Cost of Living in Toronto

Below are estimated costs of living in Toronto, Mississauga and Scarborough in 2018-19.

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district  C$18
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$2.61
12 eggs, large C$4.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$3.61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.46
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$2.41
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.30

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area C$2,322
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area C$1,970
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$164
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area C$1,885
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area C$1,447
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$112
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$50
40” flat screen TV C$468
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$159
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$21

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$66
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$116
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$163

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$22,678
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.16
Monthly ticket public transport C$145 (in our office you can purchase it for 128,75 ;)) )
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) C$23

Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$19
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$56
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) C$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$5.01
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.39
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.60
Tube of toothpaste C$2.49
Standard mens haircut in expat area of the city C$25

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$59
2 tickets to the movies C$29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$217
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$108
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.96
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB C$532
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.51
1 month of gym membership in business district C$72
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$13

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