Cost of living in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Kitchener-Waterloo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,431
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,236
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List of prices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$4.95
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.68
12 eggs, large C$3.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$2.89
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$2.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$1.86
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.97
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.39
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.25
Housing [Edit]
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$1,341
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$187
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,032
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$831
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$118
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$65
40” flat screen tv C$374
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$126
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$21
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$49
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$46
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$96
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$117
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$22,093
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.10
Monthly ticket public transport C$84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$23
Personal Care [Edit]
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, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.81
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.11
4 rolls of toilet paper C$3.20
Tube of toothpaste C$2.84
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$52
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$139
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$3.79
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$520
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.29
1 month of gym membership in business district C$43
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$13
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 153 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: May 09, 2021

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