Cost of Living Comparison Between Kitchener and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 12.5% higher than in Kitchener (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 21.9% higher than in Kitchener
Rent Prices in Toronto are 41.0% higher than in Kitchener
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 21.1% higher than in Kitchener
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 3.0% higher than in Kitchener
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 30.4% lower than in Kitchener
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Restaurants
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 23.00 C$      +15.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 98.00 C$ 115.00 C$      +17.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$ 13.00 C$      +8.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 C$ 8.00 C$      +77.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.25 C$ 9.00 C$      +71.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.33 C$ 4.88 C$      +46.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 C$ 2.68 C$      +58.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 C$ 2.14 C$      +12.1 %
Markets
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.44 C$ 13.70 C$      +31.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.98 C$ 3.10 C$      +4.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 C$ 1.87 C$      +16.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.37 C$ 4.33 C$      -0.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.04 C$ 6.98 C$      -0.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.31 C$ 7.24 C$      -0.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.53 C$ 8.38 C$      -12.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.78 C$ 2.18 C$      +22.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 C$ 0.75 C$      +15.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.30 C$ 2.02 C$      -12.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 C$ 2.27 C$      -15.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 C$ 1.65 C$      +36.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.41 C$ 1.62 C$      +14.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.75 C$ 3.30 C$      +20.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 C$ 2.22 C$      +15.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 16.51 C$      +10.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.51 C$ 3.10 C$      -11.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.67 C$ 3.72 C$      -20.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 17.00 C$      +13.3 %
Transportation
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.58 C$ 3.25 C$      -9.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +73.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 4.41 C$      +26.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 C$ 2.82 C$      -16.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 C$ 31.00 C$      -11.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.56 C$ 6.17 C$      -5.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,187.00 C$ 30,000.00 C$      +19.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,602.86 C$ 26,542.44 C$      +3.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.16 C$ 183.91 C$      -10.4 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 C$ 0.47 C$      +87.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 76.44 C$ 74.47 C$      -2.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.86 C$ 63.45 C$      +72.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 C$ 23.77 C$      +58.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,100.00 C$ 1,546.06 C$      +40.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ? 26,395.00 C$     
Clothing And Shoes
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.20 C$ 78.55 C$      +30.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.25 C$ 49.37 C$      +6.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.86 C$ 123.85 C$      +37.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.17 C$ 140.12 C$      +22.7 %
Rent Per Month
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,718.33 C$ 2,426.61 C$      +41.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,618.17 C$ 2,030.83 C$      +25.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,486.33 C$ 3,858.75 C$      +55.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,307.69 C$ 3,148.09 C$      +36.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 747.84 C$ 1,185.21 C$      +58.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 709.61 C$ 929.58 C$      +31.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,167.58 C$ 4,381.93 C$      -15.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.11 5.96      -16.3 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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