Cost of living in Hamilton, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Hamilton

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,633
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,260
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List of prices in Hamilton, Canada. Current as of Jan 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$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.24
12 eggs, large C$3.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.05
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.66
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.88
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$16
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.86
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,630
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,257
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$193
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,286
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$878
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$136
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$62
40” flat screen tv C$526
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$151
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$55
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$52
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$124
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$168
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$24,471
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.25
Monthly ticket public transport C$105
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$22
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$17
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$5.58
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$7
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.72
Tube of toothpaste C$2.30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$58
2 tickets to the movies C$30
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$142
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$87
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$5.02
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$584
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$13
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 237 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

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