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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 5.56% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 0.13% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Toronto are 9.36% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 3.53% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 10.07% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 33.51% lower than in Chicago, IL
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  Chicago, ILTorontoDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(19.72 C$)
15.21 $
(20.00 C$)
     +1.41 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
(85.47 C$)
60.84 $
(80.00 C$)
     -6.39 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(9.20 C$)
8.37 $
(11.00 C$)
     +19.51 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(6.57 C$)
5.32 $
(7.00 C$)
     +6.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9.20 C$)
6.08 $
(8.00 C$)
     -13.08 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.29 $
(5.64 C$)
3.32 $
(4.36 C$)
     -22.64 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 $
(2.56 C$)
1.77 $
(2.32 C$)
     -9.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 $
(2.28 C$)
1.47 $
(1.94 C$)
     -15.18 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.80 $
(3.68 C$)
7.70 $
(10.13 C$)
     +174.88 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.38 $
(3.13 C$)
2.27 $
(2.98 C$)
     -4.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $
(2.40 C$)
1.40 $
(1.84 C$)
     -23.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.11 $
(2.78 C$)
2.77 $
(3.64 C$)
     +31.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.39 $
(7.08 C$)
6.52 $
(8.57 C$)
     +21.04 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.50 $
(5.92 C$)
6.03 $
(7.93 C$)
     +33.90 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.50 $
(7.23 C$)
7.51 $
(9.88 C$)
     +36.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 $
(2.77 C$)
1.52 $
(2.00 C$)
     -27.86 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 $
(1.11 C$)
0.74 $
(0.98 C$)
     -12.30 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.85 $
(2.44 C$)
1.77 $
(2.33 C$)
     -4.56 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.45 $
(1.91 C$)
1.45 $
(1.90 C$)
     -0.08 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.92 $
(1.21 C$)
1.21 $
(1.59 C$)
     +31.56 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 $
(1.26 C$)
1.07 $
(1.41 C$)
     +11.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.45 $
(1.90 C$)
2.20 $
(2.90 C$)
     +52.51 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $
(2.66 C$)
2.15 $
(2.83 C$)
     +6.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $
(17.09 C$)
15.21 $
(20.00 C$)
     +17.01 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.74 $
(2.29 C$)
2.18 $
(2.87 C$)
     +25.55 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 $
(2.89 C$)
2.59 $
(3.40 C$)
     +17.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $
(17.09 C$)
11.41 $
(15.00 C$)
     -12.24 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(3.29 C$)
2.47 $
(3.25 C$)
     -1.13 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $
(138.06 C$)
111.04 $
(146.00 C$)
     +5.75 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(4.27 C$)
3.04 $
(4.00 C$)
     -6.39 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(2.96 C$)
2.17 $
(2.86 C$)
     -3.44 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.00 $
(28.93 C$)
23.58 $
(31.00 C$)
     +7.17 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.24 $
(4.26 C$)
3.85 $
(5.06 C$)
     +18.83 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,910.00 $
(27,493.45 C$)
18,823.48 $
(24,750.00 C$)
     -9.98 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,416.50 $
(25,529.73 C$)
17,782.05 $
(23,380.68 C$)
     -8.42 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 121.02 $
(159.12 C$)
125.35 $
(164.81 C$)
     +3.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(0.15 C$)
0.36 $
(0.47 C$)
     +219.21 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.44 $
(80.79 C$)
50.70 $
(66.66 C$)
     -17.49 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.15 $
(65.94 C$)
44.96 $
(59.11 C$)
     -10.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.00 $
(35.50 C$)
22.91 $
(30.13 C$)
     -15.13 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(15.78 C$)
11.41 $
(15.00 C$)
     -4.93 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,030.72 $
(1,355.25 C$)
1,088.45 $
(1,431.14 C$)
     +5.60 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,675.00 $
(21,925.07 C$)
15,876.37 $
(20,875.00 C$)
     -4.79 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.34 $
(66.19 C$)
52.30 $
(68.77 C$)
     +3.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.85 $
(49.77 C$)
37.45 $
(49.25 C$)
     -1.05 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.45 $
(103.15 C$)
87.04 $
(114.45 C$)
     +10.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 112.96 $
(148.52 C$)
109.91 $
(144.51 C$)
     -2.70 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,713.00 $
(2,252.33 C$)
1,505.30 $
(1,979.24 C$)
     -12.12 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,092.91 $
(1,437.02 C$)
1,166.72 $
(1,534.06 C$)
     +6.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,129.49 $
(4,114.80 C$)
2,570.06 $
(3,379.24 C$)
     -17.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,904.80 $
(2,504.53 C$)
1,864.56 $
(2,451.61 C$)
     -2.11 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 329.89 $
(433.75 C$)
698.78 $
(918.79 C$)
     +111.82 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 187.92 $
(247.09 C$)
551.48 $
(725.11 C$)
     +193.46 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,822.27 $
(5,025.70 C$)
2,537.91 $
(3,336.96 C$)
     -33.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.25 3.66      -13.91 %
Last update: November 2018November 2018
Contributors:413729
Data from past:18 months12 months
Currency: USD