Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Kitchener 

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Consumer Prices in Kitchener are 10.3% lower than in Toronto (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kitchener are 16.4% lower than in Toronto
Rent Prices in Kitchener are 26.2% lower than in Toronto
Restaurant Prices in Kitchener are 16.4% lower than in Toronto
Groceries Prices in Kitchener are 3.9% lower than in Toronto
Local Purchasing Power in Kitchener is 9.8% higher than in Toronto
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Restaurants
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.50 C$ 22.50 C$      -8.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 110.00 C$ 80.00 C$      -27.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 C$ 13.00 C$      -13.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 C$ 8.00 C$      -5.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.38 C$ 7.57 C$      -19.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.26 C$ 4.41 C$      -16.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 C$ 3.00 C$      +5.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 C$ 1.83 C$      -16.0 %
Markets
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.58 C$ 9.65 C$      -38.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.44 C$ 2.96 C$      -14.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.13 C$ 2.11 C$      -0.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.71 C$ 4.52 C$      -4.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.25 C$ 6.71 C$      -7.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.69 C$ 6.91 C$      -10.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.66 C$ 10.36 C$      +19.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 C$ 2.95 C$      +22.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.83 C$ 0.88 C$      +5.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.49 C$ 2.15 C$      -13.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 C$ 3.08 C$      +37.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 C$ 1.47 C$      -13.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 1.95 C$      +16.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.10 C$ 3.41 C$      +10.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.42 C$ 1.76 C$      -27.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -21.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.39 C$ 3.98 C$      +17.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.77 C$ 4.28 C$      +13.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 C$ 15.00 C$      -25.0 %
Transportation
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.35 C$ 3.75 C$      +11.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 C$ 92.00 C$      -41.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 C$ 3.50 C$      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 3.70 C$      +31.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.00 C$ 35.00 C$      +12.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.10 C$ 5.54 C$      -9.2 %
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$ 27,382.58 C$      -9.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 198.27 C$ 192.50 C$      -2.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.36 C$ 50.00 C$      -23.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.33 C$ 70.66 C$      -6.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.12 C$ 37.00 C$      -50.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.06 C$ 40.00 C$      +33.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 C$ 15.50 C$      -13.9 %
Childcare
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,528.09 C$ 822.40 C$      -46.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,810.00 C$ 17,400.00 C$      -32.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.03 C$ 69.99 C$      -10.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.88 C$ 52.50 C$      +7.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 128.82 C$ 110.83 C$      -14.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.29 C$ 133.33 C$      -17.3 %
Rent Per Month
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,526.78 C$ 2,006.25 C$      -20.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,235.71 C$ 1,766.67 C$      -21.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,368.52 C$ 2,875.00 C$      -34.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,570.00 C$ 2,725.00 C$      -23.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,294.15 C$ 622.45 C$      -51.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,029.31 C$ 501.67 C$      -51.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Toronto Edit Kitchener Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,708.36 C$ 4,320.95 C$      -8.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.61 7.06      +6.9 %
Last update: March 2024February 2024
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