Gas Consumption Calculator Canada

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Gasoline prices are at a historic high in Canada and unless you're driving an electric car you are sure to be feeling the pinch. The average price for gas is now over $2 a litre and Canadians spend around 4.4% of their annual income just on filling up their cars. This is even more than Americans who, thanks to subsidies only spend around 3%.

So if you don't have an electric car and aren't about to buy one how can you save money? Our gas consumption calculator can help you estimate how much it costs to travel and at least can help you take control of your budget and plan in advance for the cost of driving.

How can I calculate my gas consumption?

Our calculation tool can help you estimate the amount of money you are spending on gas. Simply input the following information:

  • The distance you will travel, or have travelled
  • The performance of your car (number of litres/100km)
  • The price you paid to fill up your tank

Having an understanding of your average expenditure will help you to budget and decide whether you need to economize in other areas. If you are unsure what local gas prices are in your area, take a look at the tables below for estimates by province.

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What is the gas price in Canada?

Gas price varies in between provinces and the amount of gas used can vary significantly depending on the vehicle you drive. The following factor affect local gas prices:

  • Geographical location
  • Accessibility of the gas
  • Competition
  • Provincial taxes
  • The type of fuel

Let's take a look at the difference in price for five popular cars.

Car modelCost of a full tank
Ford pickup truck$178
Honda minivan$151
Volkswagen SUV$119
Toyota sedan$102
Honda sedan$96
Canada gas price

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How does region affect the gas price?

The table below lays out average estimates for city-by-city gas prices to help you budget if you don't know the prices in your area.

The cityPrice per litre
Montreal average gas price$2.42
Toronto average gas price$1.41
Vancouver average gas price$2.51
Edmonton average gas price$1.97
Calgary average gas price$1.90
Price of gas by city

What is the gas tax by province?

The table below lays out average estimates for province-by-province gas taxes to help you budget if you don't know the prices in your area.

The provinceTax
Alberta0
Saskatchewan15%
Manitoba14%
New Brunswick10.87%
Nova Scotia15.5%
Ontario9%
PEI8.47%
Quebec19.2%
British Columbia14.5 - 27%
Newfoundland 15%
Yukon6.2%
Gas tax per province

How is the price of gas calculated in Canada?

There are many factors which affect the price of gas. Outside of world events, on a local level, there are taxes and industrial costs. We can breakdown the price into:

  • The price of crude oil (46% of the price)
  • Provincial taxes (about 18%)
  • Refining and marketing (around 24%)
  • Federal taxes (about 12%)

One way to save is to switch to a more energy-efficient model. The car brands in Canada that consume the least amount of gas are:

  • FIAT 124 Spider
  • Mazda MX-5
  • MINI Cooper Convertible
  • Chevrolet Spark
  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid
  • Toyota Prius
  • Hyundai IONIQ Blue
  • Kia Niro FE
  • Nissan Murano

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