Cost of living in Hamilton, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Hamilton

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,764
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,297
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Hamilton, Canada. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.26
12 eggs, large C$2.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$1.17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of coca-cola C$1.90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$3.27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,566
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,335
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$288
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,416
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,084
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$161
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$63
40” flat screen tv C$513
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$127
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$51
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$49
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$120
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$178
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$23,772
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.23
Monthly ticket public transport C$106
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$21
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$16
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$64
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.51
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$7
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.65
Tube of toothpaste C$2.25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$52
2 tickets to the movies C$30
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$120
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$91
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.84
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$591
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.31
1 month of gym membership in business district C$49
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$15
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 234 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: October 29, 2020

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