Cost of living in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Thunder Bay, Ontario

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$4,151
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$2,013
  • 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.
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List of prices in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.42
12 eggs, large C$4.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$2.91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$4.20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.64
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$20
2 liters of coca-cola C$1.52
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$0.84
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$1,441
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$1,107
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$134
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$1,234
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$753
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$100
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$49
40” flat screen tv C$325
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$110
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$35
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$65
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$25
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$64
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$69
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$22,827
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.33
Monthly ticket public transport C$77
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$38
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$3.70
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$3.28
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.64
Tube of toothpaste C$1.01
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$35
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$60
2 tickets to the movies C$22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$34
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$6.00
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$3.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$5.50
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$410
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district C$49
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 26 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2020

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