Cost of living in Guelph, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Guelph

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,591
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,398
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Guelph, Canada. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.88
12 eggs, large C$3.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.58
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.05
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$15
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.60
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.92
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,817
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,454
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$225
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,145
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$144
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$59
40” flat screen tv C$415
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$113
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$67
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$33
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$103
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$147
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$22,380
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.19
Monthly ticket public transport C$79
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$28
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$22
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.72
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.79
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.49
Tube of toothpaste C$2.66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$51
2 tickets to the movies C$25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$171
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$7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$549
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.20
1 month of gym membership in business district C$39
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$12
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 131 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: August 14, 2020

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