Cost of living in Oshawa, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Oshawa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$5,005
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,592
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Oshawa
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.45
12 eggs, large C$3.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.92
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.15
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$3.27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.15
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$1.68
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$2,157
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,319
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$220
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,379
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$965
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$196
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$51
40” flat screen tv C$448
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$152
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$8
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$22
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$60
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$48
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$104
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$117
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$22,784
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.21
Monthly ticket public transport C$112
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$25
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$17
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$75
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.36
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.30
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.28
Tube of toothpaste C$2.07
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$23
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$49
2 tickets to the movies C$27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$211
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$96
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$582
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.58
1 month of gym membership in business district C$47
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$12
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 45 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2022

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