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Seattle vs Toronto
Sea vs Tor

Average net salary (After tax)

Toronto
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Sea
Outside city centre
Tor
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Sea
Outside city centre
Tor
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tor
Sea
Outside city centre
Tor
Sea

Mortgage rates

Toronto
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Toronto
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tor
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Tor
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tor
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tor
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Toronto
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tor
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Toronto
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tor
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Tor
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Tor
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tor
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Tor
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Tor
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Toronto
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tor
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Tor
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tor
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Tor
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Toronto
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tor
Sea

Summer dress

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

Tor
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Toronto
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth