Cost of living in Toronto, Canada

Summary of cost of living in Toronto

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: C$6,773
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: C$4,012
  • Toronto is the 2nd most expensive city in Canada (2 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Toronto is more expensive than in 74% of cities in N. America (16 out of 57)
  • Cost of living in Toronto is more expensive than in 89% of cities in the World (30 out of 268)
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List of prices in Toronto
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) C$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.99
12 eggs, large C$4.27
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.03
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.74
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$16
2 liters of coca-cola C$2.93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.62
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area C$3,283
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area C$2,720
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$199
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area C$2,108
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area C$1,787
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio C$137
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) C$69
40” flat screen tv C$382
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) C$137
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$26
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) C$72
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) C$47
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) C$112
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$147
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$27,015
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.57
Monthly ticket public transport C$151
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$23
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$21
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) C$86
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) C$10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.28
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.58
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.43
Tube of toothpaste C$2.58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city C$28
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$70
2 tickets to the movies C$30
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$210
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$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb C$581
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.45
1 month of gym membership in business district C$64
1 package of marlboro cigarettes C$15
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 920 prices entered by 154 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2022

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