Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Hamilton 

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Cost of Living in Hamilton is 8.6% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Hamilton is 14.3% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Hamilton are 23.3% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Hamilton are 30.0% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Hamilton are 2.4% lower than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Hamilton is 19.3% lower than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 20.00 C$      -20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 55.00 C$      -54.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 15.00 C$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 7.00 C$      -12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 C$ 8.00 C$      -20.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.37 C$ 4.81 C$      -10.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 C$ 2.50 C$      -11.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 C$ 2.04 C$      -6.9 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.38 C$ 11.37 C$      -26.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.43 C$ 3.05 C$      -11.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.15 C$ 1.68 C$      -22.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.63 C$ 4.36 C$      -5.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.98 C$ 5.85 C$      -16.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.82 C$ 8.66 C$      +10.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.55 C$ 10.18 C$      +19.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.37 C$ 2.30 C$      -2.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 C$ 0.73 C$      -19.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 C$ 2.64 C$      +11.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.29 C$ 1.91 C$      -16.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.62 C$ 1.20 C$      -26.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.73 C$ 1.92 C$      +11.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.09 C$ 3.32 C$      +7.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.35 C$ 2.74 C$      +16.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.41 C$ 3.28 C$      -3.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.64 C$ 3.39 C$      -6.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 19.00 C$      -5.0 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.50 C$      +4.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 114.40 C$      -26.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 4.90 C$      -2.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 2.90 C$      +2.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 32.72 C$      +5.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.03 C$ 5.72 C$      -5.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,226.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -0.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,337.76 C$ 27,519.78 C$      -9.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.22 C$ 246.30 C$      +52.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 62.14 C$ 56.97 C$      -8.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.56 C$ 74.94 C$      +4.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.05 C$ 38.89 C$      -44.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.58 C$ 35.00 C$      +26.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 19.00 C$      +5.6 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,497.84 C$ 1,166.67 C$      -22.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,636.36 C$ 30,000.00 C$      +21.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.80 C$ 84.22 C$      +5.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.31 C$ 60.00 C$      +19.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 135.95 C$ 129.25 C$      -4.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 162.54 C$ 158.00 C$      -2.8 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,493.24 C$ 1,998.12 C$      -19.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,142.71 C$ 1,847.67 C$      -13.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,410.91 C$ 3,171.67 C$      -28.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,613.62 C$ 2,687.50 C$      -25.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,292.64 C$ 2,207.51 C$      +70.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 996.89 C$ 1,883.86 C$      +89.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,659.68 C$ 3,223.89 C$      -30.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.46 6.76      +4.7 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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