Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Kitchener 

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Cost of Living in Kitchener is 6.2% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Kitchener is 14.0% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Kitchener are 26.5% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Kitchener are 10.3% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Kitchener are 1.3% lower than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Kitchener is 10.7% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 25.00 C$      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 13.00 C$      -13.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 7.50 C$      -6.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 C$ 6.82 C$      -31.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.39 C$ 4.41 C$      -18.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 C$ 3.00 C$      +5.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 C$ 2.12 C$      -3.5 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.63 C$ 11.10 C$      -29.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 C$ 3.04 C$      -11.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.08 C$ 2.11 C$      +1.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.55 C$ 4.19 C$      -7.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.99 C$ 7.29 C$      +4.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.82 C$ 7.34 C$      -6.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.55 C$ 10.37 C$      +21.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.36 C$ 2.58 C$      +9.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 C$ 0.73 C$      -21.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 C$ 2.26 C$      -4.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.30 C$ 3.17 C$      +37.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.59 C$ 1.64 C$      +3.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.70 C$ 2.34 C$      +37.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.05 C$ 3.41 C$      +11.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.37 C$ 1.94 C$      -18.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.39 C$ 3.91 C$      +15.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.64 C$ 4.14 C$      +13.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.0 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.75 C$      +11.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 92.00 C$      -41.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 3.50 C$      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 4.02 C$      +42.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 C$ 40.00 C$      +21.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.02 C$ 5.63 C$      -6.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,087.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -0.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,337.76 C$ 27,382.58 C$      -9.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.55 C$ 192.50 C$      +21.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 61.78 C$ 50.00 C$      -19.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.84 C$ 71.37 C$      -0.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.05 C$ 43.20 C$      -38.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.95 C$ 40.00 C$      +48.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 16.50 C$      -8.3 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,467.15 C$ 822.40 C$      -43.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,083.33 C$ 17,400.00 C$      -30.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.72 C$ 67.50 C$      -16.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.76 C$ 40.00 C$      -21.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 136.34 C$ 105.71 C$      -22.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 163.79 C$ 133.33 C$      -18.6 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,501.38 C$ 2,006.25 C$      -19.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,160.56 C$ 1,766.67 C$      -18.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,441.51 C$ 2,875.00 C$      -35.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,642.17 C$ 2,725.00 C$      -25.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,284.27 C$ 673.54 C$      -47.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 994.66 C$ 515.61 C$      -48.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,781.64 C$ 4,550.18 C$      -4.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.45 6.63      +2.8 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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