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Cost of Living in Guelph

Summary about cost of living in Guelph:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 C$ 15.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 C$ 50.00-85.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 C$ 8.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 C$ 5.00-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 5.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.46 C$ 3.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.00 C$ 1.50-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.78 C$ 1.50-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.70 C$ 6.40-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.49 C$ 1.81-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.13 C$ 0.91-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.89 C$ 2.37-3.59
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.50 C$ 4.33-6.35
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.60 C$ 2.27-8.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.12 C$ 2.95-9.98
Apples (1 lb) 2.38 C$ 1.70-3.17
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 C$ 0.57-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 1.65 C$ 1.30-1.99
Tomato (1 lb) 1.20 C$ 0.91-1.49
Potato (1 lb) 0.91 C$ 0.91-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 1.40 C$ 0.91-1.99
Lettuce (1 head) 2.47 C$ 1.44-3.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 C$ 1.49-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 12.00-17.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.05 C$ 1.25-2.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.46 C$ 1.37-3.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 C$
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 3.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 C$ 75.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 C$ 2.75-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 C$ 3.86-3.86
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.00 C$ 32.00-32.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.94 C$ 3.79-4.16
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$ 23,000.00-28,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 C$ 18,000.00-29,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 199.51 C$ 120.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 C$
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.45 C$ 45.00-80.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.86 C$ 30.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.00 C$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 C$ 11.00-12.75
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 900.00 C$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 C$ 16,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.00 C$ 50.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.00 C$ 30.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.67 C$ 60.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.75 C$ 100.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,105.42 C$ 900.00-1,450.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 936.36 C$ 700.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,637.50 C$ 1,500.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,505.00 C$ 1,200.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 316.77 C$ 250.00-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 259.30 C$ 150.00-371.61
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,004.00 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 2.70 2.50-3.00

Prices in Guelph

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Last update: November 2017
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3 Comments so far

#Tara on Jun 12, 2016 :
Guelph is an amazing city! It is eclectic, fun, safe and beautiful. The number of areas where you can be on a trail in the woods, a park, or a conservation area, meanwhile right in the city without barely realizing, is incomparable. Most areas are a 5-10 minute drive to a river where you can drop a canoe/kayak, fish, take your dog for a dip etc. Guelph is also very accepting, due to it's studenty/hippie population, nothing really surprises us, or bothers us. In addition to all of this, it has all the amenities you need, and a decent transit system (not to mention the walking/biking trails which take you all over the city, mostly avoiding streets).
#kevin on May 15, 2015 :
I have lived in guelph my entire life(minus college and university) and think Guelph is a great place to live and raise a family,if you can afford it. With close proximity to the 401 and rapid expansion,the prices of houses have skyrocketed. Guelph is an industrial city,always has been. Linamar practically owns the city and funds much of its major events,yet the people that work for Linamar can't afford to live in guelph on their mediocre wages. People from larger citys like toronto(GTA) who want the small town feel without the hit to the pocketbook find guelph to be affordable. In my opinion,if you want a home not far from 401 and for about 70000 less than guelph, go 15 mins west to cambridge. The property tax is half of what guelph is, the city is better kept and managed. Industry in cambridge is booming and it's expanding with new young residents. None of the crazy university bar scene crap you find in downtown guelph.
#Rowan on Mar 31, 2014 :
Guelph is a lovely city, low rent for Southern Ontario but fairly average for the country. Income inequality isn't terribly pronounced. However, job availability is terrible for students and for entry-level positions. The city is growing rapidly, and some things will take a while to catch up. Plenty of options for cutting living expenses exist, including housing co-ops and local food baskets.