Cost of living in Oshawa, Canada

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.80
12 eggs, large C$4.03
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.54
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$3.47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$4.58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.97
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$1,404
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,268
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$245
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$985
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$736
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$211
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$43
40” flat screen TV C$612
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$131
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$18
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$37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$136
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$22,179
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.15
Monthly ticket public transport C$109
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$30
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.79
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$8
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.75
Tube of toothpaste C$2.49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$44
2 tickets to the movies C$23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$252
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.34
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
iPad Air 2, 64GB C$600
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.58
1 month of gym membership in business district C$44
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$11
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 84 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2017.

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