Cost of Living Comparison Between Kitchener and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 5.28% higher than in Kitchener (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 14.93% higher than in Kitchener
Rent Prices in Toronto are 35.78% higher than in Kitchener
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 1.95% higher than in Kitchener
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 0.34% higher than in Kitchener
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 14.12% higher than in Kitchener
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Restaurants
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.50 C$ 20.00 C$      -6.98 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 98.00 C$ 100.00 C$      +2.04 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.50 C$ 12.00 C$      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 7.00 C$      +16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 C$ 9.00 C$      +38.46 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.31 C$ 4.80 C$      +45.36 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 C$ 2.43 C$      +35.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 C$ 1.99 C$      +17.63 %
Markets
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.06 C$ 12.76 C$      +40.87 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.85 C$ 2.87 C$      +0.64 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.57 C$ 1.77 C$      +12.55 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.42 C$ 3.70 C$      +7.98 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.04 C$ 6.74 C$      -4.31 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.63 C$ 6.84 C$      +3.26 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.53 C$ 7.67 C$      -19.50 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.62 C$ 1.98 C$      +22.48 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 C$ 0.77 C$      +19.01 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.16 C$ 1.71 C$      -20.80 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.32 C$ 2.00 C$      -13.72 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.09 C$ 1.55 C$      +42.33 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 C$ 1.26 C$      -1.49 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 C$ 2.83 C$      +16.61 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 C$ 1.84 C$      +1.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.16 C$ 3.29 C$      -20.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.92 C$ 3.75 C$      -23.78 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 17.00 C$      +13.33 %
Transportation
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.38 C$ 3.25 C$      -3.70 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 95.00 C$ 156.00 C$      +64.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 C$ 4.30 C$      +22.86 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.38 C$ 2.82 C$      -16.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.10 C$ 31.00 C$      -6.34 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.62 C$ 7.22 C$      +9.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,093.50 C$ 28,000.00 C$      +7.31 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,152.50 C$ 25,720.80 C$      -1.65 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197.62 C$ 147.64 C$      -25.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 C$ 0.47 C$      +76.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.22 C$ 73.23 C$      -7.55 %
Sports And Leisure
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.25 C$ 65.79 C$      +55.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.67 C$ 19.76 C$      +11.85 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.00 %
Childcare
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,400.00 C$ 1,659.74 C$      +18.55 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ? 26,794.17 C$     
Clothing And Shoes
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.33 C$ 81.06 C$      +32.16 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.00 C$ 47.54 C$      +18.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.57 C$ 118.26 C$      +38.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.62 C$ 125.83 C$      -3.67 %
Rent Per Month
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,621.88 C$ 2,111.92 C$      +30.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,452.56 C$ 1,833.71 C$      +26.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,348.73 C$ 3,485.45 C$      +48.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,175.00 C$ 2,908.33 C$      +33.72 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 730.40 C$ 1,199.28 C$      +64.20 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 766.54 C$ 936.36 C$      +22.15 %
Salaries And Financing
Kitchener Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,187.00 C$ 5,491.74 C$      +31.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.35 3.56      -33.48 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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