Cost of living in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$4.72
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$1.62
12 eggs, large C$3.58
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$2.47
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$4.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$2.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$1.55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$14
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.39
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,600
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,342
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$1,034
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$828
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$116
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$51
40” flat screen TV C$375
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$127
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$8
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$51
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) C$41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$87
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$115
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$20,048
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.10
Monthly ticket public transport C$81
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$13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$42
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$67
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$6.00
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$4.80
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.66
Tube of toothpaste C$2.98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$51
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$111
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$3.49
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB C$578
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district C$43
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 233 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: November 14, 2018.

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