Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Washington, DC 

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Consumer Prices in Washington, DC are 12.21% higher than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Washington, DC are 25.92% higher than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Washington, DC are 48.94% higher than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Washington, DC are 8.28% higher than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Washington, DC are 19.72% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Washington, DC is 13.91% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$
(15.97 $)
18.79 C$
(15.00 $)
     -6.05 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(63.86 $)
97.09 C$
(77.50 $)
     +21.36 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 C$
(8.78 $)
10.02 C$
(8.00 $)
     -8.89 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(5.59 $)
7.52 C$
(6.00 $)
     +7.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(6.39 $)
10.02 C$
(8.00 $)
     +25.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 C$
(3.64 $)
5.73 C$
(4.57 $)
     +25.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.52 C$
(2.01 $)
2.84 C$
(2.27 $)
     +12.87 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 C$
(1.57 $)
2.38 C$
(1.90 $)
     +21.60 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.50 C$
(9.18 $)
4.32 C$
(3.45 $)
     -62.44 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.60 C$
(2.07 $)
3.32 C$
(2.65 $)
     +27.86 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.54 C$
(1.23 $)
3.00 C$
(2.39 $)
     +94.13 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.42 C$
(2.73 $)
3.41 C$
(2.72 $)
     -0.33 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.61 C$
(5.28 $)
6.83 C$
(5.45 $)
     +3.19 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.16 C$
(4.92 $)
6.12 C$
(4.89 $)
     -0.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.26 C$
(5.80 $)
8.85 C$
(7.07 $)
     +21.92 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.86 C$
(1.49 $)
3.30 C$
(2.63 $)
     +76.95 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 C$
(0.57 $)
0.85 C$
(0.68 $)
     +20.39 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 C$
(1.27 $)
3.01 C$
(2.40 $)
     +88.56 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 C$
(1.43 $)
2.80 C$
(2.24 $)
     +56.37 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.28 C$
(1.02 $)
1.63 C$
(1.30 $)
     +26.71 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 C$
(0.94 $)
1.64 C$
(1.31 $)
     +39.19 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.51 C$
(2.00 $)
2.93 C$
(2.34 $)
     +16.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.04 C$
(1.63 $)
2.37 C$
(1.89 $)
     +16.21 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 C$
(12.77 $)
15.03 C$
(12.00 $)
     -6.05 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.28 C$
(2.62 $)
3.56 C$
(2.84 $)
     +8.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.44 C$
(2.75 $)
3.44 C$
(2.75 $)
     -0.08 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$
(11.97 $)
13.78 C$
(11.00 $)
     -8.13 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$
(2.59 $)
4.07 C$
(3.25 $)
     +25.27 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$
(124.53 $)
124.64 C$
(99.50 $)
     -20.10 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$
(3.39 $)
4.85 C$
(3.88 $)
     +14.22 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$
(2.57 $)
3.13 C$
(2.50 $)
     -2.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.04 C$
(24.77 $)
37.58 C$
(30.00 $)
     +21.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.61 C$
(3.68 $)
3.40 C$
(2.71 $)
     -26.30 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$
(19,956.69 $)
30,065.11 C$
(24,000.00 $)
     +20.26 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,423.54 C$
(20,294.78 $)
25,988.98 C$
(20,746.15 $)
     +2.22 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.18 C$
(132.65 $)
185.57 C$
(148.14 $)
     +11.67 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 C$
(0.28 $)
0.20 C$
(0.16 $)
     -42.83 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.48 C$
(59.46 $)
77.61 C$
(61.96 $)
     +4.21 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.74 C$
(45.29 $)
99.77 C$
(79.65 $)
     +75.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.83 C$
(18.22 $)
18.16 C$
(14.50 $)
     -20.42 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(11.97 $)
17.54 C$
(14.00 $)
     +16.92 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,673.61 C$
(1,335.99 $)
2,254.81 C$
(1,799.94 $)
     +34.73 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,750.00 C$
(18,958.85 $)
45,791.67 C$
(36,554.00 $)
     +92.81 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.35 C$
(56.16 $)
70.72 C$
(56.46 $)
     +0.54 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.16 C$
(36.85 $)
48.91 C$
(39.04 $)
     +5.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 110.80 C$
(88.45 $)
109.61 C$
(87.50 $)
     -1.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 144.14 C$
(115.06 $)
151.84 C$
(121.21 $)
     +5.34 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,939.23 C$
(1,548.02 $)
2,892.31 C$
(2,308.84 $)
     +49.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,652.89 C$
(1,319.44 $)
2,230.70 C$
(1,780.69 $)
     +34.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,350.20 C$
(2,674.35 $)
5,261.39 C$
(4,200.00 $)
     +57.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,613.14 C$
(2,085.98 $)
3,847.82 C$
(3,071.59 $)
     +47.25 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,029.16 C$
(821.54 $)
874.62 C$
(698.18 $)
     -15.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 846.43 C$
(675.68 $)
456.38 C$
(364.31 $)
     -46.08 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Washington, DC Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,619.18 C$
(3,687.34 $)
6,625.36 C$
(5,288.81 $)
     +43.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.38 3.54      +48.55 %
Last update: August 2021July 2021
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