Cost of living in Toronto, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Toronto

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$6,202
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$3,641
  • Toronto is the most expensive city in Canada (1 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Toronto is more expensive than in 69% of cities in N. America (23 out of 71)
  • Cost of living in Toronto is more expensive than in 81% of cities in the World (49 out of 259)

List of prices in Toronto, Canada. Current as of Mar 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.96
12 eggs, large C$3.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.88
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.68
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.01
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.43
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.57
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,923
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$2,461
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$148
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$2,178
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,709
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$100
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$47
40” flat screen tv C$390
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$147
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$23
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$70
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$50
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$113
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$152
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$25,530
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.20
Monthly ticket public transport C$147
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$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$25
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$69
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.56
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.85
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.04
Tube of toothpaste C$2.17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$28
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$59
2 tickets to the movies C$31
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$242
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$103
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.77
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$589
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.40
1 month of gym membership in business district C$61
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,805 prices entered by 438 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2020

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Toronto position in our World Ranking

the world
49th
out of 259
n. america
23rd
out of 71
canada
1st
out of 12

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