Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Kingston 

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Consumer Prices in Kingston are 0.0% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kingston are 12.9% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Kingston are 33.5% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Kingston are 10.2% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Kingston are 7.7% higher than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Kingston is 10.8% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$ 24.00 C$      -4.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 C$ 100.00 C$      -16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 13.50 C$      -10.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 C$ 8.00 C$      -5.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 C$ 9.00 C$      -10.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.43 C$ 5.08 C$      -6.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 C$ 2.33 C$      -18.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.24 C$ 1.83 C$      -18.1 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 16.09 C$ 15.44 C$      -4.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.43 C$ 2.83 C$      -17.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.18 C$ 2.81 C$      +28.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.89 C$ 3.75 C$      -23.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.88 C$ 6.90 C$      +0.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.71 C$ 9.05 C$      +17.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.65 C$ 11.74 C$      +35.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.46 C$ 2.49 C$      +1.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 C$ 0.67 C$      -24.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.48 C$ 2.37 C$      -4.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 C$ 3.90 C$      +69.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 C$ 2.16 C$      +29.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 C$ 1.44 C$      -16.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.13 C$ 3.10 C$      -1.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.46 C$ 2.44 C$      -1.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -21.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.42 C$ 3.03 C$      -11.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.87 C$ 3.28 C$      -15.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 20.00 C$      0.0 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.50 C$      +4.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 80.00 C$      -48.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 4.25 C$      -15.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.62 C$      +28.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 45.00 C$      +45.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.11 C$ 5.60 C$      -8.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,350.00 C$ 33,978.00 C$      -1.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,645.69 C$ 27,382.58 C$      -10.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 170.84 C$ 259.08 C$      +51.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.25 C$ 84.00 C$      +26.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.04 C$ 103.33 C$      +39.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.80 C$ 52.10 C$      -28.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.11 C$ 15.00 C$      -48.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -16.7 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,545.84 C$ 1,000.00 C$      -35.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,963.85 C$ ?     
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.54 C$ 54.16 C$      -32.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50.62 C$ 45.00 C$      -11.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.33 C$ 112.83 C$      -15.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.74 C$ 130.00 C$      -19.6 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,515.73 C$ 1,660.78 C$      -34.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,229.10 C$ 1,550.00 C$      -30.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,441.54 C$ 2,800.00 C$      -37.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,602.33 C$ 2,500.00 C$      -30.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,289.89 C$ 687.48 C$      -46.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,020.96 C$ 534.19 C$      -47.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Kingston Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,723.31 C$ 4,557.91 C$      -3.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.57 7.33      +11.5 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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