Cost of Living in Hamilton

Summary about cost of living in Hamilton, Canada:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 C$ 14.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$ 65.00-140.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.50 C$ 9.00-13.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.25 C$ 4.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.25 C$ 6.00-8.50
Cappuccino (regular) 4.58 C$ 2.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.41 C$ 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.59 C$ 1.00-2.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.98 C$ 4.65-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.02 C$ 1.81-4.53
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 C$ 0.91-4.99
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.02 C$ 2.75-5.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.54 C$ 2.27-27.22
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.42 C$ 2.27-9.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.29 C$ 3.63-10.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.38 C$ 1.00-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.90 C$ 0.59-1.99
Oranges (1 lb) 1.97 C$ 1.36-3.99
Tomato (1 lb) 2.10 C$ 0.77-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 C$ 0.27-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 C$ 0.50-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.62 C$ 1.50-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 C$ 1.00-3.99
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$ 12.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.58 C$ 2.30-2.90
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.54 C$ 2.45-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 C$ 14.00-19.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 3.00-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 110.00 C$ 65.00-125.20
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.40 C$ 3.90-7.25
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.90 C$ 2.90-2.90
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.71 C$ 33.42-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.48 C$ 7.00-7.68
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,100.00 C$ 22,570.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,800.00 C$ 19,600.00-26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.73 C$ 85.00-275.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 C$ 0.05-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.08 C$ 65.00-112.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.21 C$ 30.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.33 C$ 0.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 C$ 15.00-22.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,133.33 C$ 400.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,000.00 C$
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.73 C$ 25.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52.86 C$ 30.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.38 C$ 80.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118.74 C$ 80.00-170.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,532.25 C$ 1,358.00-1,900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,405.00 C$ 1,200.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,387.50 C$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,390.00 C$ 2,100.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 557.41 C$
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 551.93 C$ 500.00-603.86
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,800.00 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.42 1.99-8.75

Prices in Hamilton

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Last update: August 2022
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1 Comments so far
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?