By Sarah GormanPosted August 23, 2018 07:17:13Canada’s dining halls are cheaper than those in other countries, according to the latest government data released Thursday.
The Statistics Canada’s Restaurant and Food Services Quarterly Survey showed that for the year ended March 2018, restaurants in Canada earned an average of $1,068 per person.
That compares to an average $2,891 per person in the United States, $4,082 in Australia, $5,913 in New Zealand, $6,929 in Canada and $8,069 in the Netherlands.
But it is not all bad news for Canadians.
The survey showed restaurants in Ontario were earning an average wage of $3,077 per person, while the average wage for restaurants in Quebec was $2.84 per person and the average for the province of British Columbia was $3.16 per person.
“The average wage across the provinces for 2017 was $5.24 per person,” said Statistics Canada.
“In contrast, the average average wage was $8.25 per person across Canada for all occupations.”
The survey was conducted by Statistics Canada from June to September 2018.