Cost of Living in Windsor

Summary of cost of living in Windsor, Canada:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 C$ 10.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$ 60.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$ 12.98-17.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$ 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.75 C$ 4.14-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.30 C$ 4.00-6.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 C$ 1.50-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 C$ 1.25-2.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.74 C$ 5.50-16.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.38 C$ 1.61-3.18
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.11 C$ 1.36-4.99
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.16 C$ 2.00-6.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.93 C$ 5.90-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.45 C$ 3.40-9.98
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.52 C$ 2.72-9.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.94 C$ 0.91-5.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 C$ 0.36-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 2.52 C$ 1.36-5.99
Tomato (1 lb) 2.33 C$ 0.91-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 C$ 0.50-2.49
Onion (1 lb) 1.51 C$ 0.80-2.49
Lettuce (1 head) 3.22 C$ 1.99-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 C$ 1.29-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.50 C$ 15.00-22.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.50 C$ 3.21-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.56 C$ 2.00-8.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 C$ 16.00-22.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 C$ 2.68-3.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 C$ 110.00-138.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.67 C$ 4.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$ 30.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.62 C$ 5.00-6.32
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$ 33,978.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,976.61 C$ 27,382.58-33,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190.30 C$ 100.00-300.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 82.00 C$ 50.00-125.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 91.26 C$ 73.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.60 C$ 14.99-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.00 C$ 30.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.50 C$ 11.99-18.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,000.00 C$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.50 C$ 25.00-148.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.25 C$ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 117.60 C$ 80.00-170.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.00 C$ 70.00-120.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,616.67 C$ 1,400.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,766.67 C$ 1,600.00-1,900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,200.00 C$ 2,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,700.00 C$ 2,200.00-3,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 464.51 C$
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 393.68 C$
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,877.08 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.05 4.54-8.75

Prices in Windsor

This city had 273 entries in the past 12 months by 38 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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8 Comments so far
BC on Dec 13, 2023:
I would not recommend living here. Not only is the city a very negative place to live, but the schools are not up to the standard they should be. The housing is insane and there are limited places for entertainment. If you are ok with visiting the USA often for entertainment it might be worth it. Is it cheaper than Toronto? Yes. Is it warm? Yes. Is the city getting more unsafe by the year? Also yes. If you're looking to live here, we are having a housing crisis. If you want to live in a fairly bad area, you can do that for a decent price in comparison to the the rest of Canada. But we are no longer the cheap paradise we used to be. It used to be cheap to live here despite how awful the city is. Now it's overpriced and impossible to find good housing in an area without drug and gun violence.
Anonymous on Aug 29, 2023:
Despite what the previous comment asserts, employment opportunities are actually nonexistent. Windsor has a population of 300,000 but has the employment capacity of a city one third that size. There is no way to support yourself here, the jobs simply do not exist.
Anonymous on Mar 14, 2023:
Employment opportunities in Windsor are rich, but quality of employment is relatively low. For the entrepreneur, there is roughly 500,000 people within a 1.5 hr radius. Though it is possible to successful begin a business here, the growth rate potential stagnates
Anonymous on Jan 25, 2023:
If you've got a half million in cash, you can guy a house in Windsor. Otherwise, look elsewhere.
Becca Champagne on Apr 25, 2022:
I re-did quite a few of these to update them to the most updated stuff. I hope I was close enough to the average
PRABHNEET SINGH on Sep 19, 2021:
Lemme know if affordable Rental accommodation is available in Windsor Ontario Canada for couple (double occupancy) In a single room. (Budget $300 to $400).
nelrose on Sep 26, 2020:
Hi am plain to relocate where is cheaper place

for family of five to living in Canada
Michael Palmer on Jun 16, 2020:
I am contemple my option to move from Toronto to windsor, Ontario, what kind of support can i received from your company?.