Cost of living in Toronto, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Toronto

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$6,999
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$4,167
  • Toronto is the most expensive city in Canada (1 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Toronto is more expensive than in 69% of cities in N. America (15 out of 45)
  • Cost of living in Toronto is more expensive than in 90% of cities in the World (24 out of 230)
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List of prices in Toronto
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$24
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$3.24
12 eggs, large C$4.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.97
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.03
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$3.01
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$16
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.48
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.61
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$3,464
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$2,804
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$166
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$2,166
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,841
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$106
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$63
40” flat screen tv C$405
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$128
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$26
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$72
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$114
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$153
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$28,594
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.72
Monthly ticket public transport C$151
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$23
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$20
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$80
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.12
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.19
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.83
Tube of toothpaste C$2.42
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$31
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$66
2 tickets to the movies C$30
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$169
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$109
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.88
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$698
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.51
1 month of gym membership in business district C$69
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$16
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 979 prices entered by 150 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2022

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Toronto position in our World Ranking

the world
24th
out of 230
n. america
15th
out of 45
canada
1st
out of 11

Cheapest and most expensive products in Toronto compared to other cities:

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3rd
n. america
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n. america
3rd
n. america
4th
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4th
canada
1st

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