Cost of living in Toronto, Canada

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$17
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$2.79
12 eggs, large C$4.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.89
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.58
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.08
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$2,207
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,683
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$156
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$1,697
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$1,231
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$102
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$53
40” flat screen TV C$517
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$159
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$22
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$67
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) C$49
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$115
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$157
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$25,478
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.05
Monthly ticket public transport C$141
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$20
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$35
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$58
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.03
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.53
Tube of toothpaste C$2.20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$23
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$53
2 tickets to the movies C$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$187
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$4.67
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
iPod nano 16GB C$230
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.49
1 month of gym membership in business district C$70
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,994 prices entered by 705 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2016.

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