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Los Angeles vs Toronto
Lax vs Tor

Average net salary (After tax)

Toronto
Los Angeles

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Lax
Outside city centre
Tor
Lax

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Lax
Outside city centre
Tor
Lax

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tor
Lax
Outside city centre
Tor
Lax

Mortgage rates

Toronto
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Toronto
Los Angeles

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tor
Lax

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Tor
Lax

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tor
Lax

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tor
Lax

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Toronto
Los Angeles

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tor
Lax
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Tor
Lax
White bread 500g
Tor
Lax
Eggs 12
Tor
Lax
White rice 1kg
Tor
Lax

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Toronto
Los Angeles

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Tor
Lax
Beef round 1kg
Tor
Lax
Local cheese 1kg
Tor
Lax

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tor
Lax
Lettuce 1 head
Tor
Lax
Tomatoes 1kg
Tor
Lax

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tor
Lax
Oranges 1 head
Tor
Lax
Bananas 1kg
Tor
Lax

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Tor $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Tor $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Toronto
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 17.14% higher than in Los Angeles

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Tor $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Tor $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Tor $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tor
Lax
Market 0.5L bottle
Tor
Lax

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tor
Lax
Market 0.33L bottle
Tor
Lax

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Toronto
5
Los Angeles

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tor
Lax

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Tor
Lax

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Tor
Lax
1 pair men's leather shoes
Tor
Lax

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Toronto
$15.33
Los Angeles
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth