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Cost of Living in Hamilton

Summary about cost of living in Hamilton:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$ 45.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 C$ 8.00-11.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.75 C$ 4.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$ 5.30-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.78 C$ 2.50-5.32
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 C$ 1.25-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 C$ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.60 C$ 4.27-15.10
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.40 C$ 1.81-3.33
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.06 C$ 0.45-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.64 C$ 1.99-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.54 C$ 2.26-6.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.42 C$ 2.72-6.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.84 C$ 3.18-14.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.90 C$ 1.00-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 C$ 0.59-0.97
Oranges (1 lb) 2.14 C$ 1.49-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.00 C$ 1.70-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.37 C$ 0.23-0.50
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 C$ 0.43-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.72 C$ 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 C$ 1.99-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.75 C$ 13.50-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.20 C$ 2.00-2.45
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 C$ 2.80-3.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 C$ 11.00-14.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$ 2.30-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 101.20 C$ 85.00-105.60
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.90 C$ 3.40-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.12 C$ 2.90-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 46.71 C$ 33.42-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.65 C$ 4.35-5.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,269.50 C$ 20,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,914.80 C$ 18,000.00-22,900.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.22 C$ 68.00-225.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 C$ 0.15-0.40
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.18 C$ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.11 C$ 20.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 C$ 12.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.50 C$ 12.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 869.84 C$ 700.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,000.00 C$ 9,600.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.30 C$ 29.99-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.53 C$ 24.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.28 C$ 65.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 104.94 C$ 60.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,005.43 C$ 700.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 846.84 C$ 600.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,691.39 C$ 1,300.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,541.67 C$ 1,100.00-1,900.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 419.08 C$ 307.51-600.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 337.63 C$ 225.00-500.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,274.69 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.33 2.60-5.20

Prices in Hamilton

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Last update: December 2018
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4 Comments so far

#Matt on Mar 03, 2018 :
This is great....but an actual date/year of when these prices were gathered would be great, as cost of living increases every year.
#Rim on Jan 05, 2017 :
Wow it's still expensive to live on central Hamilton mountain. Wages need to start matching cost of living. The city is becoming dirty. Where are our taxes going ? Wake up people.
#tip top on May 15, 2016 :
Raised on Hamilton (mountain), live in Ancaster (suburb) now. Lots to do here, festivals, hiking trails ,waterfalls, sports. Great place to raise a family, good public schools, McMaster University one of the best.
#Anonymous on Jul 09, 2015 :
This is a very colourful place filled with artists, hipsters and yuppies. Hamilton is to Toronto what Harlem or Queens is to Manhattan.