Cost of Living in Hamilton

Summary of cost of living in Hamilton, Canada:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$ 18.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 C$ 60.00-130.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$ 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 C$ 6.50-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$ 6.00-11.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.71 C$ 2.50-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 C$ 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 C$ 2.00-3.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.74 C$ 5.89-18.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.03 C$ 1.81-3.98
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.68 C$ 0.68-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.24 C$ 3.29-7.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13.45 C$ 3.15-27.22
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.66 C$ 4.00-11.34
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.18 C$ 7.99-15.88
Apples (1 lb) 2.30 C$ 1.79-3.38
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 C$ 0.56-2.50
Oranges (1 lb) 2.64 C$ 1.50-3.99
Tomato (1 lb) 1.91 C$ 1.49-2.25
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 C$ 0.40-1.99
Onion (1 lb) 1.92 C$ 1.13-2.69
Lettuce (1 head) 3.32 C$ 1.99-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.74 C$ 1.50-4.28
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 12.00-22.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.28 C$ 3.00-3.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.39 C$ 2.50-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 19.00 C$ 16.00-20.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 C$ 3.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 114.40 C$ 80.00-135.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$ 4.00-4.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 C$
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.68 C$ 5.28-6.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00-33,978.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,519.78 C$ 27,382.58-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 257.82 C$ 170.00-400.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56.97 C$ 32.77-97.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.16 C$ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.89 C$ 16.00-90.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.00 C$ 30.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19.00 C$ 15.00-22.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,166.67 C$ 500.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,000.00 C$
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.22 C$ 70.00-95.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60.00 C$ 30.00-75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 129.25 C$ 100.00-160.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 158.00 C$ 80.00-250.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,998.12 C$ 1,800.00-2,300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,847.67 C$ 1,700.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,905.00 C$ 2,100.00-3,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,487.50 C$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,149.98 C$ 300.00-3,999.97
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,883.86 C$ 280.00-4,999.96
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,383.33 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.92 5.50-8.75

Prices in Hamilton

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Last update: April 2024
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2 Comments so far
Eric on Oct 13, 2022:
From Michigan. The cost of living in Hamilton is about on par with the cost of living in Ann Arbor.
Stephanie on Oct 27, 2020:
I have a family of 11 and coming from NY (upstate, not the city). It seems cost of living is high in Hamilton. Are there surrounding towns that would be more affordable?