Butter tastes better to me but when using margarine for baking no one seems to notice and its what my mom used.Prices are the same here, taxy. The ones that taxy has shown are the store brand ones I believe, no? Brand names start at Cdn $8.00 plus. On a really rare occasion you will get a Brand name on sale but it is usually still higher than the store brand.
If you can find anything under $6.00 Cdn. grab'em and run, yelling "Start the car! Start the car!"
Jusa - until I moved here I almost always used margarine - even for toast. I did keep butter for certain things. Have no idea why I started using more butter here - but with the prices as they are - I'm seriously thinking of changing back.
We use about 1 stick of butter (=1/4 lb or 1/2 cup) per week so it really doesn't cost that much. I do like the Irish butter. Kerry Gold is $4 on sale for the equivalent of 2 stcks or 1/2 lb. Aldi comparable brand of Irish butter (both come in foil) is about $3.35 for the same size package. This is strictly for bread or toast, I'll fry my husband's eggs in regular butter or bacon fat.
If you are spending $8 a month on butter that's not terrible. You're worth it!