Cost of living in Hamilton, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Hamilton

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$5,589
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,958
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Hamilton
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$22
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$3.41
12 eggs, large C$4.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.98
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$19
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.77
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,171
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,807
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,482
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,239
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$250
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$79
40” flat screen tv C$418
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$157
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$22
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$52
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$66
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$120
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$149
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$26,867
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.66
Monthly ticket public transport C$116
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$26
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$8
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$4.69
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.96
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.14
Tube of toothpaste C$2.26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$23
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$58
2 tickets to the movies C$31
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$353
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$90
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.38
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$65
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$16
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 147 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: December 09, 2022

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