i also don't know a big Mac cost but if your interested in larger purchases this is the first time in many years that it could be cheaper in Canada. Sevearl year ago when we had a low dollar to the US I heard you could buy a Mercedes for up to $10,000 less than in the states. This happens a s certain products are priced to the country.
I always shopped for electronics in Portland Oregon ( no sales tax) and it use to be a lot cheaper.
Today if you go on BestBuy.com you'll see an iPad air2 is $599 us if you go to bestbuy.ca you'll see it is $649 can
649 is about $455 us ....you'll have to add the tax in your state ...in BC the tax rate is 12% = 5% Feds and 7% provincial but go to Alberta and you only pay federal tax of 5%.
Also I believe if you are from the US you can claim a tax credit on purchases on departing Canada.
Even in BC you'll walk out of best buy with the iPad for about $510us...... Now that beats any big Mac !! And $599 plus tax!
This is not an isolated item .... I shop which ever country has the best deals.. Most everyone Ive talked to at the moment who will be driving north home to Canada at the end of the winter is saying they are "hauling A.. home" and not doing any unnecessary stops as the dollar is killing them in the US. (except gas and booze
It will be a very Hard year for US tourism businesses.
Hope to see you in one of the provincial parks .