Toronto (Ontario) travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Toronto (Ontario)

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Toronto (Ontario) for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1892* (2422 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 160 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 4110* (5250 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 241 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 66 per person
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 6704* (8568 $)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Toronto (Ontario) compared to Canada in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Toronto (Ontario) in 2020 is 9% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Toronto (Ontario) in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Toronto (Ontario) by expense type

Restaurant budget in Toronto (Ontario)

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Toronto (Ontario) is 6% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 16/person
($ 9.2 to $ 24)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 24 to $ 47)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.2/person
($ 7.5 to $ 12)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.2 for 500ml
($ 3.8 to $ 7.6)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.7 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3.8)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 2.3 to $ 4.2)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Toronto (Ontario)

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Toronto (Ontario) is 18% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 109/night
($ 73 to $ 153)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 120/night
($ 83 to $ 187)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 200/night
($ 119 to $ 310)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 282/night
($ 206 to $ 372)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 533/night
($ 373 to $ 676)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 96/month
($ 71 to $ 134)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 250/month
($ 153 to $ 373)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 279/month
($ 170 to $ 429)

69% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 232/month
($ 130 to $ 364)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 250/month
($ 145 to $ 446)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Toronto (Ontario)

On average, the price of supermarket food in Toronto (Ontario) is 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

153% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.4/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 5.1)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3.8)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 17/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 32)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 13/kg
($ 8.1 to $ 24)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 5.1)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.6/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 5.5)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 5.1)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 2.3/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 3.2)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 0.7 to $ 3.1)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 17/kg
($ 7.6 to $ 32)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Toronto (Ontario)

On average, the price of transport in Toronto (Ontario) is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.5/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 2.7)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 118/month
($ 114 to $ 125)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.1
($ 2.5 to $ 4.7)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 28/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 164)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Toronto (Ontario)

On average, the cost of housing in Toronto (Ontario) is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 113/month
($ 63 to $ 198)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

126% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 54/month
($ 40 to $ 78)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1700/month
($ 1464 to $ 1925)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1504
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1359/month
($ 1078 to $ 1695)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1203
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2721/month
($ 2310 to $ 3466)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2437
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2045/month
($ 1617 to $ 2695)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1911
Gym
Gym
$ 45/month
($ 21 to $ 78)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1199/month
($ 771 to $ 1695)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1048
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 19632/yr
($ 13088 to $ 24635)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18340

Leisure activity budget in Toronto (Ontario)

On average, budget for leisure activities in Toronto (Ontario) is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 10 to $ 14)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 12 to $ 45)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Toronto (Ontario)

On average, shopping budget in Toronto (Ontario) is 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 13/pack
($ 12 to $ 16)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 57
($ 32 to $ 78)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 24 to $ 63)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 55 to $ 116)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 104
($ 63 to $ 163)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Toronto (Ontario)
Manchester → Toronto (Ontario)
Manchester → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 639
(fair price: $ 544)
Dublin → Toronto (Ontario)
Dublin → Toronto (Ontario)
Dublin → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 521
(fair price: $ 450)
Edinburgh → Toronto (Ontario)
Edinburgh → Toronto (Ontario)
Edinburgh → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 653
(fair price: $ 549)
London → Toronto (Ontario)
London → Toronto (Ontario)
London → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 602
(fair price: $ 495)
Los Angeles → Toronto (Ontario)
Los Angeles  → Toronto (Ontario)
Los Angeles  → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 480
(fair price: $ 418)
Sydney → Toronto (Ontario)
Sydney → Toronto (Ontario)
Sydney → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1312
(fair price: $ 1077)
Melbourne → Toronto (Ontario)
Melbourne → Toronto (Ontario)
Melbourne → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1355
(fair price: $ 1094)
Perth → Toronto (Ontario)
Perth → Toronto (Ontario)
Perth → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1624
(fair price: $ 1350)
Auckland → Toronto (Ontario)
Auckland → Toronto (Ontario)
Auckland → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 1486
(fair price: $ 1183)
Montreal → Toronto (Ontario)
Montreal → Toronto (Ontario)
Montreal → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 229
(fair price: $ 196)
New York City → Toronto (Ontario)
New York City → Toronto (Ontario)
New York City → Toronto (Ontario)
$ 294
(fair price: $ 223)

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About this information on the cost of living in Toronto (Ontario)

The information about the cost of living in Toronto (Ontario) shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Toronto (Ontario) was updated on 22-05-2020.

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