Cost of living in North Bay
North Bay is a highly affordable place to live compared to Toronto, which is a 3.5-hour drive away. Residents of North Bay pay 56% less on average for rent, almost 26% less for groceries, and 23% less for general consumer goods.
Cost of Living Comparison: North Bay vs. Toronto
North Bay Cost of Living
The median house price in North Bay is $226,500, less than half the average home price in Canada. Monthly rent for a three-bedroom apartment in the city’s centre averages $1,250, nearly 64% less expensive than a comparable apartment in Toronto.
North Bay Real Estate Market
Houses for Sale in North Bay
Locate Key Resources
The North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) has 389 beds and provides emergency and long-term medical care services. NBRHC Regional Mental Health Services has inpatient beds in Sudbury and North Bay and offers outreach services throughout the region.
North Bay Regional Health Centre
Hospitals in North Bay
North Bay Transit provides bus transportation from Monday to Saturday, and shorter service on Sunday. The YYB North Bay Jack Garland Airport provides regularly scheduled flights to Sudbury, Toronto, and other Northern Ontario cities.
North Bay Transit
YYB North Bay Jack Garland Airport
School-aged children in North Bay are served by the Near North District School Board, which consists of 28 elementary schools and eight secondary schools throughout the region. Canadore College, founded in 1967, has a full-time enrolment of 3,500 students. Its North Bay campus is surrounded by over 26 km of wilderness trails. Nipissing University became an independent University in 1992. It is known for its small class sizes and beautiful residences that Globe & Mail rated as the best in Canada.
Near North District School Board
Enjoy The City
Lodging options in North Bay mostly consist of familiar and affordable brand name hotels and motels. One of the best values is the Hampton Inn by Hilton North Bay, located only minutes from the airport and surrounded by opportunities for outdoor exploration.
Hampton Inn by Hilton North Bay
Best Hotels in North Bay
North Bay is a small community, but there’s no shortage of great locally-owned restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with family or late at night. The Raven and Republic is a gastropub that was founded by two local beer enthusiasts who dedicated themselves to delighting palates with delicious comfort food and providing access to craft beer from all over the country.
Raven and Republic
Best Restaurants in North Bay
Things To Do
North Bay’s location on the north shore of Lake Nipissing offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. In the summer, enjoy a swim at one of North Bay’s beaches. Or, try out the Laurentian Ski Hill when trails open in the winter.
North Bay Beaches
Laurentian Ski Hill
Your Northbay Movers:
AMJ Campbell Van Lines
400 Carmichael Drive
North Bay, ON