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Brandon business and residents benefit from the lowest electricity rates in Canada and below average natural gas prices. Brandon is ranked lowest utility costs of 34 Canadian cities compared. Across the Prairies and US Midwest Brandon also ranks lowest for utility costs in a 24 city comparison undertaken by KPMG in 2016.

Canadian Utility Cost Rankings

Prov Canadian Rank Lowest Total Utilities Costs 
Brandon MB 1
Winnipeg MB 1
Kelowna BC 2
Vancouver BC 3
Medicine Hat AB 4
Sherbrooke QC 5
Quebec City QC 5
Montreal QC 5
Gatineau QC 5
St. John's NL 6
Prince Albert SK 7
Moose Jaw SK 7
Regina SK 7
Saskatoon SK 7
Red Deer AB 8
Saint John NB 9
Calgary AB 9
Fredericton NB 10
Moncton NB 10
Edmonton AB 11
Lethbridge AB 12
Sydney BC 13
Thunder Bay ON 13
Saulte St Marie ON 14
Barrie ON 15
Grande Prairie AB 15
Belleville QC 16
Truro NS 17
Halifax NS 17
Lloydminster AB 17
Charlottetown PEI 18
Windsor-Essex ON 18
Niagara ON 19
Toronto ON 20

Source: KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2016 Business Costs Report
Average of 19  Operations

Current Electrical Rate Pricing

Current Natural Gas Pricing


Prairie / US Midwest Utilities Cost Rankings

Prov / State Lowest Total
Utilities Cost Ranking
Brandon MB 1
Winnipeg MB 1
Sioux Falls SD 2
Oklahoma City OK 3
Medicine Hat AB 4
St. Louis MO 5
Salt Lake City UT 6
Omaha NE 7
Fargo ND 8
Kansas City MO 8
Red Deer AB 9
Minneapolis MN 9
Moose Jaw SK 10
Regina SK 10
Saskatoon SK 10
Prince Albert SK 10
Denver CO 10
Calgary AB 11
Edmonton AB 12
Lethbridge AB 13
Billings MT 13
Youngstown OH 14
Grande Prairie AB 15
Lloydminster AB 16

Source: KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2016 Business Costs Report
Average of 19 Operations

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