Social Well-Being Indicator Tracker

Our social well-being indicators are based on social determinants of health. These indicators are the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities. Social determinants of health also determine the extent to which a person possesses the physical, social, and personal resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment. Social determinants of health are about the quantity and quality of a variety of resources that society makes available to its members. Important considerations include both the quality and their distribution amongst the population.

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BC1 Consumer Price Index, Edmonton CMA



BC1 Consumer Price Index, Edmonton CMA

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  • The cost of living in Edmonton has increased significantly in the past 20 years.
  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in 2021 was 149.0. This means that living costs in Edmonton in 2021 were 33.0% higher that they were 15 years ago in 2006 when the CPI was 112.0.

Cost of Living - The cost of goods and services needed to maintain a household plays a significant role in determining a family’s quality of life. These costs include food, housing, clothing, education, health care, and child care. If a family cannot afford these items, the physical and mental health, social well-being, and financial security of the family may deteriorate.

Increases in these costs can impact a family’s ability to support a modest standard of living. If costs rise faster than household income, low- and modest-income families are at greater risk of poverty. Those already living in poverty fall even further behind.

This data has been collected from external sources and should not always be attributed to ESPC. We would be happy to provide you with a specific reference for the data that you have used. Please click on the text to the right to request sourcing information, report an error or omission, or provide your comments

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