Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Table 2.2
Market Basket Measure (MBM) thresholds for economic families and persons not in economic families, 2020

Release date: October 26, 2022
Table 2.2
Market Basket Measure (MBM) thresholds for economic families and persons not in economic families, 2020
Table summary
This table displays the results of Market Basket Measure thresholds for economic families and persons not in economic families, 2020. The information is grouped by Market Basket Measure region (appearing as row headers), Persons not in economic families, Economic family size, 2 persons, 3 persons, 4 persons and 5 persons, calculated using number units of measure (appearing as column headers).
MBM regionTable 2.2 Note 1 Persons not in economic families Economic family sizeTable 2.2 Note 2
2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons
Newfoundland and Labrador  
Rural areas 21,607 30,557 37,424 43,214 48,315
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 21,803 30,834 37,764 43,606 48,753
Medium population centres with a population between 30,000 and 99,999 persons 22,456 31,757 38,894 44,911 50,212
St. John's (CMA) 22,782 32,219 39,460 45,564 50,942
Prince Edward Island  
Rural areas 21,373 30,225 37,018 42,745 47,790
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 21,759 30,771 37,687 43,517 48,653
Charlottetown (CA) 22,253 31,470 38,542 44,505 49,758
Nova Scotia  
Rural areas 21,406 30,273 37,076 42,812 47,865
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 21,868 30,925 37,876 43,735 48,897
Medium population centres with a population between 30,000 and 99,999 persons 22,038 31,166 38,171 44,076 49,278
Halifax (CMA) 23,264 32,900 40,294 46,527 52,019
Cape Breton (CA) 21,377 30,232 37,026 42,754 47,800
New Brunswick  
Rural areas 20,983 29,674 36,343 41,965 46,918
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 21,756 30,768 37,682 43,512 48,648
Medium population centres with a population between 30,000 and 99,999 persons 21,641 30,605 37,483 43,282 48,391
Fredericton (CMA) 22,606 31,969 39,154 45,211 50,547
Saint John (CMA) 21,477 30,372 37,198 42,953 48,023
Moncton (CMA) 21,629 30,587 37,462 43,257 48,363
Quebec  
Rural areas 19,520 27,605 33,810 39,040 43,648
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 19,311 27,310 33,448 38,622 43,181
Medium population centres with a population between 30,000 and 99,999 persons 19,343 27,354 33,502 38,685 43,251
Large urban population centres with a population between 100,000 and 499,999 persons 19,601 27,720 33,950 39,202 43,829
Québec (CMA) 20,462 28,938 35,441 40,924 45,754
Montréal (CMA) 20,753 29,349 35,945 41,506 46,405
Ontario  
Rural areas 20,920 29,585 36,235 41,840 46,779
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 21,266 30,074 36,833 42,531 47,551
Medium population centres with a population between 30,000 and 99,999 persons 21,049 29,768 36,458 42,098 47,067
Large urban population centres with a population between 100,000 and 499,999 persons 22,170 31,353 38,400 44,340 49,574
Large urban population centres with 500,000 persons or more 23,153 32,743 40,102 46,306 51,772
Ottawa - Gatineau (Ontario part) (CMA) 24,408 34,518 42,276 48,816 54,578
Hamilton (CMA) 22,472 31,780 38,922 44,943 50,248
Toronto (CMA) 24,864 35,162 43,065 49,727 55,596
Manitoba  
Rural areas 20,063 28,373 34,750 40,126 44,862
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 21,002 29,701 36,376 42,003 46,961
Medium population centres with a population between 30,000 and 99,999 persons 21,034 29,746 36,431 42,067 47,032
Brandon (CA) 20,839 29,471 36,094 41,678 46,597
Winnipeg (CMA) 22,714 32,122 39,342 45,428 50,790
Saskatchewan  
Rural areas 20,737 29,326 35,917 41,473 46,368
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 21,618 30,572 37,443 43,236 48,339
Medium population centres with a population between 30,000 and 99,999 persons 21,745 30,751 37,663 43,489 48,622
Saskatoon (CMA) 23,513 33,252 40,725 47,025 52,576
Regina (CMA) 23,094 32,660 40,000 46,188 51,640
Alberta  
Rural areas 23,408 33,104 40,544 46,816 52,342
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 23,980 33,912 41,534 47,959 53,620
Medium population centres with a population between 30,000 and 99,999 persons 23,333 32,998 40,414 46,666 52,174
Large urban population centres with a population between 100,000 and 499,999 persons 23,640 33,432 40,946 47,280 52,861
Edmonton (CMA) 24,862 35,159 43,061 49,723 55,592
Calgary (CMA) 25,112 35,513 43,494 50,223 56,151
British Columbia  
Rural areas 21,535 30,454 37,299 43,069 48,153
Small population centres with less than 30,000 persons 22,125 31,289 38,322 44,250 49,473
Medium population centres with a population between 30,000 and 99,999 persons 22,255 31,473 38,547 44,510 49,764
Large urban population centres with a population between 100,000 and 499,999 persons 24,482 34,623 42,404 48,964 54,743
Vancouver (CMA) 25,285 35,758 43,794 50,569 56,538
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