The cost of living is irrelevant to the price of a Transformer . The cost of the figure remains the same no matter how much you make or spend out. The store and hasbro don't care how much you make or how much your bills total to each month they don't care about your situation in life when deciding price as they would charge a homeless person the same price as a millionaire. The cost of the figure remains the same. Dollar for dollar we are charged more and that is a fact. If you came to Canada to buy a TF you would be charged the same as I and vise versa. The cost of living ONLY affects YOUR ability to BUY them, not the price.