Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Hamilton 

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Consumer Prices in Hamilton are 3.0% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Hamilton are 12.8% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Hamilton are 28.6% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Hamilton are 12.1% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Hamilton are 0.7% lower than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Hamilton is 5.2% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.50 C$ 20.00 C$      -18.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 110.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -9.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 14.00 C$      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 C$ 8.00 C$      -5.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.38 C$ 8.25 C$      -12.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.26 C$ 4.91 C$      -6.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 C$ 2.50 C$      -11.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 C$ 2.08 C$      -4.8 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.58 C$ 10.06 C$      -35.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.44 C$ 3.02 C$      -12.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.13 C$ 1.68 C$      -21.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.71 C$ 4.18 C$      -11.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.25 C$ 9.86 C$      +36.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.69 C$ 9.12 C$      +18.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.66 C$ 10.26 C$      +18.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 C$ 2.30 C$      -4.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 C$ 0.76 C$      -8.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.49 C$ 2.13 C$      -14.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 C$ 1.91 C$      -14.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 C$ 1.20 C$      -29.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 1.55 C$      -7.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.10 C$ 3.32 C$      +7.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.42 C$ 2.49 C$      +3.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -21.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.39 C$ 3.28 C$      -3.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.77 C$ 3.91 C$      +3.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 18.75 C$      -6.2 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.25 C$      -3.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 114.40 C$      -26.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 4.50 C$      -10.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 4.83 C$      +71.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 80.00 C$      +158.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.10 C$ 5.64 C$      -7.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,256.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -0.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,108.46 C$ 28,267.81 C$      -6.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 198.27 C$ 259.84 C$      +31.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.36 C$ 67.00 C$      +2.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.33 C$ 73.21 C$      -2.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.12 C$ 43.75 C$      -41.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.06 C$ 35.00 C$      +16.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 18.00 C$      0.0 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,528.09 C$ 1,500.00 C$      -1.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,810.00 C$ 30,000.00 C$      +16.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.03 C$ 84.22 C$      +7.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.88 C$ 60.00 C$      +22.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.82 C$ 121.56 C$      -5.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.29 C$ 158.00 C$      -2.0 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,526.78 C$ 1,948.33 C$      -22.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,235.71 C$ 1,866.67 C$      -16.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,368.52 C$ 2,825.00 C$      -35.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,570.00 C$ 2,425.00 C$      -32.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,294.15 C$ 2,149.98 C$      +66.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,029.31 C$ 1,883.86 C$      +83.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Hamilton Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,708.36 C$ 4,316.67 C$      -8.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.61 6.92      +4.7 %
Last update: March 2024February 2024
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