Cost of Living Comparison Between Kitchener and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 9.60% higher than in Kitchener (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 22.80% higher than in Kitchener
Rent Prices in Toronto are 53.09% higher than in Kitchener
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 5.29% higher than in Kitchener
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 7.80% higher than in Kitchener
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 16.90% higher than in Kitchener
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Restaurants
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 C$ 90.00 C$      +5.88 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 C$ 11.00 C$      +10.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 C$ 7.00 C$      +7.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.50 C$ 8.00 C$      +6.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.91 C$ 4.47 C$      +14.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 C$ 2.47 C$      +19.10 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 C$ 1.95 C$      +18.87 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.28 C$ 11.66 C$      +60.07 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.71 C$ 2.55 C$      -5.97 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.31 C$ 1.53 C$      +16.03 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 C$ 3.25 C$      +0.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.38 C$ 6.11 C$      -4.27 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.25 C$ 5.94 C$      +13.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.93 C$ 6.99 C$      +17.80 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.56 C$ 1.80 C$      +15.01 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 C$ 0.72 C$      +8.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.90 C$ 1.55 C$      -18.57 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.06 C$ 1.70 C$      -17.51 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.91 C$ 1.24 C$      +36.37 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 C$ 1.11 C$      -18.71 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.46 C$ 2.44 C$      -0.64 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.61 C$ 2.02 C$      +25.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 16.00 C$      +6.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.04 C$ 3.13 C$      +2.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 C$ 3.50 C$      +31.12 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.10 C$ 15.00 C$      +14.50 %
Transportation
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.25 C$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +73.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 4.25 C$      +21.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 C$ 3.22 C$      -4.76 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.20 C$ 31.04 C$      -0.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.12 C$ 4.31 C$      +4.65 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 C$ 25,000.00 C$      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,960.00 C$ 25,611.52 C$      -1.34 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 212.83 C$ 171.75 C$      -19.30 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.26 C$ 0.36 C$      +38.01 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.11 C$ 72.27 C$      +14.52 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.15 C$ 55.53 C$      +22.97 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.67 C$ 25.00 C$      +41.51 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.75 C$ 15.00 C$      +9.09 %
Childcare
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,225.00 C$ 1,681.69 C$      +37.28 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 C$ 26,846.00 C$      +49.14 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.46 C$ 73.85 C$      +18.24 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.50 C$ 47.89 C$      +27.71 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.92 C$ 107.13 C$      +19.13 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.22 C$ 141.74 C$      +15.97 %
Rent Per Month
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,425.50 C$ 1,998.96 C$      +40.23 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,152.63 C$ 1,710.79 C$      +48.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,997.37 C$ 3,419.29 C$      +71.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,805.00 C$ 2,610.20 C$      +44.61 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 473.97 C$ 1,073.34 C$      +126.46 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 410.90 C$ 842.55 C$      +105.05 %
Salaries And Financing
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,119.75 C$ 4,478.40 C$      +43.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 2.59      -27.04 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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