents participated. COVID had temporarily discouraged many Canadians from traveling. However, the pandemic situation now

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[Map] How much do you need to earn to buy…

The province of Ontario is renowned for its attractive real estate market, with particular attention given to the city of Toronto. Recently, a new price record was set for a square foot in Toronto, at $1,400. In light of this significant development, our intention is to conduct a comprehensive

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[Survey] 32% of Quebecers won’t move on July 1 because…

In the run-up to Moving Day, traditionally held every July 1 across Quebec, HelloSafe wanted to find out what Canadians are doing on this special date. We conducted a survey from May 1 to 31, to which 452 participants responded via the HelloSafe Canada platform. Moving on July 1 is a

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Canada’s savings rate is just 22.9% of GDP – ranked…

How does Canada stack up against the rest of the world in terms of savings rates? An examination of World Bank data shows that Canada's savings rate (22.9% of GDP) is below the world average (27%), although the gap has narrowed significantly since the early

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[Blog] Renting vs. Buying in Canada: Pros and Cons for Different…

Are you on the hunt for your next dream home but caught in the dilemma of renting versus buying? It's a monumental decision that countless Canadians grapple with when it comes to securing the perfect

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[Guest post] Installment Loans: What’s the Difference? 

If someone told you that personal loans are installment loans, but installment loans aren't always personal loans, would you understand? The world of finance, and the terminology used within it can be confusing. But to stand the best chance of financial success, it's critical to understand the

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Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal within the world’s top 50 cities…

As a Montreal-based startup, in HelloSafe we wanted to know what are the best cities in Canada to develop a startup. With that purpose, we dived deep into the giant Startup Blink database, with which we elaborated rankings between the different Canadian cities and provinces, and see their position

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[Map] How much do you need to earn to buy…

Buying a house is an aspiration for many families in Quebec. But at what price is this dream available? That’s what we wanted to know, by estimating the gross annual salary required for a household to acquire a 100 square meter house in different regions of Quebec. It turns out

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[Survey] For 47.4% of Canadians, life insurance is a way…

While life insurance is generally seen as an essential financial tool to ensure the financial security of your family and the protection of your estate in the event of death, Canadians also seem to see other benefits in terms of saving for retirement or for their children's education. In a survey

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Life Insurance with Health Pre-Conditions: What You Must Know

Having a pre-existing condition can impact your life insurance options and premiums. According to the latest data from the Canadian Institute of Health Information, over 6 million Canadians are living with different types of pre-conditions such as cancer, heart issues, diabetes, and

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[Mapped] In Canada, mobile data costs 115 times more than…

In Canada, we frequently complain about the high cost of mobile data plans. But how true is that? We sought to find out the answer, by comparing the price of mobile data in Canada with other countries around the

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Distracted driving is responsible for 21.3% of road fatalities in…

Distracted driving is a major problem that continues to take a heavy toll, in Nova Scotia and across Canada. This report takes a look at the damage this growing phenomenon is doing on our

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Distracted driving is responsible for 18% of road fatalities in…

Distracted driving is a major problem that continues to take a heavy toll, in New Brunswick and across Canada. This report takes a look at the damage this growing phenomenon is doing on our

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[Road Safety] Distracted driving fatalies up 26.6% in two years…

Distracted driving is a major problem that continues to take a heavy toll, in Saskatchewan and across Canada. This report takes a look at the damage this growing phenomenon is doing on our

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[Road Safety] Distracted driving fatalities up 115.6% in four years…

Distracted driving is a major problem that continues to take a heavy toll, in Manitoba and across Canada. This report takes a look at the damage this growing phenomenon is doing on our

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Location For Your…

There's nothing more exciting than buying your first home in Victoria! As the capital of British Columbia, this city boasts dozens of beautiful communities and picturesque landscapes. With such an overwhelming selection, it can be hard to determine which neighborhood is best for you. Here are five

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[Road Safety] Distracted driving fatalities up 38.7% in one year…

Distracted driving is a major problem that continues to take a heavy toll, in British Columbia and across Canada. This report takes a look at the damage this growing phenomenon is doing on our

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[Road Safety] Distracted driving deaths up 65% in one year…

Distracted driving is a major problem that continues to take a heavy toll, in Alberta and across Canada. This report takes a look at the damage this growing phenomenon is doing on our

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[Road Safety] Distracted driving deaths up 36% in two years…

Distracted driving is a major problem that continues to take a heavy toll, in Ontario and across Canada. This report takes a look at the damage this growing phenomenon is doing on our

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[Road safety] Distracted driving deaths up 67% in two years…

Distracted driving is a scourge that unfortunately still claims too many victims, whether in Quebec or in Canada as a whole. This report takes stock of the damage caused by this growing phenomenon on our

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[Survey] Canadians and the use of VPNs: insights

In recent years, the use of VPNs (Virtual Private Network) has widely spread throughout the world. Through a survey conducted among 1260 Canadians from all across the country, we asked internet users about their habits in relation with the use of

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[Blog] Types of Insurance That You Must Have Upon Retirement

Retirement can bring about a shift in lifestyle, so it's wise to think of the types of insurance coverage you may need at this time. It's essential that you have adequate health, car, home, travel, and life insurance in place when transitioning to your post-professional life. Researching the best

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[Survey] $54.6: Canadians’ Average Spending For Easter This Year, Up…

Easter is a traditional family gathering in Canada. For some industries, this is also an important event that generates a significant turnover. Through a survey carried out between 1 March and 20 March 20 on the HelloSafe website, we were able to collect the opinions of 892 Canadians on how they

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[Exclusive] Best Cities For Students In Canada: The Definitive 2023…

After a first edition in 2021, the HelloSafe ranking of the best student cities in Canada is back. Among the 47 cities ranked this year, Kingston (Ontario) is our new 2023 best student city in Canada, based on a set of 18 criteria combining academic excellence, student life, quality of life and

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[Blog] Differences Between Homeowners & Renters Insurances

Owning a home versus renting an apartment or other type of property is quite a different experience, including the type of insurance you'll need. Before you start researching insurance providers, understanding the differences between homeowners and renters insurance is essential to ensure you

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The Most Important Insurance Coverages for Canadian Business Owners

There are a lot of different insurance coverages available to Canadian business owners, and it can be tough to know which ones you need. But there are some coverages that are more important than others, and today we're going to take a look at the most important insurance coverages for Canadian

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HelloSafe and travel insurance specialist soNomad announce partnership in Canada 

Montréal, February 16, 2023 - HelloSafe, an insurance and financial product comparison platform whose website attracts more than 3 million visitors per year across Canada, announces a new partnership with soNomad, a company specializing in travel insurance in

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[Blog] How does the internet factor into the cost of…

New renters have a lot to consider when they move such as the cost of rent itself, utilities, parking, and how relaxed the ‘no pets’ rule actually is. It may be an afterthought in the grand scheme of things to really consider how much to budget towards the internet. Some people may opt to

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[Barometer] Car thefts have boomed by 83,3% in 5 years in…

The indicators are red in terms of car theft in Quebec. In this new barometer we decipher the statistics related to this type of crime which weighs more and more heavily in the reimbursements of car insurers and impacts the increase in

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[Auto] 40% rise in vehicle theft claims registered by insurers…

In the 4 Atlantic provinces, the number of vehicle theft claims increased by 40.6% in one year, from around 750 in 2020 to close to 1,100 in 2021*. When looking at the 2021 vehicle thefts ratio of the provinces that have a private car insurance system, we find out that

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[Auto] -11.2% in vehicle theft claims registered by insurers in…

In Alberta, the number of vehicle theft claims has declined by 11.2% in one year, from around 5,725 in 2020 to close to 5,000 in 2021*. However, when looking at the 2021 vehicle thefts ratio of the provinces that have a private car insurance system, we find out that

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[Auto] Vehicle thefts rose by 88% in just two years…

In Ontario, the number of vehicle theft claims has increased by 48% in just one year, from around 14,000 in 2020 to close to 20,700 in 2021*. But is Ontario more or less affected its neighbors? When looking at the 2021 vehicle thefts ratio of the provinces that have a private car insurance system,

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[Survey] Canadians Should Spend $62.2 On Average For Valentine’s Day…

Will inflation have an impact on the budget allocated by Canadian lovers to Valentine's Day? Through an online survey conducted on HelloSafe's website during the month of January 2023 and to which 753 people answered, we bring here answers to that

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[Barometer] Historic 11.9% drop in British Columbia real estate prices…

Is the year 2022 already a turning point for the real estate market in British Columbia? With a drop of 11.9% of the average real estate transaction prices between December 2021 and December 2022 in the province, we can already answer 'yes' to this question. This barometer analyses the dynamics of

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[Barometer] Real estate prices increased 2.8% in Alberta in 2022

Is the year 2022 already a turning point for the real estate market in Alberta? With a steady increase of 2.8% in the value of real estate transactions between December 2021 and December 2022 in the province, we observe that the Albertan market resists more than in other Canadian places. This

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[Barometer] Real estate prices stagnated around 0.5% in Manitoba &…

Is the year 2022 already a turning point for the real estate market in Manitoba and Saskatchewan? With a slow increase around 0.5% in the value of real estate transactions between December 2021 and December 2022 in those 2 provinces, we can already say yes. This barometer analyses the dynamics of

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[Barometer] Historic drop of 0.9% in real estate prices in…

Is the year 2022 already a turning point for the real estate market in Quebec? With a general drop of 0.9% in the value of real estate transactions between December 2021 and December 2022 in La Belle Province, we can already say yes. This barometer analyses the dynamics of Quebec and Canada's real

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[Barometer] Real estates prices down 12.2% in Ontario in 2022

Is the year 2022 already a turning point for the real estate market in Ontario? With a general drop of 12.2% in the value of real estate transactions between December 2021 and December 2022 across the province, we can already say yes. This barometer analyses the dynamics of the Ontarian and

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[Barometer] Real estates prices up 6% in Atlantic Canada in…

Is the year 2022 already a turning point for the real estate market in Ontario? With a general drop of 12.2% in the value of real estate transactions between December 2021 and December 2022 across the province, we can already say yes. This barometer analyses the dynamics of the Ontarian and

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[Blog] What Are Closing Costs When Buying a Home?

Before you make an offer on a new home, it’s crucial to be aware of all the costs involved. While most homebuyers focus on saving for a down payment, it’s also important to keep closing costs in mind when budgeting for a new

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[Barometer] Real estates prices felt by 12% in Canada in…

Is the year 2022 already a turning point for the real estate market in Canada? With a general drop of 12% in the value of real estate transactions between December 2021 and December 2022 across the country, we can already say yes. This barometer analyses the dynamics of the Canadian real estate

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[Auto] The definitive Canada car insurance premiums barometer (2024)

Where in Canada do you pay the most for car insurance premiums? What are the car insurance premium differences depending on your profile? Are there differences from one province to another? From one city to another? This 2023 Canada car insurance barometer answers all those

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$3.1 billion: the video streaming industry’s revenue in Canada in…

The holiday season is always a time when families traditionally watch Christmas movies or series. In this context, what are the big numbers in the video streaming industry in Canada? We analyze here the big trends affecting this growing

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[Blog] The Best Neighbourhoods to Buy a Home in the…

Buying a home is a complex situation at the best of times, but when you have a family, the decision can become a lot harder. The type of neighbourhoods you want to live in, how close to certain amenities you are, what kind of schools are in the area and how accessible are all

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[Survey] $490: British Columbians’ average budget for gifts this Christmas…

With the holiday season fast approaching, inflation is weighing more than ever on household budgets across Canada. We conducted a survey of 821 Canadians from November 11 to 30, 2022 how their purchasing behaviour would change this year given general price

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[Survey] $447: Albertans’ average budget for gifts this Christmas 2022

With the holiday season fast approaching, inflation is weighing more than ever on household budgets across Canada. We conducted a survey of 821 Canadians from November 11 to 30, 2022 how their purchasing behaviour would change this year given general price

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[Survey] $503: Ontarians’ average budget for gifts this Christmas 2022

With the holiday season fast approaching, inflation is weighing more than ever on household budgets across Canada. We conducted a survey of 821 Canadians from November 11 to 30, 2022 how their purchasing behaviour would change this year given general price

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[Survey] $444: Canadians’ average budget for gifts this Christmas 2022

With the holiday season fast approaching, inflation is weighing more than ever on household budgets across Canada. We conducted a survey of 821 Canadians from November 11 to 30, 2022 how their purchasing behaviour would change this year given general price

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The Low-Code / No-Code Market: Key Statistics and Trends

By 2024, 75% of companies worldwide will use at least 4 no-code tools. By offering turnkey solutions for automation and developing applications without requiring coding skills, no-code and low-code tools are booming. We explore a market poised for exponential growth in the coming

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[Survey] In 2022, stocks remain the Canadians’ preferred investment product

As a website committed to its users wallet, HelloSafe wanted to know more about investment habits in Canada. A total of 837 people responded to our survey between September and November 2022, from which it appears that the stock market and real estate are the two preferred investment solutions

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[Blog] A Guide to the Real Estate Cycles for Buyers…

The real estate market moves in a cycle. When the market is up or down, it often follows a cyclical pattern, which is helpful for buyers and sellers to understand. Here are all the details about the four stages of the real estate market cycle and how buyers and sellers can strategize

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[Survey] 67.8% of British Columbians worried about the impact of…

British Columbians fear to see their energy bills go up and massively call for the government to help them. That's what shows a survey conducted by HelloSafe during the month of October in Canada, and to which 1068 people answered. Here are the main findings or this

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[Survey] 71.7% of Albertans worried about the impact of inflation…

Albertans fear to see their energy bills go up and massively call for the government to help them. That's what shows a survey conducted by HelloSafe during the month of October in Canada, and to which 1068 people answered. Here are the main findings or this

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[Survey] 67.5% of Ontarians worried about the impact of inflation…

Ontarians fear to see their energy bills go up and massively call for the government to help them. That's what shows a survey conducted by HelloSafe during the month of October in Canada, and to which 1068 people answered. Here are the main findings or this

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[Survey] 67.7% of Canadians worried about the impact of inflation…

Canadians fear to see their energy bills go up and massively call for the government to help them. That's what shows a survey conducted by HelloSafe during the month of October in Canada, and to which 1068 people answered. Here are the main findings or this

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[Blog] Common Conditions to Include or Drop in Your Offer

Throughout 2021 and the early part of this year, buyers were placing offers on homes with minimal or no conditions due to the high demand and historically low inventory seen across Canada. The market has shifted more in recent months and with inventory on the rise, buyers now have more negotiating

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Canadians To Spend $87.6 On Average For Halloween This Year

In 2022, the budget allocated by Canadians to Halloween should increase by 28.4%. But in a context of generalized inflation, spending more could nevertheless rhyme with buying less. Overall, Canadians should spend a total amount of $1.64 billion for Halloween, up 28.4% in one

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Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal among the world’s top 50 cities…

As a Montreal-based startup, in HelloSafe we wanted to know what are the best cities in Canada to develop a startup. With that purpose, we dived deep into the giant Startup Blink database, with which we elaborated rankings between the different Canadian cities and provinces, and see their position

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[Blog] Buying a Rental Property in Ontario

Ontario’s real estate market saw record-breaking prices during the peak of the pandemic, and many buyers are opting to make their money through investment properties. Toronto rent prices are on the rise, and it’s a similar story in surrounding areas, making a rental property a great source of

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The definitive Metaverse report: market stats & trends (2024)

All the statistics related to the Metaverse market in the world: market value, revenues, users and much more.

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[Map] In 2022, the use of cryptocurrencies is legal in…

In the news for a few years now, cryptocurrencies are virtual currencies that can only be exchanged online and allow transactions to be carried out with certain players in place of other currencies. Currently, nearly 20,000 cryptocurrencies are traded around the world with an approximate value of

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[Blog] 4 Things You Need to Know about Extended Car…

An extended car warranty is optional vehicle protection that can help you cover certain costs in case of a breakdown or unexpected repairs.

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Telus, Bell and Rogers have lost 2.6% of cell phone…

The Canadian cell phone market has been shared for decades between the 3 main providers: Bell, Telus and Rogers. However, as time goes by, things seem to be changing. This study dives into the cell phone carriers' market changes over the past 5 years, analyzing the big 3 providers' numbers but also

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Digital Business Insurance Brokerage Zensurance Partners With HelloSafe

TORONTO, May 19th, 2022 – HelloSafe, an insurance and financial product comparison platform that attracts 3 million visitors per year across Canada, announces a new partnership with Zensurance to strengthen its presence in the English-speaking provinces of Canada. Zensurance, an online commercial

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The Definitive NFT Statistics Report (2024)

The cryptocurrency world has grabbed the world’s attention. But not everyone understands NFTs and their potential. Some non-fungible tokens may be a good investment opportunity like in the early days of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Although crypto has been a focus recently, this

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BC: The Wedding Industry Has Recovered $63 millions in 2021…

$ 63,011,850 ...is the estimated financial gain for the wedding industry in B.C. in 2021 in comparison with 2020, thanks to better sanitary conditions. However, this is still $95.6 millions less than in 2019. The wedding industry recovered part of its turnover during the year 2021 in comparison

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Canadian Insurance Comparison Platform HelloSafe and Foxquilt Announce a Business…

TORONTO, April 12, 2022 – HelloSafe, an insurance and financial product comparison platform that attracts 2.5 million visitors per year across Canada, announces a new partnership with Foxquilt to strengthen its presence in Ontario. Foxquilt, a North American insurtech based in Toronto, offers

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[Blog] Winter Driving Tips

Winter driving during frigid Canadian temperatures can be a challenge for even experienced drivers. A study conducted by Angus Reid found that most Ontario drivers surveyed at the time were ready for the upcoming winter driving season. Almost all surveyors said they were mostly prepared and over

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Canadian Insurance Comparison Platform HelloSafe and Onlia Insurance Announce a…

TORONTO, March 17, 2022 – HelloSafe, an insurance and financial product comparison platform that attracts 2.5 million visitors per year across Canada, announces a new partnership with Onlia Insurance to strengthen its presence in

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[Money] $3,020: the average annual expense for a dog in…

In the ever-evolving economic landscape of Canada, the financial implications of pet ownership have undergone significant changes. This expert report delves into a remarkable aspect of this phenomenon, focusing on the burgeoning costs associated with dog ownership. This report not only presents a

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[Survey] The pandemic has reduced the desire to travel for…

Since the beginning of the pandemic in February 2020, Canadians have had to deal with many travel restrictions. The HelloSafe team wanted to learn more about the travel intentions of Canadians two years after the beginning of Covid-19. We conducted a survey of 726 people on our website from

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[Crypto] The Top 15 Crypto Influencers And Where They See…

$192.8K USD ...it is the average bet on where the 15 most important crypto influencers see the Bitcoin at the end of 2022. Predictions start at $40K USD with Ivan on Tech and range up to $400K USD with Changpeng Zhao, the founder of

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[Real estate] Good news for buyers: prices increased by ‘only’…

Like everywhere else in Canada, real estate prices kept on increasing in Alberta in 2021. However, the median real estate transaction price 'only' increased by 10% between January 2021 and January 2022, which makes the province one of least dynamic of Canada regarding its housing

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[Real estate] NB the most dynamic Atlantic province with yearly…

Like everywhere else in Canada, real estate prices kept on increasing in Atlantic Canada in 2021. However, between New Brunswick where prices have increased a lot, and Newfoundland where price levels have been steadier, great differences appear between the four Atlantic

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[Barometer] Real Estate In British Columbia: A 23.3% Increase In…

In British Columbia and Canada, the rise in real estate prices doesn't stop increasing. Between January 2021 and January 2022, prices rose by 23.3% overall in BC. This is 2.3% more than at the national level, where prices increased by 21.0% on average during the same period of

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[Barometer] Real Estate In Ontario: A 25.6% Increase In Prices…

In Ontario and Canada, the presence of coronavirus variants is decreasing yet the rise in real estate prices doesn't stop increasing. This is the observation is taken from January 2022. During this time, prices rose by 25.6% compared to 12 months earlier. This is 4.6% more than at the national

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Hardbacon Partners With HelloSafe to Leverage Its Comparison Tools

As part of the partnership, HelloSafe visitors can now take advantage of Hardbacon’s technology to compare financial products across several verticals MONTREAL, Feb. 09, 2022 - Hardbacon, a personal finance application used by more than 35,000 Canadians, announced a new partnership with HelloSafe

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[Valentine’s Day] Canadians Expected to Spend $64 On Average This…

...and 31% less than in 2020, the last reference year before the pandemic. How do Canadians feel about this holiday? HelloSafe polled its readers to find out. In total, 764 people responded to our survey via hellosafe.ca between January 24 and February

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[Auto] Alberta remained the more negatively affected province by car…

...and the most stolen brand has been the Ford F-150F-250F-350F-450 trucks from 2006. $1000000000 … the total cost of car thefts across Canada in 2021. Car theft costs Canadians $1 billion each year. Below are key figures on this phenomenon which, unfortunately, is not

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[Auto] The Atlantic provinces have the least car thefts in…

...the Chevrolet Silverado was the most stolen model $1000000000 … the total cost of car thefts across Canada in 2021. Car theft costs Canadians $1 billion each year. Below are key figures on this phenomenon which, unfortunately, is not

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[Auto] Car thefts have cost $542 million to insurers in…

$1000000000 … the total cost of car thefts across Canada in 2021. Car theft costs Canadians $1 billion each year. Below are key figures on this phenomenon which, unfortunately, is not decreasing: In 2021, SUVs most tempted car thieves in Canada. The 2018 Lexus RX was the most stolen car. It is

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[Auto] One car was stolen every 48 minutes in 2021…

$1000000000 … the total cost of car thefts across Canada in 2021. Car theft costs Canadians $1 billion each year. Below are key figures on this phenomenon which, unfortunately, is not decreasing: In 2021, SUVs most tempted car thieves in Ontario. The 2018 Lexus RX was the most stolen car. It is

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Canadians to spend $211 less in average for Christmas holidays…

With Covid-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant, Canadians' Christmas spending have been lower than initially expected. The new surge in cases and the restrictions taken across the country mean less travel and more people staying home rather than going out for entertainment. In a

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[Road safety] Distracted driving is responsible for 41% of road…

Statistics show that Saskatchewan is one of the provinces most affected by distracted driving in Canada, with too many crashes and fatalities caused by irresponsible drivers. How does distracted driving impact road statistics in Saskatchewan? The numbers show that Saskatchewan is one of Canada's

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[Road safety] Distracted driving is responsible for 32% of road…

Statistics show that Manitoba is one of the provinces most affected by distracted driving in Canada, with too many crashes and fatalities caused by irresponsible drivers. How does distracted driving impact road statistics in Manitoba? The numbers show that Manitoba is one of Canada's most

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[Road safety] Distracted driving is responsible for 25% of road…

Statistics show that Alberta is one of the provinces most affected by distracted driving in Canada, with too many crashes and fatalities caused by irresponsible drivers. How does distracted driving impact road statistics in Alberta? The numbers show that Alberta is one of Canada's most

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[Road safety] Distracted driving represents about 15% of road fatalities…

Nobody should ever die in a motor vehicle crash in Ontario, and much less in a crash caused by distracted driving. The Hellosafe.ca team investigated the numbers of distracted driving in Ontario and Canada, to point out this worrisome

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[Road safety] $102.3 million : the cost of distracted driving…

Car insurance companies and public health systems end up paying the cost for distracted driving Obviously, the road injuries and crashes caused by distracted driving have a cost for the car insurance companies. We estimate it to be around $102 million per year. Every year the distracted driving

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[Road safety] Distracted driving is responsible for 27% of road…

Statistics show that British Columbia is the province most affected by distracted driving in Canada, with too many crashes and fatalities caused by irresponsible drivers. How does distracted driving impact road statistics in BC? The numbers show that BC is Canada's most negatively-affected province

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[Interactive map] How much will a pint of beer cost…

Many people have heard of the Big Mac Index, the indicator that tracks the price of McDonald's famous burger around the world. This indicator aims to give an idea of the purchasing power of countries on all

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[Halloween map] – 100 places in Canada where you might…

As Halloween is approaching, spooky activities and places to visit is a must. We thought we might give you a little overview of scary places in Canada, which could give you some ideas on what to do for

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Canadians To Spend $68.2 On Average For Halloween This Year

Despite the restrictive measures taken by the provincial governments across Canada to limit the risk of the spread of the Covid-19 during the Halloween celebrations (see the dedicated section at the bottom of the page), the budget allocated by Canadians to this day should start to rise again this

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[Map] How is the vaccination passport applied worldwide?

Please note that the above-mentioned information is accurate at the date it is published. All our studies are based on reliable information sourced from public and privates organizations. For further information on our editorial guidelines please click

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[Tourism] Another $ 52 billion loss for the industry across…

As shown on the map above, all Canadian provinces have not been impacted to the same extent by the drop in tourist numbers due to the sanitary crisis. With a $24.9 billion dollars drop in tourism revenues in 2021 compared to 2019, Ontario remains by far the hardest hit province of Canada, ahead of

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[Finances] What is the cost of owning a pet in…

$2,430 ...is the annual cost estimated by Hellosafe.ca represented by having a pet in Canada in 2021. This amount has been increasing since 2018. Discover in this exclusive study how much our 4-legged friends cost us per

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Real estate in Ontario: +29.9% on prices despite Covid-19 crisis

Despite an unprecedented economic crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic, Ontario's housing market is not slowing down. Ontario's real estate prices increased faster between March 2020 and March 2021 than in British Colombia (29.9% vs 20.2%) - which proves Ontario's housing market dynamism despite the

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Real estate in British Columbia: an overall 20,2% increase in…

Despite an unprecedented economic crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic, BC's housing market is not really slowing down. Indeed, British Columbia's real estate prices significantly increased by 20,2% between March 2020 and March 2021 - even if that is slower than in the rest of the country (+31,6% across

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US Canada Shopping : Those 5 Things Worth Buying From…

A border between two countries always is a good opportunity for purchasing cheaper goods on the other side of where we live! That's particularly the case between Canada and the United States, with taxes varying from one State / Province to another, and things that are chea`per from both sides of

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Canadians To Spend 41.7$ On Average For Easter This Year

Easter is an opportunity for many Canadians to gather with their families and share good times around a delicious meal. With the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020's Easter celebration has been somewhat disrupted. In this context of sanitary crisis, the Hellosafe.ca team took a look at Canadians' Easter

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Ontario: The Wedding Industry Could Have Lost 780 millions $…

780,218,850$ ...is the estimated financial loss deplored by the wedding industry in 2020, in Ontario, due to the lockdown and sanitary restrictions taken across the province all over the year. Indeed, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many fiancés have cancelled or postponed their wedding

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Car insurance rates drop by 2.6% across Canada in Q4…

Did the sanitary crisis of Covid, that shook Canada and the rest of the world since March 2020, stop the galloping rise of car insurance prices in Canada? In a new barometer, Hellosafe.ca show that the situation varies a lot from a province to another, through an analysis in 3

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[Business] The wedding industry’s revenues could reach $1.5 billion this…

$1 495 860 092 ...the revenue projected for BC's wedding industry this year. HelloSafe calculated this number based on the very positive trends of the first half of 2022. Increased revenue for BC’s wedding industry is linked to more weddings being celebrated in the province. In the first

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[Travel Map] 10 Dream Islands To spend Your Summer Vacation…

Are you tired of enduring the cold temperatures of the Canada winter, and spring seems like a distant prospect? So we invite you to plan now in the summer! We have selected for you 10 dream islands where to spend your summer vacation, where beaches and sun will make you forget the painful moments

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[The Debt Barometer]: Canadians’ Finances Under Pressure With Covid-19

27,440,700 ...is the number of Canadians which used a credit product over the year 2019, representing 73% of the total population of the country. That explains that the deterioration of the economic situation creates fears that Canadian households may be incapable to pay off their

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The Hellosafe.ca’s 2021 Ranking of the 49 Best Cities To…

The Hellosafe.ca editorial team is proud to announce the great winner of its 2021 Best Cities To Study In Canada Ranking! This year, we have a winner from the province of Quebec : Sherbrooke has arrived first overall, with the highest score accumulated over the 4 categories of criteria that we

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[Map] Where and which are the French speaking countries in…

In 2018, the Observatory of French language of the International Organization of Francophony (IOF) counted more than 301 million French speakers through the world. As shown in the table below, French speaking countries and speakers in Africa are numerous, every more than French speaking countries

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Valentine’s Day 2021: Canadians To Spend 20% Less Than Last…

74$ ...is the budget which is to be spent, on average, for Valentine's Day this year. It is 20.43% less in comparison with 2020, when Canadian lovers spent 93$ on average for this very special

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Auto thefts in Canada (2021) : Alberta the most affected…

87006 … is the exact number of stolen cars in Canada in 2019. This figure increased by 1.01% in one year, with 874 more car thefts reported than in 2018. We analyzed the numbers of stolen cars across Canada in 2019, under two

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10 things North Americans assume to be French – but…

Even if Hellosafe.ca has its roots on the Quebec ground, the Safe group was born in Paris, France, more than 6 years ago. Our writers found out 10 things that North Americans assume to be "French". But are they ? We've gone through a funny fact-checking process.

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Top 10 Of The Best Credit Cards For Canadian Students

A lot of students are starting to open a bank account when they enter the university system in order to manage their incomes and expenses. Almost all Canadian banks offer credit cards meant for students tight budgets (which require no income, with no annual fees and no minimum expenses...). But

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Ireland: A 77% Decrease in Tourists Entries In 2020 Due…

14,475,300 ... is the number of tourists lost in one year from 2019 to 2020 in the Republic of Ireland due to the negative impact of Covid-19. Indeed, this number goes from 18,771,100 in 2019 down to only 4,295,800 over 2020. This difference represents a decrease of 77.1% in only one year. This

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Job Market: The Unemployment Rate Doubles In 2020 In BC…

39,100 ...is the exact number of jobs lost in British Columbia in one year from December 2019 to December 2020 due to the pandemic. The worst period was between December 2019 and April 2020 where the Province lost 406,300 jobs in only five months

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Job Market: 221,500 Jobs Destroyed Across Ontario In One Year

221,500 ...is the exact number of jobs lost in Ontario in one year from November 2019 to November 2020. As of November 2020, 9.1% of the Ontarian active population is unemployed, within which a booming number of people are experiencing long-term

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How Much Is an iPhone 12 Across The World?

Since the first iPhone was launched in 2007, it has become one of the most purchased products throughout the world. Even if the competition on the smartphones market is getting always stronger, the iPhone price remains in 2021 a very reliable indicator for what concerns the cost of tech products in

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$329 Million Saved By Car Insurers In 2020 in The…

$ 328,609,166 ...is the estimated amount of savings on payouts realized by the car insurance companies in the 4 Canadian Atlantic provinces in 2020 because of the Covid-19 restrictions, as most drivers had to stay home large parts of the year across those

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Car Insurers Have Saved $202 Million in Manitoba In 2020…

$ 202,211,994 ...is the estimated amount of savings on payouts realized by car insurance companies in Manitoba in 2020 because of the Covid-19 restrictions, as most drivers had to stay home large parts of the year across the

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Car Insurers Have Saved $169 Million in Saskatchewan In 2020…

$ 169,254,557 ...is the estimated amount of savings on payouts realized by car insurance companies in Saskatchewan in 2020 because of the Covid-19 restrictions, as most drivers had to stay home large parts of the year across the

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Car Insurers Could Save Up To $913 Million in BC…

$ 913,136,723 ...is the estimated amount of savings on payouts realized by the car insurance companies in British Columbia in 2020 because of the Covid-19 restrictions, as most drivers had to stay home large parts of the year across the

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Car Insurers Could Save Up To $745 Million in Alberta…

$ 745,209,299 ...is the estimated amount of savings on payouts realized by the car insurance companies in Alberta in 2020 because of the Covid-19 restrictions, as most drivers had to stay home large parts of the year across the

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Car Insurers Could Save Up To $2.7 Billion in Ontario…

$ 2,730,266,633 ...is the estimated amount of savings on payouts realized by the car insurance companies in Ontario in 2020 because of the Covid-19 restrictions, as most drivers had to stay home large parts of the year across the

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Car Insurers Could Save Up To $6.7 Billion in Canada…

$ 6,683,102,669 ...is the estimated amount of savings on payouts realized by the car insurance companies in 2020 across Canada because of the Covid-19 restrictions, as most drivers had to stay home large parts of the year across the

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Where to travel from Canada for the Christmas holidays?

Cold winds, freezing temperatures and a global coronavirus pandemic are definitely not the best cocktail to spent regenerating Christmas holidays. In such circumstances, why not trying a winning escape ? Indeed, greats parts of the Americas & the Caribbean are still open to Canadian travelers,

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$130 million saved by the home insurance industry in Alberta…

...is the estimated amount that is to be saved by the home insurance industry over 2020 in Alberta, because of the Covid-related restrictions taken across the province almost all year long. As the threat of a second epidemic wave materializes across Canada, 2020 already is a year marked by major

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$147 million saved by the home insurance industry in British…

...is the estimated amount that is to be saved by the home insurance industry over 2020 in British Columbia, because of the Covid-related restrictions taken across the province almost all year

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$1.1 billion saved by the home insurance industry in Canada…

...is the estimated amount that is to be saved by the home insurance industry over 2020 in Canada, because of the Covid-related restrictions taken across the country almost all year long. As the threat of a second epidemic wave materializes across Canada, 2020 already is a year marked by major

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$439 million saved by the home insurance industry in Ontario…

...is the estimated amount that is to be saved by the home insurance industry over 2020 in Ontario, because of the Covid-related restrictions taken across Canada almost all year long. As the threat of a second epidemic wave materializes across Canada, 2020 already is a year marked by major changes

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Real estate in British Columbia: +12,3% on prices despite Covid-19…

Despite an unprecedented economic crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic, BC's housing market is not really slowing down. Indeed, British Columbia's real estate prices significantly increased by 12,3% between October 2019 and October 2020 - even if that is slower than in the rest of the country (+15,2%

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Real estate in Ontario: +19,7% on prices despite Covid-19 crisis

Despite an unprecedented economic crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic, Ontario's housing market is not slowing down. Ontario's real estate prices increased faster between September 2019 and September 2020 than in the whole country (19,7% vs 17,5%) - which proves Ontario's housing market dynamism

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Which Countries Are Reinstating Lockdown Measures in The World?

As of November 2020, the coronavirus pandemic is coming back very strong in Europe. With more than 46 million persons that have been infected all around the world and more than one million deaths reported, the epidemics is raging again. Ireland, France and Israel reinstated national lockdowns, and

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The top 5 weirdest insurance policies that we hope you…

Nowadays, the great majority of humans are insured to cover the main risks of their everyday life. Car insurance, home insurance, health insurance or even travel insurance are now basic mainstream insurance policies that are in some countries mandatory to have by law. However, the imagination of

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How Much Does an iPhone 15 Cost Across The World?

Since the first iPhone was launched in 2007, it has become one of the most purchased products throughout the world. Even if the competition on the smartphones market is getting always stronger, the iPhone price remains in 2023 a very reliable indicator for what concerns the cost of tech products in

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How Much Is a Big Mac Across The World In…

With the ongoing inflation spreading all across America, the Bic Mac price is likely to increase in a significative extent during 2022: The Big Mac Index was first invented in 1986 and mentioned in the Economist newspaper. Symbol of the ever-going globalization of our lifestyles, the Big Mac has

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Health: $4,8 Billion Saved by Private Insurers in Canada During…

$4,782,021,440 ...is the estimated amount of savings on payouts realized by the Canada health private insurance companies during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the Canadian citizens mostly postponed their medical appointments to avoid exposure to the

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Car Insurers Have Saved $2,8 Billion in Canada During Covid-19…

$ 2,783,143,616 ...is the estimated amount of savings on payouts realized by the Canadian car insurance companies because of the Covid-19 restrictions, as most drivers had to stay home from mid-March to the first half of

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