Cost of Living Comparison Between Halifax and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 0.72% lower than in Halifax (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 14.51% higher than in Halifax
Rent Prices in Toronto are 52.49% higher than in Halifax
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 14.09% higher than in Halifax
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 15.73% lower than in Halifax
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 16.22% higher than in Halifax
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Restaurants
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 C$ 20.00 C$      +25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 C$ 80.00 C$      +6.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 12.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 9.00 C$      +28.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.25 C$ 4.81 C$      +13.19 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 C$ 2.43 C$      +7.91 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 C$ 1.84 C$      -8.56 %
Markets
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.32 C$ 10.57 C$      +27.03 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.56 C$ 2.63 C$      +2.82 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.35 C$ 1.42 C$      -39.38 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.88 C$ 3.55 C$      -8.56 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.93 C$ 7.12 C$      +44.41 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.46 C$ 6.12 C$      -5.25 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.92 C$ 7.29 C$      -18.30 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 1.70 C$      -32.59 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.99 C$ 0.72 C$      -27.25 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 1.61 C$      -35.92 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.63 C$ 1.72 C$      -34.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.01 C$ 1.22 C$      -39.50 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.67 C$ 1.16 C$      -30.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.56 C$ 2.38 C$      -33.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 C$ 1.79 C$      -19.25 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.05 C$ 3.18 C$      -21.41 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.71 C$ 3.47 C$      -26.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 C$ 17.00 C$      -5.56 %
Transportation
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 C$ 3.25 C$      +18.18 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 82.50 C$ 156.00 C$      +89.09 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 C$ 4.25 C$      +30.77 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 C$ 3.22 C$      +17.30 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.85 C$ 35.00 C$      +25.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.99 C$ 5.26 C$      +5.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,285.00 C$ 26,000.00 C$      +7.06 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,035.00 C$ 25,223.84 C$      +19.91 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.78 C$ 158.65 C$      -3.72 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 C$ 0.38 C$      +74.33 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 95.80 C$ 73.38 C$      -23.40 %
Sports And Leisure
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.91 C$ 60.88 C$      +10.88 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.75 C$ 23.73 C$      +14.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 936.11 C$ 1,698.56 C$      +81.45 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,250.00 C$ 25,281.25 C$      +0.12 %
Clothing And Shoes
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.36 C$ 73.14 C$      +2.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.57 C$ 47.70 C$      -1.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 113.14 C$ 111.42 C$      -1.52 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.73 C$ 139.91 C$      +6.22 %
Rent Per Month
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,435.80 C$ 2,019.64 C$      +40.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,073.54 C$ 1,715.22 C$      +59.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,350.00 C$ 3,516.98 C$      +49.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,710.21 C$ 2,766.38 C$      +61.76 %
Buy Apartment Price
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 421.53 C$ 1,049.40 C$      +148.95 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 293.41 C$ 851.63 C$      +190.26 %
Salaries And Financing
Halifax Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,637.48 C$ 4,840.91 C$      +33.08 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.92 2.47      -15.35 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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