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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 4.92% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 0.51% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Toronto are 9.00% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 2.22% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 10.41% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 30.53% lower than in Chicago, IL
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  Chicago, ILTorontoDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(19.85 C$)
15.11 $
(20.00 C$)
     +0.75 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
(86.02 C$)
60.45 $
(80.00 C$)
     -7.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(9.26 C$)
8.31 $
(11.00 C$)
     +18.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(6.62 C$)
6.05 $
(8.00 C$)
     +20.91 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(7.94 C$)
6.05 $
(8.00 C$)
     +0.75 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.14 $
(5.48 C$)
3.25 $
(4.30 C$)
     -21.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 $
(2.35 C$)
1.84 $
(2.43 C$)
     +3.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.59 $
(2.10 C$)
1.50 $
(1.98 C$)
     -5.71 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.78 $
(3.68 C$)
7.67 $
(10.14 C$)
     +175.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.35 $
(3.11 C$)
2.18 $
(2.88 C$)
     -7.30 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $
(2.42 C$)
1.47 $
(1.94 C$)
     -19.82 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.09 $
(2.77 C$)
2.69 $
(3.56 C$)
     +28.72 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.40 $
(7.15 C$)
6.67 $
(8.83 C$)
     +23.51 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.50 $
(5.96 C$)
6.05 $
(8.01 C$)
     +34.44 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.53 $
(7.32 C$)
7.68 $
(10.16 C$)
     +38.76 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 $
(2.79 C$)
1.53 $
(2.02 C$)
     -27.69 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $
(1.11 C$)
0.71 $
(0.94 C$)
     -15.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $
(2.45 C$)
1.76 $
(2.33 C$)
     -5.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.45 $
(1.92 C$)
1.47 $
(1.94 C$)
     +1.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $
(1.21 C$)
1.15 $
(1.52 C$)
     +25.30 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $
(1.27 C$)
1.10 $
(1.45 C$)
     +14.29 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $
(1.87 C$)
2.22 $
(2.94 C$)
     +56.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $
(2.69 C$)
2.09 $
(2.77 C$)
     +2.93 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(15.88 C$)
15.11 $
(20.00 C$)
     +25.94 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(2.29 C$)
2.20 $
(2.91 C$)
     +26.90 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $
(3.04 C$)
2.52 $
(3.33 C$)
     +9.50 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $
(17.20 C$)
11.33 $
(15.00 C$)
     -12.81 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(3.31 C$)
2.46 $
(3.25 C$)
     -1.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $
(138.95 C$)
110.52 $
(146.25 C$)
     +5.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(4.30 C$)
3.02 $
(4.00 C$)
     -7.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(2.98 C$)
2.13 $
(2.82 C$)
     -5.41 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $
(31.76 C$)
23.45 $
(31.03 C$)
     -2.30 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.24 $
(4.28 C$)
3.56 $
(4.71 C$)
     +10.06 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,850.00 $
(27,591.81 C$)
18,891.48 $
(25,000.00 C$)
     -9.39 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,921.77 $
(26,363.44 C$)
18,201.39 $
(24,086.78 C$)
     -8.64 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 122.80 $
(162.51 C$)
122.10 $
(161.58 C$)
     -0.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(0.15 C$)
0.28 $
(0.37 C$)
     +152.12 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.31 $
(78.49 C$)
50.64 $
(67.01 C$)
     -14.63 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.60 $
(65.63 C$)
42.51 $
(56.26 C$)
     -14.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.33 $
(32.20 C$)
22.40 $
(29.64 C$)
     -7.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(15.88 C$)
11.33 $
(15.00 C$)
     -5.54 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,049.63 $
(1,389.03 C$)
1,102.42 $
(1,458.88 C$)
     +5.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,228.57 $
(21,476.05 C$)
16,173.20 $
(21,402.78 C$)
     -0.34 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.88 $
(67.34 C$)
51.34 $
(67.93 C$)
     +0.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.67 $
(48.53 C$)
36.33 $
(48.07 C$)
     -0.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.22 $
(103.52 C$)
84.77 $
(112.18 C$)
     +8.37 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 112.61 $
(149.02 C$)
106.24 $
(140.60 C$)
     -5.65 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,728.75 $
(2,287.74 C$)
1,533.99 $
(2,030.00 C$)
     -11.27 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,110.38 $
(1,469.42 C$)
1,204.96 $
(1,594.58 C$)
     +8.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,240.73 $
(4,288.61 C$)
2,644.38 $
(3,499.44 C$)
     -18.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,983.21 $
(2,624.47 C$)
1,954.12 $
(2,585.98 C$)
     -1.47 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 338.32 $
(447.71 C$)
712.31 $
(942.64 C$)
     +110.55 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 182.30 $
(241.24 C$)
572.42 $
(757.52 C$)
     +214.01 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,891.38 $
(5,149.65 C$)
2,689.79 $
(3,559.53 C$)
     -30.88 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.27 3.67      -14.00 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:418746
Data from past:18 months12 months
Currency: USD