Cost of living in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada

Change the currency:
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$5.37
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$1.50
12 eggs, large C$3.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$2.38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$4.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$2.57
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$1.55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$2.78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$13
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.40
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.46
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,558
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,154
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$142
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$1,015
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$776
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$202
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$50
40” flat screen TV C$625
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$122
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$53
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$108
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$20,546
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.07
Monthly ticket public transport C$84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$24
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$10
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$35
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.69
4 rolls of toilet paper C$4.26
Tube of toothpaste C$3.44
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$53
2 tickets to the movies C$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$147
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$3.39
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB C$1,501
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.19
1 month of gym membership in business district C$45
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 174 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: November 19, 2017.

Kitchener-Waterloo position in our World Ranking

the world
160th
out of 335
n. america
83rd
out of 101
canada
12th
out of 12

Cheapest and most expensive products in Kitchener-Waterloo compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
n. america
1st
n. america
1st
n. america
1st
n. america
1st
n. america
1st

Do you live in Kitchener-Waterloo? We need your help!

What is the price of

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB

in Kitchener-Waterloo?

C$

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Bogotá costs COL$90,000 (17 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Vienna costs €9 (39 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Yaoundé costs 6,000 Franc (43 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Paris costs €4,500 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Hermosillo costs Mex$ 700 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Oslo costs kr 12,000 (about 1 hour ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Kitchener-Waterloo?