Cost of living in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Kitchener-Waterloo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,572
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,276
  • 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 Kitchener-Waterloo
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$5.15
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.95
12 eggs, large C$3.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.03
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.07
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.34
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.79
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,643
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,306
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$185
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,198
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$950
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$155
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$59
40” flat screen tv C$317
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$112
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$19
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$49
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$24,467
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.44
Monthly ticket public transport C$84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$29
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$14
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$74
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$4.87
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste C$2.59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$22
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$48
2 tickets to the movies C$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$83
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.83
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district C$41
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$14
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 63 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2022

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